Catch Her When She Falls by Allison Buccola

Catch Her When She Falls
.ePUB, 323 pages
Expected Publication: 01 Feb 2022
By: Random House Publishing Group

About The Book:
Ten years ago, my boyfriend killed my best friend. When Micah Wilkes was a senior in high school, her boyfriend was convicted of murdering her best friend, Emily, a star ballerina with a bright future. A decade later, Micah has finally moved on from the unforgivable betrayal and loss. Now the owner of a bustling coffee shop in her small hometown in Pennsylvania, she’s happily coupled up with another old high school friend, the two having bonded over their shared sorrow. But when reminders of her past begin appearing at her work and home, Micah begins to doubt what she knows about Emily’s death. Questions raised on a true crime blog and in an online web sleuthing forum force her to reexamine her memories of that fateful night. She told the truth to the investigators on the case, but was there another explanation for Emily’s murder? A stranger in the woods. An obsessive former classmate. A domineering ballet instructor. Or the internet’s favorite suspect: Joshua, Emily’s outcast younger brother who hasn’t been seen since his sister’s death. As Micah delves deeper into the case, she feels her grip on reality loosening, her behavior growing more and more secretive and unhinged. As she races to piece together the truth about that night ten years ago, Micah grapples with how things could have gone so wrong and wonders whether she, too, might be next to disappear.

My Review:
This is the story of Micah and her boyfriend, Alex, who goes to jail for the murder of her best friend Emily. The murder happened ten years ago while the friends were in high school...turns out Alex was cheating on Micah with Emily when the murder occured. Alex has claimed he is innocent the entire time, even though he gave a false "confession". 

The story is told in three timelines, the distant past, the recent past and currently. The recent past timeline has Micah living in her hometown with Ryan, Alex's best friend and she owns a coffee shop where they all used to hang out together eating ice cream. The current timeline has Micah driving to Massachusetts to see Emily's brother ,Jacob. Then there is Julie, Alex's current girlfriend, she is working to get Alex free and prove his innocence. 

Weird and threatening events start to happen to Micah and that helped with the creep factor. I know it seems like there is a lot going o but trust me it is worth it. I loved that I didn't know who did what to whom for the majority of the book and the twists were very surprising. The last quarter of the book was so intense it had me holding my breath and changing my mind who the culprit was over and over again. This is a really decent whodunnit debut and I look forward to what the author comes up with next.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Allison Buccola and Random House Publishing Group for the giving of the ARC.

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