What I’m Reading: Before the Fall

I just finished the audio book Before the Fall by Noah Fawley.  This is a book that was recommended by Mary from Country Threads.  I typically like books that Mary recommends to I wanted this one.  After putting it on my on-line library hold list I was somewhere like #78 on 2 copies.  It would have been a long time before it would be available to me.  That’s when blog reader Doris contacted me and gifted me her Audible credits.  This was a book she gifted me…what a sweetie.


With all that riding on the book…a recommendation and a gifted book, I was hoping  would like it…but did I?Yes, I did.  The book was one that completely held my interest and had me wanting to find something to do so that I could listen longer.  I very much liked the character Scott.  He was a very thoughtful man and one that I very much appreciated hearing his story.  I wish more people thought like him.

The story flips from present day to past.  It tells the story from many perspectives.  I always love that!

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot–the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers’ intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.

Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4 stars.  Hmm….That surprised me.  I thought it was a better book than that.  I’ll admit, the ending happened fast but at the same time, I don’t really know how else it could have ended. I’d give the book 4.3 stars.  I liked it!

THANKS a trillion to the blog reader, Doris, who gifted me this book  THANKS, THANKS.  I so appreciate it.

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