Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley


“Life is a series of decisions and reactions. It is the things you do and the things that are done to you.
And then it's over.”
― Noah Hawley,
Before the Fall

Within 18 minutes of take off a private jet crashes into the ocean. Two will survive, an artist and the sole heir to a fortune.

Scott and four year old JJ float in the ocean, full of plane debris and fuel. Scott quickly realizes that he is their only hope for survival. He determines which way is to the shore and with little JJ on tow, sets off swimming, hoping that he has chosen the correct direction.

The mystery surrounding the crash is heightened by a variety of circumstances.  Is it an accident, terrorism or sabotage?

The story is told in multiple point of views. The chapters are relatively short and provide enough background characters to give insight to the story and wrap up the conclusion.

The book starts off strong and interesting. Holding ones attention and then is falters for a bit and picks back up. I was engrossed with this page turner. I loved the end but I can see how many will despite it.

I recommend this to those of you looking for a good mystery thriller.

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