Review: Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall By Noah Hawley

Grand Central Publishing, 2016

My Review (3 Stars: Liked it!)

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley got off to a good start with a private plane crash and the dramatic survival of two passengers, a man and a boy.

About two-thirds of the way into the story, I felt it had stalled (the story, not the plane) and almost put it down.

The main characters, dimly connected, included those who were on the plane, the boy’s aunt and uncle, those investigating the crash and a reporter.  Many of the individual characters’ backstories and life perspectives are in-part looked at.  Since most of their stories, individually, were interesting and I was curious to see what or who caused the plane crash, I continued to read/listen to the end.

I consider this book to be more of a mystery than a suspense.

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What Others Are Saying

“Opening with the plane crash, the book works backwards and forwards to tell the stories of each passenger and those close to the crash’s aftermath. As with some other books that worked for me lately (The Expatriates, Only Love Can Break Your Heart), the mystery (i.e. why the plane crashed) serves as a catalyst to explore human emotions and behavior. The crux of this story is more about the people on the plane and what today’s media can do to a tragic story than the crash itself.” – Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Shelves

About The Author (from amazon)

Noah Hawley is an Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, and Peabody Award-winning author, screenwriter and producer. He has published four novels and penned the script for the feature film Lies and Alibis. He created, executive produced and served as showrunner for ABC’s My Generation and The Unusuals and was a writer and producer on the hit series Bones. Hawley is currently executive producer, writer, and showrunner on FX’s award-winning series, Fargo.

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Before The Fall is a SheReads Summer 2016 book selection.  Click here to find links to other blogger’s book reviews for Before The Fall.  I’d like to thank the publisher, Grand Central Publishing and the SheReads organization for sending me this book, free of charge for review.

 Disclosure of Material Connection: 

I received this book (ARC) free from the publisher, Grand Central Publishing, Hatchette Book Group as a member of the SheReads blog network.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.  As I have been preferring audiobooks lately, I purchased this book when it became available and listened to it instead of reading it.  NetGalley also provided me with an electronic copy for review.

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