'Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop’ Karin Slaughter author or PIECES OF HER
'Exhilarating, emotional . . . charged with genuine depth and raw power'
A. J. Finn, author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
'Heartstoppingly thrilling' Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO
After a passenger plane crashes in the mountains, everyone believes Allison Carpenter is dead.
Except for her estranged mother, Maggie.
As she learns more about the accident, Maggie becomes convinced that her daughter is still alive.
She will stop at nothing to save her daughter’s life – even if it means sacrificing her own.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS FREEFALL
'A gripping page-turner. [Look for Me] is exactly what a great thriller should be' Renee Knight
'Opens at full throttle and never lets up' Karin Slaughter
'A scintillating thriller' Independent
'A tense, gripping thriller' Daily Mirror
'I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!' Good Housekeeping
'Jessica Barry deploys her story and its twists with infectious brio' Sunday Express
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Clear a day in your schedule because you’re likely to finish this page-turner in one sitting. When Allison Carpenter is the only survivor of a plane cash in the Colorado Rockies, she knows that it’s better if the world thinks she’s dead. So she flees the scene. Thousands of miles away in Maine, her estranged mother senses her daughter is still alive and begins a search that reveals the darkness and peril the have pervaded Allison’s life. Toggling between the two women’s perspectives, Freefall thunders along in extremely moreish, snack-sized chapters, combining a breathless survival tale with an intriguing portrait of the bond between mothers and daughters.
In the pseudonymous Barry's uneven debut, Maggie Carpenter, who lives in Owl Creek, Maine, is alarmed to learn from the news that her estranged daughter, Allison, has gone missing following the crash of a private plane in the Colorado Rockies. Media identify the pilot as Allison's fianc , Ben Gardner, the CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, though Maggie hadn't even known her daughter was engaged. Everyone insists that Allison is dead, but Maggie becomes obsessed with retracing her daughter's steps from the last two years. Soon, everything Maggie thought she knew about her daughter falls away, and she discovers a world of money, power, and deception that implicates everyone from the FDA to those closer to home. Meanwhile, Allison, who somehow survived the plane crash, battles hunger, exhaustion, and injury in the Colorado wilderness. Barry's meditations on mother-daughter relationships and female roles add much-needed dimension to an otherwise shallow plot full of predictable twists and surface-level emotion. Still, this psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Claire Mackintosh.
A gripping read, aggravating in that I didn’t want to put it down! Brilliant.