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From John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author, comes The Fall - the riveting legal thriller featuring Dismas Hardy and introducing his daughter Rebecca. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and Michael Connelly.
'The best legal thriller I have read in years' - Brad Thor
Late one night, fostered teen Anlya Paulson plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel.
But did she fall...or was she pushed?
Rushing to produce a suspect, homicide inspectors focus on naïve school teacher Greg Treadway, who volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. But by the time Greg's murder trial is underway, lawyer Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, have unearthed some alternative harrowing possibilities: a missing stepfather, a roommate who ran an escort service, and even Anlya's own birth mother.
How will they get these theories in front of the jury? And, if they can, what price will they have to pay?
What readers are saying about The Fall:
'The Fall is another brilliant example of why John Lescroart is one of the world's most popular authors of legal thrillers today'
'A murder mystery with many twists and turns and a totally unexpected ending'
'I feel as if I know these people, despite the fact they are fictional characters'
San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy's grown daughter, Rebecca, plays a central role in bestseller Lescroart's subpar 19th series legal thriller (after 2014's The Keeper). When 17-year-old Anlya Paulson, an African-American, dies after falling from an overpass into the path of a motorist, the police quickly conclude that she was pushed to her death. Rebecca, who now works for her father's law firm, happens to be with middle school teacher Greg Treadway, in the bar her father owns, when word of the tragedy reaches Greg. Greg, who had dinner with Anlya on the last night of her life, becomes the prime suspect. The police and DA's office are under political pressure to move quickly because of accusations that the authorities aren't pursuing killers of African-Americans hard enough, and Greg, who is white, is soon arrested and facing trial. Rebecca, also white, is convinced he's innocent and decides to defend him. That defense, of course, involves some amateur sleuthing to identify the real killer, complete with coincidences that strain belief and an action-packed resolution outside of the courtroom.