NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Year
Bookpage Best of 2017
Booklist Best Crime Novel
PopSugar Best Book of 2017
The new novel from New York Times bestseller Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island
“Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations.” —Gillian Flynn
Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
After spending time in the historical-fiction trenches, Dennis Lehane has crafted a thriller rooted in the present day. He comes out swinging, with a murder on page one. From there, Lehane hurtles back in time, telling the story of main character Rachel Childs’ upbringing (and uncertain parentage). Since We Fell moves fast—Lehane’s easygoing prose always makes the unspooling narrative seem plausible even as he sets up Rachel for big shocks. At one point, a character notes, “Secrets were power. Secrets were better than sex.” That line could easily double as Lehane’s artistic oath.
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Since We Fell
I got lost once or twice but still a very good read.
Not His Best
I agree with many of the other reviewers. I have read all of Lehane’s books and love him as a writer. However I just couldn’t get into this book. It is taking so long for the storyline to develop. I am about a third of the way through the book and just can’t finish it. So disappointing but I am confident his next book will be on par with all of his previous.
If the author had dropped the pretense of this book being a work of literature and concentrated on making it what it turned out to be, I would have enjoyed it.