Lehane has created another standout thriller. This one features a female protagonist and Lehane captures her completely as she struggles with the wounds of a missing father and an ice-cold, withholding mother. When her career implodes, Rachel is beset by crippling panic attacks, helped only by a husband who turns out not to be what he seems. As she begins to realize the depth of this latest betrayal, Rachel goes on the offensive and into a nightmare. This is suspense at its very best. Recommended By Kathi K., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"A crafty, ingenious tale of murder and deception-and a deeply resonant account of one woman’s effort to heal deep wounds that don’t easily show." Kirkus Reviews
"Complex, tense, compelling, and an emotional and strategic hall of mirrors, where nothing is what it seems-but I would follow Dennis Lehane anywhere." Lee Child
"The most thrilling novel I’ll read all year. Since We Fell is simmering with emotion, menace, and humor. I loved it." Kate Atkinson
"One doesn’t 'read' Since We Fell so much as plunge and tumble through its pages like a raft in white water. A sweet bullet of a book." Richard Price
"Lehane has written two books-one, an insightful examination of the search for identity and belonging, and two, a thriller that constantly leaves you guessing-and then smashed them together into one terrific read." Gillian Flynn
About the Author
Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels — including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day — as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He lives in California with his family.