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Fast-moving and twisty, Steven Hart's We All Fall Down delivers one electric jolt after another. It'll keep you up at night. -- J.D. Rhoades, author of Safe and Sound, Good Day in Hell, Breaking Cover and The Devil's Right Hand.
--Book cover

The characters are complex and winning, the plot tight, and especially rewarding, the writing itself is excellent . . . you'll want to read We All Fall Down in one sitting. -- Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genius. --Book cover

* * * A New York Post "Required Reading" title * * *

Hart does a good job portraying Karen McCarthy as both a vulnerable woman and a police officer determined to find and face the truth. He also paints believable characters, from the crackhead who breaks into the wrong house to the corrupt police chief and his posse of sycophants. -- Pat Turner Kavanaugh, The Star-Ledger.

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  • File Size: 860 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Black Angel Press (June 28, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 28, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058TUOOK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,069,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Journalist and freelance writer Steven Hart has been a featured guest on National Public Radio and written for The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the online magazine Salon. He is the author of two acclaimed nonfiction works: The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America's First Superhighway (The New Press), and American Dictators: Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the Perfection of the Urban Political Machine (Rutgers University Press). His first novel, a thriller called We All Fall Down, was spotlighted on the New York Post "Required Reading" list. Last year saw the publication of his second novel, a dark psychological thriller called Echo. Let the Devil Speak: Articles, Essays, and Incitements is his first essay collection. He lives in Central New Jersey.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David McDonough on June 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
Anyone who has ever dealt with New Jersey cops knows they are a mixed breed. In Hart's novel, the police of a fictious New Jersey town are corrupt, often evil, and sometimes conflicted. Karen McCarthy, a new cop with a great many issues, has to decide whether to be one of the boys or a stand-up officer.
Hart, a skilled stylist, smoothly darts back and forth between protagonist and law breakers, and brings everything together in a believable fashion. This is a first rate crime novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nordette Adams on December 12, 2012
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If you're in the mood for a well-crafted, gritty page-turner focused on crime and punishment in a New Jersey township, then Steven Hart's We All Fall Down is the novel for you. Hart has written not only a compelling story but also shaped his heroine, Karen McCarthy, into a believable woman.

Karen McCarthy is the only female cop on a police force determined to make misogyny its battle cry, but she learns and grows as this mystery unfolds because running from a fight is not her style. You'll see quickly that Karen makes mistakes, such as seeking comfort in the wrong places, but you'll root for this young woman, nonetheless; she is flawed but seeks justice.

While many of her fellow officers in this fictional Jersey town sully law enforcement's brass shield, not all the men on the force slip easily into a blue-gang mentality or zero in on any evidence of female imperfection. Hart avoids painting a flat landscape of black and white in this dark crime drama, and Karen McCarthy's world ripples with shades of gray and red. Lots of red. Bodies drop and drop in this thriller, but for the sake of humanity, you'll nod that some of these characters deserve to die.

At other times, you may feel yourself fearing for the lives of itchy thieves and risk takers like meth-head Charley Murphy and his loyal girlfriend Noorie. The writing will make you care. You will also laugh occasionally at the colorful words coming out of these characters' mouths. Hart's shady misfits, wannabe cop kings, and hard-working humans just trying to get by will suck you in, and their stories will stick with you a while after you've read the last page of We All Fall Down. 4.5 Stars. We All Fall Down
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara on March 5, 2014
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I loved how this male author got in a female head to pull this fantastic story off. Great job Steven
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Bonner on July 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
Part of the intrigue of this action crime novel is the portrayal of elemental characters - the desperate low-life, the cop-club mentality and the out-to-prove herself unloved heroine. Charlie is a greasy slippery desperado caught up in a situation way beyond his small time career. Karen is an unattractive (as she sees herself)would be police officer determined to prove her worth despite the sexist wall she must climb and the corruption she discovers.

This is a novel about undersides with several intense gripping episodes pitting these elements against each other. A strong, entertaining first novel by Steven Hart.

I'll be on the lookout for the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jill on August 18, 2011
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This novel is absolutely addictive. It's so well written and the action really keep you on the edge of your seat. During the day I would find myself longing for the free time to get back to this compelling book. It has a seedy, underworld feel to it that I find very appealing. I look forward to more novels from this wonderful writer.
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What I ride I just completed! We All Fall Down by Steven Hart takes us to the underbelly of small town corruption. We have a drug crazed crook, Murphy and a rookie cop, Karen, who tangle and tango throughout the book. Karen, an unattractive, boxy woman is the first female on Bridgebourgh's misogynist police force. She has a lot to prove to herself and to the force.

Murphy, a small time B & E guy stumbles into the wrong house and the wrong time and is accused of killing the Chief of Police. Karen has a chance to capture him, she wrestles him down, over-powers him, and as she steps up to complete the take down, she steps right up into a stair step and nearly knocks herself out, thereby bungling the arrest. Personally, I identified with her on this - it is something I would do: accomplish the task perfectly and then trip over the finish line.

The result of this bungling mistake has Karen on a mission to bring in Murphy, has the police even more ramped up in their persecution and non-support of Karen, and has Murphy going crazy in his attempt to dodge the police.

Hart next takes us into the dark web of corruption within this small town police department pitting Karen and her vision of doing the right thing vs. the corrupt coppers telling her to "do the right thing" only with a very dark agenda.

The book is fast paced, real, well plotted with great characters. There are no super-heroes in this book. Just real people - some with a moral compass and others living on the dark side.

I would call this a must read.
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By Valeri Drach Weidmann on September 6, 2011
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If your voyeristic about New Jersey's nitty gritty blue collar streets, and like detective stories fueled with character driven plots, We All Fall Down might be the police procedural for you. Karen McCarthy, a newbie cop in the cop shop from hell, has to prove herself when Charlie Murphy, a drug addict and small town hood stumbles across her path. For once he's innocent, at least of murder. He's the kind of stooge it's convient to set up for the murder of the police chief's wife. Karen is the kind of character you want to pull for. She's unattractive, has her demons, but she also has a lot of hidden talent and strength. While another woman would flee from a set of cops who want to see her fail, that's just what sets her on fire. You might just want to take a ride in her patrol car through a set of winding streets as dense and fraught with angst as the nearby Pine Barrens. Steven Hart leads us into Bridgeborough, a small, mean Jersey town and doesn't let up on the depth of human foilability and tenacity. The opening is brilliant and shines with a reporter's eye.
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