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A Fierce Fall (Book Three of the Fugue Trilogy) Paperback – October 30, 2014
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
Read the absorbing new psychological suspense thriller from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Marisha Pessl. Learn more
About the Author
Guy Orgambide is a Ph.D. scientist who left his native France in the nineties, when he was recruited as a researcher at Michigan State University. A few years later, Guy joined in the frenzied ride of the “dot.com” revolution and created the online science news portal SciCentral.com. Guy still enjoys the energy of start-up environments, as he continues to be involved in both scientific research and technology-based projects. From his childhood’s fantastic voyages on the hills of the family’s vineyard, Guy has preserved a love for unbridled imagination. Through his editorial work with SciCentral.com, he has grown very fond of the uniquely dynamic nature of the English language and has chosen to merge these two interests through works of fiction. Guy Orgambide’s debut trilogy—"A Feeble Drift" - "An Upward Draft" - "A Fierce Fall"—reflects his passion for the work of 19th century “romanesque” writers such as Alexandre Dumas or Jules Verne, whose highly creative, adventure-driven, and at times surreal fiction enlivened the literary side of his studies. This trilogy calls upon the reader’s imaginary space rather than the over-solicited emotions that many of today's storylines try to stimulate. Its intrigue straddles the lines between dark mystery, psychological thriller, and speculative science. The author populates unusual spaces with all-too-human characters who are forced to redefine themselves under the assault of strong and twisted currents.
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Told in flashback, we learn about the horrific events that cause Helene to leave her father's home and start a new life in Paris. We also find out how one man's kindness allows her to start anew in Argentina. This is the point where we met Madame in the second book.
Then, it is the present and Richard, the male protagonist who is in all three books, finds out that his teenage daughter that he abandoned along with his wife and sons, has been kidnapped. The kidnapper is really after Madame and uses Richard to get her.
This book delves into the more personal lives of the characters and ties up all loose ends. It ends where it begins.
The first book seems to stand more alone than the second two. The second two really read as one long novel and should be read in order. It just makes more sense that way.
There is also some French political issues that might be confusing for some readers. I didn't understand some of the geo-political events that surrounded the plot.
Also, there is a rape scene in the beginning of the novel, but it's not graphic.
I'm sorry that this is the end. I'd love to see more from these characters.
With a delicious ending and a foe to leave you wondering, this book is a must for all lovers of mystery (or anyone just feeling like a brain twister).