One of America's best writers in any genre * Irish Independent * A riveting thriller . . . Lehane's prose knocks most of his crime-writing contemporaries into a cocked hat, and I gulped his novel down with enormous pleasure * Daily Telegraph * Lehane is a superior crime writer and this nuanced novel is both a gripping portrait of the psychological wounds we carry inside us and a stealthy, plot-twisting thriller steeped into darkness and violence * Metro * The author replaces tension with action and pace, keeping the reader relentlessly turning the pages to a propulsive climax * Big Issue * The mood and pace change directions as quickly as the plot, but Lehane never lets his narrative vehicle veer out of control * Booklist * Combines pulp thrills with literary heart and sophistication * Entertainment Weekly * Lehane, is, as ever, a graceful writer, observant of the world that shapes his characters' lives * The Washington Post * Sharply different . . . [Lehane] remains one of the great, diabolical thriller kings who seems intimately acquainted with darkness and can make it seep from the page of screen * New York Times * Splendidly-engineered, wide-ranging plotting and Lehane's intuitive pulse for human frailties make this a compelling read * LoveReading * What seems at the start to be an edgy psychological mystery seamlessly transforms into a crafty, ingenious tale of murder and deception * Kirkus * Once you pick up a Dennis Lehane novel you're hooked. It's just that simple. Since We Fell is a complex, compelling, page-turner of a novel from a master storyteller at the top of his game. * Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author * One of crime fiction's most exciting and well-orchestrated finales-rife with dramatic tension and buttressed by rich psychological interplay between the characters. Don't be surprised if Since We Fell makes readers forget about that other psychological thriller featuring an unstable heroine named Rachel. * Booklist * In Since We Fell we see the same enormous talent and literary skill that has characterized his other work. Few use language that has such raw power. His ability to create levels of tension that cause the reader to sweat in a cold room has no peer. This story is hard to put down. The mystery and intrigue never let go; the heart-racing tempo and twists and turns are engaging and unexpected all the way down the track * James Lee Burke * Complex . . . filmically arresting * Independent * Acclaimed Lehane is at the top of his game with this multi-layered story of a troubled woman who begins to mistrust her perfect husband. The plot oozes tension and the brilliant writing makes this a thriller to lose yourself in * Sunday Mirror * terrific . . . a crime writer fully the equal of more ostensibly literary authors * Evening Standard * 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 * One of the outstanding crime novelists of this century . . . absorbing . . . demonstrating a psychological depth and sensitivity * The Times * With sharply acute characterisation, this is classic Lehane * Guardian * The most thrilling novel I'll read all year. Since We Fell is simmering with emotion, menace, and humour. I loved it. * Kate Atkinson * 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. Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations. In short, I hate him. But I'll read anything he writes * Gillian Flynn *
From the Back Cover
After a very public mental breakdown, Rachel Childs, once a tenacious, globe-trotting journalist, 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 heartbreaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.
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