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Take the Fall Hardcover – February 16, 2016
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“An intriguing murder mystery, one whose final twists and revelations hit their marks.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A thrilling and twisted mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.” (Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series)
“Take the Fall is a deliciously dark tale of scandal and deception. I can’t wait to see what Emily Hainsworth comes up with next!” (Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series)
“Fans of whodunit mysteries will enjoy [this]” (Booklist)
“Keep[s] you guessing until the end” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “Hainsworth’s debut novel is fresh, exciting, and haunting … The well-developed characters help readers make an immediate emotional connection that results in a personal investment in the outcome of the story …. a must-have for any classroom or library shelf.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review))
Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “Smart, singular, and utterly compelling—I loved it!” (Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of THE REPLACEMENT)
Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “THROUGH TO YOU is a page-turning read. I lost hours of sleep because I just had to finish it!” (Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME)
Praise for THROUGH TO YOU: “Intriguing.” (Booklist)
About the Author
Emily Hainsworth was raised in upstate New York and currently resides in Denver with her family.
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Two girls were attacked in the woods after a party. Sonia survived, her best friend Gretchen did not. Smart. Popular. Beautiful. Who would kill a girl like Gretchen. But, underneath the perfect façade, Gretchen was so much more than she seemed. Something didn't just happen to Gretchen, Gretchen happened to people. So many people. So many suspects. Sonia is determined to figure out whodunit, with the help of Gretchen's ex, who may or may not be the the murderer.
What a ride. TAKE THE FALL had me guessing right until the culprit was named. This person was on my radar, but so was almost every teen in Emily Hainsworth's riveting story. Sonia, headed to Penn on a full ride in the fall, was a likable narrator, but for all her brains, she often lacked in the common sense department. She made some questionable decisions, the biggest was failing to cooperate fully with the sheriff. My best friend turns up murdered and I could have also been killed, I'm an open book, spilling secrets right and left, pointing fingers at potential suspects. But then again, I'd probably be a boring fictional character.
Hainsworth created unique, multidimensional, interesting characters. I loved the voice she gave Sonia and the familial and friendship relationships. I'm definitely going to check out Hainsworth's other works. The ending was a bit anticlimactic and not fully fleshed out. Although we do learn exactly what happened that fateful night, we aren't privy to the fallout from the discovery. I can't say much more, but the fallout of the circumstances, in my opinion, are important to this story, do that prevented me from grading the story higher.
THEMES: murder, mystery, family, friendship, romance
TAKE THE FALL is a thoroughly enjoyable, wild ride that slightly falters at the end.
From the perspective of a reader, it is certainly thrilling to try to figure out the culprit, and it certainly was a shock for me. It was a ballsy move and made the ending a bit thrown together for me. That is primarily the reason I docked off a star – the pace and feel of the ending didn’t match the rest of the story, and the reveal of the culprit certainly raised some interesting questions that made me skim through the book once again. It seemed a bit out of character for that person, and didn’t fit in with the clues and all the things caused from that initial incident. But still, if you love a book for the thrills, I would say definitely read this one.
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Plot: Take the Fall opens with Sonia running into her family's diner at a questionable hour.Read more
Take The Fall was a surprising thriller. Surprising in that I did not guess the killer at all which I loved, and surprising in...Read more
I really liked Sonia.Read more
We are immediately thrown right into the very heart of the story as the novel opens with Sonia...Read more