Since We Fell: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Since We Fell could be described as a psychological thriller, but it is much more than that. Lehane devotes much of the book to our protagonist, Rachel. She is a journalist who has had her share of challenges, from an overbearing mother who refused to tell her who her father was, to a traumatic on-air breakdown that goes viral and crushes her emotionally and professionally. By the time she falls in love and marries the seemingly perfect husband, we are emotionally vested in her. She has overcome a lot, but just when her life starts to regain some semblance of normalcy, she realizes that she has been deceived in a big way. It becomes apparent that things are not at all as they seem, and that's when it gets pretty intense! This is a book that builds steam as it goes. If you are looking for a good escape read, this is a great choice.

— Sharon

Since We Fell could be described as a psychological thriller, but it is much more than that. Lehane devotes much of the book to our protagonist, Rachel. She is a journalist who has had her share of challenges, from an overbearing mother who refused to tell her who her father was, to a traumatic on-air breakdown that goes viral and crushes her emotionally and professionally. By the time she falls in love and marries the seemingly perfect husband, we are emotionally vested in her. She has overcome a lot, but just when her life starts to regain some semblance of normalcy, she realizes that she has been deceived in a big way. It becomes apparent that things are not at all as they seem, and that's when it gets pretty intense! This is a book that builds steam as it goes. If you are looking for a good escape read, this is a great choice.

— Sharon

Description


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Year

Bookpage Best of 2017

Booklist Best Crime Novel

PopSugar Best Book of 2017

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.

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.

Praise For…


“Endlessly surprising. . . . [A] twisty tale.”
Wall Street Journal

“[Lehane] remains one of the great, diabolical thriller kings who seems intimately acquainted with darkness and can make it seep from the page.”
New York Times

“A pleasantly twisted character study and a love story. . . . Lehane is in command of what he’s doing.”
Washington Post

“A pleasantly twisted character study and a love story. . . . Lehane is in command of what he’s doing.”
Tampa Bay Times

“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

“A riveting exercise in psychological suspense.”
Providence Journal

“Lehane writes expert, compelling thrillers. . . . He’s one of the game changers who smashed the imaginary boundary between genre and literature, proving that we can have the best of both at once.”
— Tana French, Washington Post

“Make no mistake, Since We Fell is crime fiction, filled with con men, murder, greed and revenge. But the love story gives this novel its heart.”
Associated Press

“[Lehane’s] work always combines pulp thrills with literary heart and sophistication.”
Entertainment Weekly

“The most thrilling novel I’ll read all year. Since We Fell is simmering with emotion, menace, and humor. I loved it.”
— Kate Atkinson

“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

“Another winner from the author of Mystic River. . . . A raucous mix of lust, greed, and betrayal.”
AARP Magazine

“The surfeit of plot twists and emotional baggage are buoyed by Lehane’s hard-boiled lyricism and peerless feel for New England noir.”
USA Today

“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

“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

“[Since We Fell] should have crime fiction fans busting out the bottle rockets and champagne. . . . It’s impossible not to succumb.”
Lithub

“With sharply acute characterization, this is classic Lehane.”
The Guardian

“A ride you won’t want to miss.”
New York Journal of Books

“The mystery and intrigue never let go; the twists and turns are engaging and unexpected all the way down the track.”
— James Lee Burke
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062129383
ISBN-10: 0062129384
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Pages: 432
Language: English

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