Friday 8 July 2016

They All Fall Down by Cat Hogan

Thanks to Poolbeg Press and Cat Hogan, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review......

Jen Harper and her 8 year old son Danny have recently moved into a house on the outskirts of a sleep fishing village in Wexford and she is looking forward to spending her life by the sea as she's always wanted.

She meets Andy, who is a fisherman based in the village too.  Both Jen and Andy both have baggage after suffering separate and awful tragedies.  Jen is then introduced to Scott who is Andy's best friend but he's so protective of Andy, almost to the stage where he won't let Andy out of his sight or be away from his side for too long but why is Scott so protective??  Jen attempts to find the answers and as she does she will push all her relationships to the limit she must confront her demons and face her past, but what is this dark secret that threatens to hurt all of them??

I didn't like this, I LOVED it. I would definitely recommend this book. I had it read in just a few days as I couldn't put it down and there were parts of the story I was shouting at the characters in my head to not do this and don't do that.  The villain character was brilliant, very well written and cleverly constructed.  They were everything you'd expect with a sociopath - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction. Parts of the story where a bit creepy too which was perfect for the story.  This story had it all from a little bit of humor, family, love, betrayal, a web of lies, protectiveness and deception to a little more hard-hitting issues and the lengths that some people will go to to cover up a secret.  They All Fall Down has been compared to Gone Girl which to be honest I don't like publishers comparing their books to other books as I amongst others didn't like Gone Girl so this may turn people against titles that are compared to it and it has also been compared to last year's hit The Girl On The Train but seeing as I haven't read that one (just yet) I can't really compare but this was a highly addictive and a MUST read for all fans of Psychological Thrillers.

This is Cat Hogan's debut novel and I loved it so make sure you grab a copy to bring along with you on holidays as it'll be the perfect beach read.  I'm really looking forward to Cat's new novel which will hopefully be sometime later this year (no pressure Cat).

They All Fall Down is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores and is currently £5.99 on Kindle at the time of publication of this review.

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