The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton.
Publisher – HarperFiction.
Release date – 2nd April 2020.
You can purchase this book on Amazon here.
At the school gates, there’s no such thing as yesterday’s news . . .
When Liza’s little boy has an accident at the local health club, it’s all anyone can talk about.
Was nobody watching him? Where was his mother? Who’s to blame?
The rumours, the finger-pointing, the whispers – they’re everywhere. And Liza’s best friend, Sarah, desperately needs it to stop.
Because Sarah was there when it happened. It was all her fault. And if she’s caught out on the lie, everything will fall apart.
The Fallout was different from what I was expecting, but it was still worth a read. It started off interesting and gripping, and I was excited to know what happened. The suspense was great at the beginning, however; the story dragged, and I felt it would have been better being shorter.
I didn’t particularly like any of the characters. Although they felt believable, I struggled to connect with them. However, I presume that’s because their world is so far from mine, rather than it being a problem with the characters.
Overall, this book had great potential but parts weren’t to my liking. It gripped me near the beginning but as the story went on; I become bored and my concentration waned. However, still, a great read for anyone who likes books filled with drama and secrets and I’d still like to check out other books by this author.
Rebecca Thornton is an alumna of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course, where she was tutored by Esther Freud and Tim Lott. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, You Magazine, Daily Mail, Prospect Magazine and The Sunday People amongst others. She has reported from the Middle East, Kosovo and the UK. She now lives in West London with her husband and two children. The Fallout is her third novel.
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