Fall From Grace
- Quercus Publishing Plc
- Publication Date:
- 07 June 2012
- Thriller and Suspense
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There are authors you read that give you a good story and then there are authors like Richard North Patterson, James Lee Burke, Lee Child and Vince Flynn (to name a few) who you KNOW that no matter what subject they choose to write about, you will be capitavated until the bitter end. I say "bitter" because you don't want these stories to end. Fall from Grace flows from the first sentence to the last. Writers of this caliber know how to write a story you've never read before and write it well. I believe he's left this main character to return another day. More to which I can look forward.
Adam Blaine is summoned from his job as a covert agent in Afghanistan when his father dies unexpectedly. Even in death, his narcissistic father manages to give the middle finger to the family one last time. Adam, the runaway son who left home 10 years before and never looked back, is named as executor of Ben's estate. In addition to the shock of his father's final disrespect, Adam is disturbed that the police think the death was a murder. When the police suspect his family, Adam doesn't really care if one of them did it, he just doesn't want them to be punished. They suffered enough when his father was alive. This is classic Richard North Patterson. I loved it from beginning to end. Dennis Boutsikaris is an excellent narrator. Even though his voice is sort of nasal, it works. :)
lots of twists that make this a very good plot. although I can't believe Adam will hold his secrets much past the last pages...
I first started reading this author many years ago when he wrote mystery suspense. I remember being blown away by Eyes of a Child. He than started writing political novels often with a moral dilemma and I absolutely loved his Protect and Defend. In Fall from Grace he writes about the psychological peeling of a narcissist, the sons who hate him, a murder or suicide and the secrets of a sorely dysfunctional family. Found this novel to be absolutely fascinating.
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