Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A well presented first novel, 7 April 2014
This review is from: Falling (Hardcover)
Not just another routine flight. Cecelia the flight attendant is leaving her family behind. Freya's father does not survive the plane crash. Tom's family is crumbling and he has a new murder to solve. Jim is frantic for his ex-colleagues in the force to take him seriously and look for his missing daughter.

Just in case this was your expectation, FALLING is not a novel that details the gory aftermath of a plane crash; the crash itself is painted with minimal brushstrokes and the story has little to offer up about the mechanics of what might cause a huge aircraft to fall out of the sky. What this book is details is the meshing stories of those who lost someone or something of themselves with the crash.

FALLING skates between being a drama novel and a mystery; it succeeds mostly with the former premise as we are made aware how this small group of people come to be connected through one tragic incident. Their helplessness and the altered reactions of the people around them is interesting with there being no right way to react or behave. As with all mysteries, a lot has gone before, and the deaths are the end of an act and not necessarily the start of one.

Kavanagh’s debut novel is moody and a little disconnected; the characters are not wallowing in huge pits of despair but rather trying to fight their way out of the mess their lives have become. The most interesting character in the story is Tom the police officer; he also feels a little too briefly sketched but what we do see does intrigue.

A little taste is offered up as to what drives each character and you may wish there had been a little more to engage our interest in their fates. This economical style does not take away from the efforts of a graceful and well presented first novel.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 2 May 2014 11:20:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jul 2014 09:20:40 BDT
Ordered it but found it not substantial enough so gave up a third of the way through. The blurb and various reviews enticed me but unfortunately I found it somewhat lacking
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Australia

Top Reviewer Ranking: 651,119