Freefall

Freefall

A Novel

Book - 2019
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When her fiancé's private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter survives-- but the fight for her life is just beginning. Allison knows secrets that powerful men will kill to keep buried. If they know she's alive, they will come for her. In Owl Creek, Maine, Maggie Carpenter learns that her only child is presumed dead, but with no body Maggie isn't giving up hope. She doesn't know anything about her daughter's life now-- not even that she was engaged to wealthy pharmaceutical CEO Ben Gardner. Can Maggie uncover the truth in time to save her daughter? -- adapted from jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062874832
0062874837
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bar
Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm

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lcusack7
Oct 25, 2019

I stayed up late for several nights reading this - very engaging! I think I detected a few details that weren’t accurate, but nevertheless I really enjoyed the story overall. I recommend.

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1MTWAIN60
May 24, 2019

Would she drink a bottle of whiskey when she did?
Could the car she bought go 110 mph without blowing up?
Would a trucker not allow her to pass?
The ending . . . predictable.

Prose is pedestrian.

Okay for a quick read, though I skipped many paragraphs.

There are tighter mysteries, thrillers.

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Newmommy09
Apr 30, 2019

Simple, boring prose. I couldn't get past page 80. Nothing was happening.

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grandjete2004
Apr 10, 2019

WOW!!!!!

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midori_hon
Mar 09, 2019

while reading this i craved a tall iced drink, hot shower, or a steamy bath. no hot dogs, though.

ArapahoeChristineS Mar 05, 2019

Told from alternating narratives, this fast paced novel was a perfect snow day listen. A story of survival, as well as a reflection on a complicated relationship between an estranged mother and daughter. The story was predictable, no surprises here, but it was fast, easy, and enjoyable; perfect brain candy for a monotonous day.

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Nissan19
Feb 15, 2019

Poorly written and smutty

DCLadults Feb 13, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. Allison barely survives the plane crash in the Colorado Rockies that kills her fiancé. And things only get worse from there. A propulsive and tantalizing storyline.

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Adw555
Feb 08, 2019

A tale of survival - in the mountains and in life...

Allison was onboard her fiance’s plane when it suddenly crashed into the mountains. Somehow she survived, and she immediately goes into survival mode. But is there more than just the wilderness waiting to kill her? Could it be that the secrets she has recently learned are enough to kill her as well? If she can just get to safety, maybe it will be fine...maybe...

Across the country, Maggie hears the news of her daughter’s plane crash. Still reeling from the death of her husband two years earlier, Maggie plunges into a deep well of grief. Clinging to the detail that Allison’s body was not found, Maggie allows herself to hope...and therefore starts to obsessively research details of her estranged daughter’s life. But what she finds does not make things more clear...in fact, things are more complicated than they have ever been.

Pros: A really great start to this one...Allison’s challenges/history and Maggie’s determination were offset in precise, well written chapters.

Cons: Parts of this novel were great, I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough. But unfortunately other parts seemed to drag and become repetitive.

I feel badly because I really liked this book at the beginning...but the second half made it a bit less enjoyable for me. Still a super fun, easy read that most people would like, but maybe not love.

3 Stars

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nicoleacrow
Feb 05, 2019

Really enjoyed this book. Alternating chapters between the two main characters (mother & daughter), a survival story, criminal activity, suspense, and so much more. I am a busy working mother but I read the last half of the book within 3 days which is very quick for me!

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