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The Fall: The new suspense-filled thriller from the Richard and Judy Book Club author | Gilly Macmillan
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'A masterclass in psychological suspense. I couldn't put it down' Claire Douglas 'A gripping new thriller by Gilly Macmillan - the mistress of classy suspense' Shari Lapena 'A superbly plotted, breathless mystery' Lucy Clarke 'A one-sit read. Creepy, compelling and superbly plotted' Sarah Pearse ______________________________ Be careful what you wish for... Nicole and Tom's lives are changed overnight by a ten-million-pound lottery win. Before they know it they've moved into a state-of-the-art Glass Barn conversion in the stunning grounds of Lancaut Manor in Gloucestershire. But their dream quickly turns into a nightmare when Tom is found dead in the swimming pool, with a wound on his head. Someone close to home must be responsible. But other than the young couple who live in the Manor, and their housekeeper in the Coach House next door, there's no one around for miles. Who among them is capable of murder? _____________________________ Praise for Gilly Macmillan: 'Gilly Macmillan writes with verve and emotional acuity' New York Times 'Brilliantly written, completely unputdownable, absolutely unmissable' Tim Weaver 'Great characters and a clever plot make for a highly engaging read. Storytelling at its best!' B.A. Paris 'A truly excellent read' Jane Shemilt 'Full of devious twists and turns' Cara Hunter 'White-knuckled suspense' Tess Gerritsen 'This is another winner for me. Absolutely loved it. Gripping, page turning and so cleverly plotted. I had real sympathy for the characters (some of them at least!)' Emma Curtis 'The Fall is an out-and-out winner! Hugely enjoyable, flawlessly crafted, beautifully written. This is a superior mystery of the highest order' C.M. Ewan 'Brilliantly crafted' Woman & Home 'Cleverly put together, it'll have you thinking long after you've finished reading' Press Association
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Nicole & Tom's dreams were supposed to have come true when they won the lottery. They quit their jobs & bought a plot of land in what were the grounds of Lancaut Manor in Gloucestershire, & built themselves a state-of-the-art barn conversion. Things crash to a halt though when upon returning from a day out at the local country fair, Nicole finds Tom dead in the swimming pool. (continued)

OutsmartYourShelf She runs to the neighbours, Sasha & Olly, who live at the Manor & the police are called. Evidence of someone else being at the house that day comes to light, a card for a masseuse is found in Tom's pocket, & lipstick is found on one of the cups in his den. Everything points to Tom possibly being unfaithful & the police wonder if Nicole found out. Meanwhile next door at the Manor, things may not be exactly what they seem. (edited) 3d
OutsmartYourShelf The story is told from multiple points of view including those of a character from five years ago called Anne. The reader has entries from her diary interspersed with the present day goings-on. It was okay, it was all just a bit too slow. I also didn't really like any of the characters, even the police detectives were kind of obnoxious so I didn't really become invested in any of their stories. 3d
OutsmartYourShelf Verdict: slow-going & found it hard to care about any of the characters. 3⭐

My thanks to #NetGalley & publishers, Random House UK/Cornerstone/Century, for the opportunity to read an ARC.

Full Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5371854887

Read: 22nd-26th May 2023

#20in4 @andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 A shame it wasn‘t better. 3d
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Well this was quite the read. There's a fair amount of secrets and lies flowing with some very clever twists along the way. I did figure out what happened to Tom but some of the other secrets took me by surprise. The plot is a slow burn as you slowly learn about the characters, They all have their own flaws and issues but I think I was drawn most to poor Tom. The ending was brilliant, I love how it all fell into place. #Netgalley 4*