Hayden Duke has the naive ambition to make some money and prove to his family that he can take care of himself, so he accepts a short-term contract working for his old college friend, Shane Fallon. All seems like a dream come true…until Shane kills himself. Right in front of Hayden.
Detective Santiago has seen it all before. Shane had narcotics in his system when he hanged himself, and the dope had to come from somewhere - like an old college buddy. Case closed. But only a week before Shane’s suicide, another employee from the same office walked straight into the ocean. Both men’s last words are the same - they’re sorry for what they’ve done. Just a coincidence, right?
Inspired by true events, We All Fall Down is a heart-racing classic from prolific thriller author Simon Wood.
©2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2012 Simon Wood
An avid listener of fiction, it almost makes the long journey to work worth it.
Its an easy story to follow, you'll guess the plot before it happens so its a little predictable but enjoyable non the less.
Santiago, reminds me of Columbo.
The narrator is British but the story is set in California. The pronunciations make it awkward. I only listened to the entire book because the story was interesting. However, the main characters are so stupid that at points I thought they were getting just what they deserved. I normally rate Simon Wood five stars but this one just missed the mark for me.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
I've listened to ten Simon Wood novels and enjoyed most. This novel is set in California where he now lives. In the opening minutes of We All Fall Down a character speaks with a strong southern accent. Wood writes that the character is from the south where "they fu-k their sisters and marry their cousins". I decided not to listen to more. Mr. Wood, you likely have more listeners/readers from the US south than me. Your insulting us with a stupid comment may be an error.
I actually have. It's apparent he likes to make his characters dumb as bricks. They have no common sense and their stupidity gets other characters killed. Not as bright as the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew in diapers
He was all wrong for this book. Accent, intonations ugh
"Great book, shame about narrator."
This took a little longer to get going than the others, but it was worth the wait.
I found myself struggling to figure this one out, the story line is very clever and I marvel at how he keeps coming up with these totally different story lines and delivers them on the page with such interest.
Simon Wood keeps me gripped and I can't wait to read more.
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