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A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide. Jim is a retired police officer. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong. Tom has woken up to discover that his wife was on the plane and he must break the news to their son. Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds.

©2014 Emma Kavanagh (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Book Scout
  • 05-19-14

Better than "The Husband's Secret"

Part suspense, part Whodunnit, part sensitive examination of the frailties that exist in families, this is a poetic and absorbing story that is written with skill and sensitivity. Where truth and secrets are buried and their sudden revelation throws family members reeling in all directions like debris from a plane crash.
Similar in scope, but very different in plot, to "The Husband's Secret", "Falling" is the better written novel, with more sympathetic characters and a less predictable climax.
An underated audio book that will keep you guessing...

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  • A. Clark-Brown
  • 03-04-15

Excellent!

I loved this book. The characters were believable and I almost listened in one session.

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  • CJP Shaw
  • 01-27-15

Poor pronunciation of Welsh place names

Gripping read - which is let down by reader's poor pronunciation of Cymru and Welsh place names. This failing got in the way of the early part of the story.

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  • Frances Murphy
  • 01-15-18

good story excellent narrator<br />

couldn't stop listening. a book that has 3D characters who hold the reader's sympathy.
sometimes confused as to which character is speaking - only fault with narrator's performance.
crisp, short sentences full of description, sometimes feeling a bit overdone. ending rather unsatisfactory - but then that's life.
overall, good listen.

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  • Roberto
  • 12-23-15

Narrator - do your research!!

Only a short review as I am only half way through this book. The thing that is driving me mad is the incredibly poor research carried out by the narrator. This book is set around South Wales, but the pronunciation of the River Tawe, Jet Cymru and other Welsh names are completely wrong. Why not choose a Welsh narrator!?!? Makes me cringe every time an example comes up. Lazy.
Grrrrrr.
Good story though - shame about the above.

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  • Annika
  • 07-20-15

Interesting reading

Usually I do not like time travel, but in this book it was very interestingly described and played out. The story gave me a lot to think about. I liked this book a lot.

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  • Miss
  • 01-18-15

Depressing and predictable but well read

What did you like best about Falling? What did you like least?

Good lord this book was depressing. Please only listen to this if you are in an incredibly positive and happy place. Otherwise, hide the razors before hitting play. Very well performed by the reader which was the only good thing. It has a twist but you could see it coming from a different continent.

What could Emma Kavanagh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Cheer up a bit

Did Falling inspire you to do anything?

Yes but I hid my razors after chapter one so thankfully I didn't do it.

Any additional comments?

I'd listen to the reader again and again but won't be reading any more from this author.

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  • Lucy
  • 01-17-15

Great easy listen

A first for me from both the author and narrator and I must say a good find.

Narrator very easy to listen to and good story. Not my usual dark thriller but nonetheless still enjoyed it!

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  • sunflower
  • 11-10-14

disappointment

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

story, narration, plot, language

Has Falling put you off other books in this genre?

no, I don't think so....

Any additional comments?

I usually rate Emma Kavanagh - not this time.

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  • Martyn
  • 07-05-14

A lifting experience

Would you listen to Falling again? Why?

Yes I would listen again as the Reader was amazing and held ones attention.

What did you like best about this story?

That it was told from so many different people within the story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Visiting the woman in the hospital.

Any additional comments?

A great book

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  • Ms Sharon Cosgrove
  • 03-08-16

Drama doesn't need to be depressing

This book was recommended by audible because of previous books I have read. I kept waiting for the story to get more interesting and less focused on people's grief. It happened in the last half an hour. I wouldn't read this author again.

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  • Mari
  • 01-14-15

More Than a Plane Crash

A plane crash, a murder, adultery and guilt - this book has it all.Told through four individuals it is the story of one person surviving a plane crash but not her guilt, a murder of a beloved daughter and the detective assigned the case and the family of the dead pilot. Most of the characters, I found, were very unsympathetic and yet I did find myself thoroughly involved in their stories. I found I didn't have to like a character to care about them. The story was well paced and the narrator very good.