The Blaine Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 679 ratings

Fall from Grace Publisher's Summary

The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in bestselling author Richard North Patterson’s twentieth compelling novel. Adam Blaine arrives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who has served as patriarch of his clan for many years. A man fond of sailboats, good wine, and women other than his wife, Ben Blaine has left behind a string of secrets in addition to an emotionally distraught widow and his strangely aloof mistress, Carla Pacelli, a beautiful television actress who once had a drug problem.

As soon as Adam arrives, he discovers that Ben has disinherited his mother, uncle, and brother in favor of his lover, and begins to wonder if his father’s death - caused by an inexplicable fall from a cliff - might be murder. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam skillfully seeks to obscure the evidence suggesting that a family member may have killed his father, while at the same time fighting to undo the will, which favors the enigmatic Carla. As he walks this tightrope, Adam risks his freedom and perhaps his life, even as he unearths increasingly disturbing family secrets never meant to be discovered, and which cause him to question his understanding of his own life and everyone around him - his beloved mother, uncle, and brother and, not least, Carla.

Filled with tight psychological intrigue that will keep readers guessing until the very last page, Fall from Grace confirms that “Richard North Patterson is one of the best in the business” (Time).

©2012 Richard North Patterson (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Fall from Grace

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 482
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 412

    The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in bestselling author Richard North Patterson’s twentieth compelling novel. Adam Blaine arrives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who has served as patriarch of his clan for many years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Usual Suspects

    • By Me & My Girls on 09-04-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Loss of Innocence

    • By: Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane - spending the summer of her twenty-second year on Martha's Vineyard - life could not be safer, nor the future more certain.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful! Stereotyped Characters, Soapy Plot

    • By Wendy on 10-24-13

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Eden in Winter

    • The Blaine Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha's Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine's will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself. As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Necessary but a disappointment.

    • By Ginger on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $24.47