#BookReview: The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton @RThorntonwriter @HarperCollinsUK @HarperFiction #TheFallout
Release date - 2nd April 2020
Book length - 432 pages
Publisher - Harper Collins
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
At the school gates, there’s no such thing as yesterday’s news . . .
When Liza’s little boy has an accident at the local health club, it’s all anyone can talk about.
Was nobody watching him?
Where was his mother?
Who’s to blame?
The rumours, the finger-pointing, the whispers – they’re everywhere. And Liza’s best friend, Sarah, desperately needs it to stop.
Because Sarah was there when it happened. It was all her fault. And if she’s caught out on the lie, everything will fall apart.
A different type of story, THE FALLOUT by Rebecca Thornton is a drama that will slowly pull you in and keep you on edge to the very end.
Sarah and Liza are best friends for five years and have always been there to support each other among all of the competitive mum crap that they don't want to be a part of. Except when it comes to one particular mother, Ella, Sarah cannot help but be envious of her picture-perfect lifestyle. So when Sarah gets the chance to speak to Ella while at the local prestigious family health club, she jumps at it, forgetting for that split second her promise to Liza and a tragic accident takes place. Sarah is devastated and wants to do whatever it takes to help Liza who was going through a tough time anyway with her controlling ex, and she will do whatever it takes to make it up to Liza who doesn't know the truth. But when the WhatsApp mommy crew starts spreading rumours and an investigation begins, will Sarah own up to her part in it all or will she make things a whole lot worse and realise that maybe she doesn't know Liza as well as she thought she did?
The characters in THE FALLOUT are a bunch of relatively wealthy mums who all have their own secrets hiding behind closed doors but try to put on the perfect facade for the rest of the world to see. While I certainly felt for some of the characters along the way, none of them are particularly likeable but that didn't stop me from wanting to understand what everyone was hiding. The damage of social media and keyboard warriors is excellently portrayed throughout and there was never a lull in the drama at any point, with plenty of twists and surprises along the way.
Overall, I enjoyed THE FALLOUT by Rebecca Thornton and look forward to more from this writer.
REBECCA THORNTON is a journalist and runs an online advertising business. Her work has been published in Prospect magazine, the Daily Mail, the Jewish News, and the Sunday People. She was acting editor of an arts and culture magazine based in Jordan, and she’s reported from Kosovo, London, and elsewhere in the Middle East. Rebecca is a graduate of the Faber Academy and The Exclusives is her first novel. She lives in London.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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