Thank you Harper Books for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.
You know sometimes when you read a book, and when your finished, you’re blown away that it was a debut? That’s how I feel about FREEFALL. This book read so smoothly for me, and the alternating chapters/perspectives were done so seamlessly, it felt I know was just flowing through the story. The narrative was so, so good. Sometimes in these types of Thrillers, they can come off to “Action movie-esqe” for me, and so I tend to shy away from them, as I loathe most action movies. I was pleased to find out that FREEFALL was nothing like that.
I loved that even though Mother and Daughter were not in the same state, they both knew that something was amiss. I appreciated that there was more to this story than Allison and her Fiance. This wasn’t just a love story about them. It was more of a story between a mother and daughter, and how deep those familial bonds can be rooted. Blood is thicker than water, as the saying goes.
I have seen many other bloggers speak about how fast this book read, and they are absolutely right. I think it is largely due to fluidity of the story. It is so fast faced, and every chapter has a great reveal, and secrets that are revealed, so there is not much time for dull moments. I love books that can pull me in that first chapter, and than sink their claws in, until I am finished.
Also, I want to note, that I appreciate Jessica Barry for shedding light on Postpartum Depression, something that many don’t speak about, and something other moms are embarrassed to admit they suffer from. I feel depression/anxiety are things being mentioned a lot in books lately, but I would love to see other types of illnesses/diseases being brought to light in books. The moral of this story, is a mother and daughters love for each other, and how far they will go for each other, no matter what state their relationship is. Bestfriends, or estranged. No matter what.