Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.
Following a nervous breakdown, Rachel is now slowly rebuilding her life with the help of her ‘devoted’ husband, Brian. When she finds out he has been keeping secrets from her, she wonders if she ever knew the real version of him and what version of herself she’ll now have to live as. With two well-realised characters and perfect dialogue, Lehane has again written a masterful thriller with deep emotion that has made me want to re-read everything he’s ever written.
Recommended by Donal Harding, Dubray Bray