All Fall Down by Tom Bale
Rob and Wendy Turner are enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend cookout with their family when suddenly a man who has been beaten near to death wanders into their yard. It’s immediately apparent that the man needs quick medical attention…and soon after, he dies at the hospital. The family has no clue who the man was or who could have done this to him, and they aren’t really able to offer the police much help.
Rob and Wendy Turner assume it was all a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but within a few days they realize their lives are also being threatened. What the family does not know, is that they are being watched…have been being watched for a long time…by a group of people who are determined to fulfill a very sick and twisted agenda.
All Fall Down releases on September 1st and I was lucky enough to be approved for an advanced copy through NetGalley. For me, it reads like your typical Mystery/Suspense/Thriller…so if that is a genre you normally enjoy, this is probably one you want to check out. There are a few rather graphically violent parts to the story… I always like to mention that just in case there are some who are put off by things like that. It wasn’t an amazing book for me, but it was enjoyable and I didn’t really guess what was happening. I did have an issue with the way the story was written…especially in the beginning. For me, it read kind of like a sequel to a first book (even though it’s not) that I missed out on. Half information is given, but instead of it being given in a way that leaves you feeling suspenseful, it made me feel like I missed some information. Most of those pieces fit together by the end, so it worked out…just something that I found kind of irritating in the beginning.
I think I’m kind of tougher on my reviews for books in this genre for some reason, seeing as how my last handful only received a 3/3.5 star rating from me, I’m not really sure why that is 😉
Thank You to Netgalley, Bookouture and Tom Bale for the opportunity to read and review.
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars