Saturday, September 24, 2016

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

On the invitation of an acquaintance, Scott Burroughs boards a small private plane headed to New York from Martha's Vineyard. Also on board: a television news network magnate, a Wall Street VIP, their wives, 2 children, and the crew. Midway through the flight, the unthinkable happens - the plane crashes into the ocean, and Scott and one four year-old boy survive.

In the aftermath, Burroughs is bemused to be lauded as a hero, and tries to keep a low profile. But, as speculation into the crash grows, along with the media tumult, he begins to question his choice.

The story unfolds in a non-linear style - going back and forth between characters and time, with a plot that's straight out of today's headlines. The suspense continues to build, and you'll find yourself at the edge of your seat until the very end. Loved this book, and I can't wait to see what Mr. Hawley has in store for us next.


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