Blog Tour: Falling by T.J. Newman
Released: 10th June 2021
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Buy link: Click here for amazon link.
You just boarded a flight to New York.
There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.
What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.
For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.
The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.
Enjoy the flight.
Like a thriller? Miss the action thriller films of decades past? Then this book is for you.
As soon as I read the blurb for this, I knew I wanted to try it - I don't tend to review a lot of thrillers generally - but something about this stood out. The way that the reader is placed right into the action, it's like an invitation to something that you're not sure you want to be part of, but somehow can't resist.
From the first chapter, I felt almost like I was reading a film script. I could see the chapters playing out in my head, and most of the scenes ended with cliff-hangers, so that made this impossible to put down. So many times, I closed the book and put it down next to me to take a deep breath, then quickly picked it back up to continue reading.
There was a real sense of authenticity with the scene setting and the writing in general, which may come from the author's background as a flight attendant, but I found that intriguing and compelling as the detail used to build the world of the plane around the reader was incredible and made it all seem that much more real.
I was impressed to see a debut novel having been blurbed by so many well known authors, but specifically agree with Ian Rankin who likened the book to Speed - if you are nostalgic for movies from the 90s, then this will be the one for you. I couldn't stop turning the pages and would recommend this to any thriller fan.
Thanks so much to Anne Cater for inviting me to be part of the blog tour, and to the author and publisher for sending me a copy for review.