Before the Fall by Noah Hawley is a mystery of a plane crash which leaves two survivors. As the pieces are pieced together with flashbacks which feature each of the victims, little clues are discovered. What brought down the plane?
The story opens with the Bateman family: David, his wife Maggie and their children, Rachel and JJ are boarding their plane at the end of their vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. They are joined by the flight crew, their security team and their friends, Ben and Sarah Kipling and a local painter, Scott. The takeoff is smooth and the flight uneventful. Until 16 minutes into the flight, the plane disappears from radar and crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Scott and the Bateman’s young son, JJ are the only survivors as Scott swims them both to shore. Soon the investigation is underway and everyone on the plane had something to hide. With the authorities investigating, rumors fly about what brought down the plane. Terrorism? Revenge? Murder? All fueled by a less than scrupulous reporter, Bill Cunningham, who not only wants the story but wants to make a name for himself at any costs, even illegal costs. The truth behind the events of the flight will leave everyone shocked and shaken.
Before the Fall grasped my attention from the first chapter and I eagerly read to discover the clues and figure out this mystery. When I read the last line, my first reaction was “WOW!” This book is a great story which intrigues and grips your attention. I didn’t expect the ending and I can’t talk about too much detail because it will give too much away. This book did not disappoint and I highly recommend Before the Fall!
Before the Fall
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