Take the Fall

Take the Fall

by Emily Hainsworth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062094223
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/16/2016
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Emily Hainsworth was raised in upstate New York and currently resides in Denver with her husband and daughter.

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Take the Fall 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Laura_at_125Pages More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars - Original review @125Pages.com Take The Fall was a surprising thriller. Surprising in that I did not guess the killer at all which I loved, and surprising in that even though I was kept guessing till the end, I did not love it. Now, I liked it just fine, but the emotional hook just wasn’t there for me. Sonia and Gretchen are the best of friends. Always together they have a bond tighter than sisters. Then they are attacked. One ends up shaken and bruised and the other ends up dead. Determined to uncover what happened, Sonia engages an unlikely ally and begins to uncover truths that will rock their small town and further put her life in danger. Emily Hainsworth crafted a well thought out world. Full of proverbial dark alleys and illicit secrets, the setting was spot on. The pacing was generally good, a few spots dragged but quickly got pulled back into the action. The writing was strong and well thought out. The characters were where I had some issues. Implied back stories filled out most of them, but without the whole of them, the personalities did not shine through. That made it hard for me to feel emotionally attached to anyone. I want to feel with a person, grieve with them, laugh with them and feel afraid for them. And I didn’t, the hook just wasn’t there for me. For the most part I enjoyed Take the Fall. I genuinely enjoyed being kept guessing until the end. Almost every chapter, I would change my guess who the killer was and never once did I guess correctly. So even without the emotional touch I enjoyed the ride to the end. A decent entry into the thriller genre, Take the Fall kept me on my toes but failed to grab my heart. I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Emily's other book, so was beyond thrilled to get my greedy hands on this one. I really liked Sonia. She's smart and being in her head had me captivated right from the beginning. There are a lot of secondary characters {*cough* suspects *cough*} and Emily did a fantastic job at getting me to believe that everyone was involved and no one could be trusted. There are some excellent plot twists that I didn't see coming. Every time I thought I had it figured out, something new would be revealed. It's a delicious game of mindfuckery and I loved every bit of it. My main complaint {for lack of a better word} is that I wish there would have been an epilogue. Don't get me wrong, the ending totally works with the story, but I'm greedy and wanted more. Perhaps something a bit more future orientated. **Huge thanks to Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Madison-s_Library More than 1 year ago
This is an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting, check-over-your-shoulder, add-your-own-cliche-here kind of book. This is ultimately an epic murder mystery, with a huge list of suspects, a twist that came out of nowhere and a surprise ending. It's dark and kind of disturbing but so easy to read. The night Sonia was attacked in the forest, her best friend Gretchen was also attacked. Sonia survived, but Gretchen is found dead at the base of the falls. It sparks an investigation and town-wide terror as the police search for those responsible. Top of their list is Marcus Perez, Gretchen's ex-boyfriend. When he approaches Sonia to help clear his name, she decides it might be the perfect opportunity to find evidence that he did kill her. But as they reluctantly work together, Sonia can't help but grow more convinced of his innocence. But there are plenty more potential suspects to investigate while they try to piece together what happened that fateful night. The suspense starts from the very first chapter, and by the time we are a few chapters in there is a huge list of suspects. While I had my suspicions about who really killed Gretchen, I was never sure. One minute you think you're right and then you will be doubting all those thoughts. That's how it is for Sonia as she tries to determine who was where that night and only seems to end up with more possible suspects. There is no shortage of people who wanted Gretchen dead. Even I was kind of glad she was dead by the end of it. The ripples she has left in people's lives are far reaching and really kind of horrible. I had a bad taste in my mouth towards the end of this book. Like any good murder mystery there is no shortage of depravity. But aside from being an incredibly engaging mystery and suspense this is also a book about bullying, manipulation and abuse, and a warning to be very careful about choosing your friends. I was desperate to find out who killed Gretchen. I resisted looking ahead, which I am very glad I did because that made the twist such a huge surprise. I had to stop and go back over everything, looking for clues I had missed. It took very clever writing to create this intriguing story. Aside from coming out of nowhere, I'm not sure if I'm entirely happy with the end, not sure I'm meant to be. It was both shocking and thought provoking. This is predominately a mystery suspense, but there is a small touch of romance. I wasn't sure the romance would ever develop, and it takes about half the book to do so. I wouldn't say the romance is the focus or main point of this book, as it is more about highlighting what could have been. And in that way it's kind of sad. But I won't say more, because I don't want to give anything away. Suffice it to say, I was totally blown away by this mystery, intrigued and impressed with the writing style. The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.