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Freefall

A Novel
Written by: Jessica Barry
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
3 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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A most anticipated book of 2019: Entertainment Weekly | USA Today | Parade | Cosmopolitan | New York Post | PopSugar | Goodreads

“Exhilarating, emotional - a thriller charged with genuine depth and raw power.” (AJ Finn, author of the number-one NYT best-selling The Woman in the Window)

“The corporate malfeasance and shady conspiracies of John Grisham, with the frank feminism of two rounded female protagonists.” (Entertainment Weekly)

They say your daughter is dead.

You know they’re wrong.

When her fiancé’s private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, everyone assumes Allison Carpenter is dead.

But Maggie, Allison’s mother back home in Owl Creek, Maine, refuses to believe them. Maggie knows her daughter - or she used to, anyway. For the past two years, the two women have been estranged, and while Maggie doesn’t know anything about Ally’s life now - not even why she was on a private plane to begin with - she still believes in her girl’s strength, and in their love for each other.

As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers about the world Allison has been involved in. What was she running from? And can Maggie uncover the truth in time to save her?

Told from the perspectives of a mother and daughter separated by distance but united by an unbreakable bond, Freefall is a heart-stopping, propulsive thriller about two tenacious women overcoming unimaginable obstacles to protect themselves and the ones they love.

©2019 Hudson & Guide Post Limited (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • TinaWoodlee
  • 2019-01-13

Fantastic! Best read in a long time!

Don’t hesitate to get this book!
I listen to many books and I’ve never written a review before this one. I almost didn’t get it because it was so new. Just do it.
This fast paced thriller will keep you hooked and doesn’t disappoint!

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  • Jeanette
  • 2019-02-05

Started out great then fell off

First few chapters were so good but then it just got boring. Couldn’t finish the book because the long talks with neighbor or the inner dialogue was so long

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  • Angela Davis
  • 2019-02-17

I had a hard time believing storyline.

I have lived in the Colorado Mountains and in San Diego so I was intrigued enough to finish the book because of the setting. I am a fan of mystery or thrillers and found circumstances hard to believe a few too many times.

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  • Michael
  • 2019-02-08

Long and tedious

The story and plot were rather unbelievable. Book was long and tedious. Performance was average but just a rather average novel.

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  • Karen
  • 2019-02-21

Ho-hum

Ho-hum, another drama around a pharmaceutical fraud with another unbelievable Jekyll-Hyde character at the center. Not impressed at all.

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  • Churchill
  • 2019-02-12

Best listening in a very long while

After several false starts, mainly Liane Moriarity's latest disappointment, I was really looking for the triple threat novel: great story, believable characters, excellent narrator, plus, plus--Freefall is it. The narrators are the best I have heard in a long time. The story is so well thought out. The mystery is compelling, thoughtfull, riveting. The heroine is flawed and brave , even the sub characters are well drawn. This is the kind of story you keep listening to long after you have pulled into your driveway and the dog looking out of the window is wondering why you are not coming in to the house.

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  • r macintyre
  • 2019-02-11

Lugubrious start but it improved<br />

Slow, gloomy pace in early portion but eventually the tempo increased and characters felt more dynamic.

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  • Cynthia E. Pittman
  • 2019-02-10

Great Book

Really enjoyed listening to this book, even though it was a bit slow at times,

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  • Kyra
  • 2019-01-30

EXCELLENT

Everything I love in a thriller! Really liked all three narrators! Excellent first book for Jessica Barry!

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  • Florence M. Mayes
  • 2019-01-26

Fast read

Interesting story, kept me wanting to read more. Wonderful narrator. Looking forward to Barry’s next book.