Since We Fell: A Novel (Mass Market)

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Staff Reviews

Scarred by an icy relationship with her distant mother, Rachel Childs endures frustration and humiliation in her search for friendship, her father, and a husband. Her sense of trust is further eroded, and her self-reliance is severely tested in the face of unexpected, and unavoidable violence. — Mike Hare


“Endlessly surprising . . . [A] twisty tale.”

—Wall Street Journal

After a very public mental breakdown, Rachel Childs, once a tenacious, globe-trotting journalist, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

“A sleek thriller . . . Well-crafted suspense.”

Tampa Bay Times


“Terrific . . . Lehane is the master.”

—Gillian Flynn


“A pleasantly twisted character study and a love story.”

—Washington Post

About the Author

Dennis Lehane is the author of thirteen novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He grew up in Boston, MA and now lives in California with his family.

Praise For…

“[Lehane] remains one of the great, diabolical thriller kings who seems intimately acquainted with darkness and can make it seep from the page.” — New York Times

“A pleasantly twisted character study and a love story. . . . Lehane is in command of what he’s doing.” — Washington Post

“A pleasantly twisted character study and a love story. . . . Lehane is in command of what he’s doing.” — Tampa Bay Times

“Lehane has written two books-one, an insightful examination of the search for identity and belonging, and two, a thriller that constantly leaves you guessing-and then smashed them together into one terrific read.” — Gillian Flynn

“A riveting exercise in psychological suspense.” — Providence Journal

“Endlessly surprising. . . . [A] twisty tale.” — Wall Street Journal

“Lehane writes expert, compelling thrillers. . . . He’s one of the game changers who smashed the imaginary boundary between genre and literature, proving that we can have the best of both at once.” — Tana French, Washington Post

“Make no mistake, Since We Fell is crime fiction, filled with con men, murder, greed and revenge. But the love story gives this novel its heart.” — Associated Press

“[Lehane’s] work always combines pulp thrills with literary heart and sophistication.” — Entertainment Weekly

“The most thrilling novel I’ll read all year. Since We Fell is simmering with emotion, menace, and humor. I loved it.” — Kate Atkinson

“Complex, tense, compelling, and an emotional and strategic hall of mirrors, where nothing is what it seems—but I would follow Dennis Lehane anywhere.” — Lee Child

“Another winner from the author of Mystic River. . . . A raucous mix of lust, greed, and betrayal.” — AARP Magazine

“The surfeit of plot twists and emotional baggage are buoyed by Lehane’s hard-boiled lyricism and peerless feel for New England noir.” USA Today

“One doesn’t ‘read’ Since We Fell so much as plunge and tumble through its pages like a raft in white water. A sweet bullet of a book.” — Richard Price

“Once you pick up a Dennis Lehane novel, you’re hooked. It’s just that simple. Since We Fell is a complex, compelling, page-turner of a novel from a master storyteller at the top of his game.” — Kristin Hannah

“[Since We Fell] should have crime fiction fans busting out the bottle rockets and champagne. . . . It’s impossible not to succumb.” — Lithub

“With sharply acute characterization, this is classic Lehane.” — The Guardian

“A ride you won’t want to miss.” — New York Journal of Books

“The mystery and intrigue never let go; the twists and turns are engaging and unexpected all the way down the track.” — James Lee Burke

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062993380
ISBN-10: 0062993380
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
Pages: 496
Language: English