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Just Fall
by Nina Sadowsky
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Ballantine, 2016 (2016)
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* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

What would you do to preserve the perfect marriage (even as your doubts about it were growing)? Find out to what extremes Ellie Larrabee will go in Nina Sadowsky's fast moving thriller, Just Fall.

Rob Beauman is the man of Ellie's dreams, but they don't even get through their wedding day before everything starts to fall apart. She quickly discovers that his dark past has caught up with both of them. And it all implodes in St. Lucia.

The story moves back and forth in time in short, succinct chapters, showing what led up to a tsunami of action-packed violence in the Caribbean. In fact this is where the book starts, as we watch Ellie after she knifed the man in her bed (on her honeymoon yet!) Why did she do it and where's Rob?

Back in time we see the joy of her wedding day interrupted by thugs beating up her husband. This was followed by revelations of a criminal past from which he has been unable to free himself. Now Ellie's pulled into it too, on the orders of a man named Quinn.

She steals cars, disguises herself, hooks up for a place to stay, and generally does whatever it takes to stay under the radar. But with betrayals around every corner, will she survive this Caribbean holiday?

Another key plot thread follows local police officer Lucien Broussard. Searching for missing children, he has murder added to his workload - and then his work becomes all too personal. Just Fall is an emotional roller coaster ride for Ellie and a thrill ride for readers from beginning to end. Don't miss this one.

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