Ex-DI Rachel’s small son is missing. Then his body is discovered. Her cousin Michael is found guilty of his murder and incarcerated in a secure psychiatric unit. Four years later, now divorced and back in the police force, Rachel discovers that Michael is being released to a less secure step-down unit, with his freedom a likely eventuality. Unable to cope with this, she decides upon revenge, assuming a new identity to hunt him down and kill him. However, as she closes in on her target, her friend Jonathan, a journalist, uncovers some unnerving information about her mother and others in her family and begins to suspect that Rachel’s perception of the truth might not be as accurate as she thinks that she might be about to murder the wrong man…
This is one brilliant standout read, not only for the sheer quality of writing but also for the outstanding depth of emotion portrayed within. A mother’s story of revenge, Falling Suns is also a story that explores some of humanity’s darker minds. This is the perfect book to boost your faith in the ‘thrill’ element of the genre and refresh the simple act of being utterly consumed by a book.
When Ex-DI Rachel Dune’ son, Joe, is found dead, her world rapidly slips into something akin to hell, the anguish only a mother can truly attest to. Suddenly she is a passenger in her own life, lost, futilely seeking her dead son in everyday life.
When her cousin, Michael Hemmings comes forward and admits to the murder of his nephew, Rachel endures a harrowing trial and conviction that eventually leads to his being taken to a secure psychiatric unit.
Four years later, Hemmings is about to be transferred to a step-down unit, perhaps even eventually released. Grieving over her son’s death and over the dark secrets that reside in her family’s past, Rachel seeks revenge, as only a grieving mother truly can.
“I sank onto the cold tiles, into the pool of coffee, and watched as Joe’s picture fell downwards, like a leaf floating from an autumn tree. I wanted to catch it, save it, save Joe, but I could do nothing.
Only watch the falling suns.”
Falling Suns is very original. There are a lot of books out there with plots revolving around characters seeking revenge, but with this, there is so much more. Rachel, an Ex-DI, has all the expertise and experience to get it. And in a very unique, brilliant way.
A very dark, visceral book, Falling Suns will inevitably send chills running down your spine, simultaneously blurring the lines between reality and fiction.
I haven’t read anything like this before. Blown away! I loved it!
I thoroughly recommend this book. It’s fabulous!
Dark. Gripping. Disturbing
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Huge thanks to Emily Tutton at Accent Press for my review copy!