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Since We Fell

by Dennis Lehane

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Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
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  • Published May 2017
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The new novel from New York Times bestseller Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, 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. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.

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"Starred Review. A crafty, ingenious tale of murder and deception - and a deeply resonant account of one woman's effort to heal deep wounds that don't easily show." - Kirkus

"Starred Review. Don't be surprised if Since We Fell makes readers forget about that other psychological thriller featuring an unstable heroine named Rachel." - Booklist

"The book's conspiracy plot doesn't cut the deepest; it's Lehane's intensely intimate portrayal of a woman tormented by her own mind." - Publishers Weekly

"Readers will enjoy going along for the ride in this engrossing story about love, deception, and marital commitment." - Library Journal

"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

"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

"The most thrilling novel I'll read all year. Since We Fell is simmering with emotion, menace, and humor. I loved it." - Kate Atkinson

"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

"[Lehane's] ability to create levels of tension that cause the reader to sweat in a cold room has no peer. The mystery and intrigue never let go; the heart-racing tempo and twists and turns are engaging and unexpected all the way down the track." - James Lee Burke

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Dennis Lehane Author Biography

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Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published thirteen more novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile; Live by Night; World Gone By; Since We Fell, and Small Mercies.

Four of his novels – Live by Night, Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island – have been adapted into films. A fifth, The Drop, was adapted by Lehane himself into a film starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini in his final role. Lehane was a staff writer on the acclaimed HBO series, The Wire, and also worked as a writer-producer on ...

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