Take the Fall ARC Review
Author: Emily Hainsworth
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
WHO KILLED GRETCHEN MEYER?
Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen’s body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable, Gretchen can’t be gone. Even as Sonia struggles with guilt and confusion over having survived, the whole town is looking to her for information…could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?
At the top of the list of suspects is Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend—and Sonia’s longtime enemy—Marcus Perez. So when Marcus comes to Sonia for help clearing his name, she agrees, hoping to find evidence the police need to prove he’s the killer. But as Gretchen’s many secrets emerge and the suspects add up, Sonia feels less sure of Marcus’s involvement, and more afraid for herself. Could Marcus, the artist, the screwup, the boy she might be falling for have attacked her? Killed her best friend? And if it wasn’t him in the woods that night…who could it have been?~Goodreads
Enthralled. Captivated. Hooked. I could not put this book down. Oh my goodness, my mind is still reeling. What? Just what? I really need to start reading more mysteries because oh my gosh, this book was fantastic.
I loved speculating along side the characters—I loved not knowing who was lying and who was telling the truth—I had NO idea who to trust and it was magnificent. The plot was so intricately woven that I’m seriously just so mind blown right now. I pointed fingers at so many different characters that I’m so surprised I didn’t catch on to who actually killed Gretchen.
I don’t want to say too much more in fear of giving something away but Hainsworth did such an incredible job with this story; not only with the plot but with the imagery—I clearly SAW the Falls in my head, the park, the Evil Bean, the diner—and the characters—even the background ones—were all so complex.
I thought that the main character, Sonia, was sweet and kind and she seemed to have a good head on her shoulders. I felt so bad that she was attacked. I wanted her attacker to be caught and brought to justice as soon as possible. Then when it came out that her attacker was also a murderer? BAM. I thought, “GET SOME MORE COPS IN THIS TOWN, LET’S FIND THIS PERSON NOW.” “NO, SHERIFF, YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME TO STOP AT THE DINER FOR COFFEE, GET YOUR BUTT ON THE STREETS AND NAIL THIS SUCKA!” I was so invested.
Take the Fall is an insanely engrossing story, I HIGHLY recommend you pick it up!
ALSO- HOW DOES IT END THERE? LIKE FOR REAL? WHEN IS THE SEQUEL?!