Review of Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Hello everyone! I’m officially back from my blog hiatus and ready to hit the ground running with a review of my most recent read, “Since We Fell” by Dennis Lehane. This was my May book for the Book of the Month Club (more about that at the end of this post) and I finished it just in the nick of time. Can you believe it is already June?

I’ve got a pretty cute book prop, don’t I? ­čÖé

Synopsis from the publisher:

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.

My take on Since We Fell:

Unfortunately I cannot agree that Dennis Lehane was at his very best with this book because (gasp) I have never read Dennis Lehane before. Frankly I am a little embarrassed to admit that, especially because I love thrillers. However, with that being said, I definitely have some Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone Baby Gone on my To-Read list now after enjoying Since We Fell.

Lehane┬ástarted off a little slow┬áwith this book and initially I was more fascinated by the extreme personalities of Rachel and her mother than the story line. Nonetheless before I knew it the plot was picking up steam and BOOM I was led through various emotions all the way up until the very last page of the book. There was a strange mix of horror, romance, humor, and suspense, done in a very unique way. I went from thinking, “this Rachel girl is hard to relate to and frankly a little annoying” to “YAAASSSSS GIRL!!” I would definitely recommend this book to people who not only love thrillers, but like to mix it up a bit from the run-of-the-mill stuff.

Now get your copy!

So where do you find a copy of this tantalizing tale? Well if you become a member of the Book of the Month Club, you can add it to your box for next month! My smart friend Raelynn talked me into joining just last year and I thought, “what the heck? I’ll try it out and if I don’t like it I will just cancel it.” Yet here I am, almost a year later, an avid Book of the Month (BOTM) member. You really can’t beat what they got going on there. Right now if you click here you can get BOTM for 3 months for just $10/month. We are talking big, beautiful hardcover books shipped directly to your house for just $10 each! Insanity! That’s cheaper than the bookstore.

BUT if you’re not sold on the whole BOTM club yet, SHAME ON YOU! Just kidding. ­čÖé But seriously if you want to just buy this book without getting roped into anything, I recommend purchasing it on Amazon. Just click the link below.

So do you think you’ll read Dennis Lehane’s newest novel? Or if you already have, what did you think? Any Dennis Lehane fans out there? I’d love to hear your take in the comments!

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