I'm excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Falling Woman by Richard Farrell. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and Richard Farrell for letting me be a part of the tour.
Author: Richard Farrell
Published by: Algonquin Books
Released: June 23, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: First, it’s just a barely believable rumor: one person may have survived the midair explosion of a passenger jet on a cross-country course from Washington, DC, to San Francisco. But soon she becomes a national media sensation when “the Falling Woman,” as the press dubs her, is said to have been taken to a Wichita hospital—and then to have disappeared without a trace.
As a dedicated National Transportation Safety Bureau agent joins the search for clues, he becomes drawn into the woman’s moving and personal fight to keep secret the story of her survival, even from her own family, and possibly at risk to his own career.
The Falling Woman is a novel that asks compelling and controversial questions about the value of life and what should be sacrificed in the name of love. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I love stories like this, tense with some mystery. The Falling Woman was a really fun read for me. The synopsis was the first thing that grabbed me. It was just so mysterious.
Our Falling Woman has survived a devastating plane crash, but she's still dealing with a diagnosis of cancer. It just seems so crazy to survive a midair explosion and then still be dealing with another kind of disaster. I really did feel for Erin. She got hit with a lot.
It was just a really interesting story. It brought up a lot of questions of what's public and what is personal. I'm glad I got to read it. It kept my interest from page one and I didn't want to put it down.
Richard Farrell is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former pilot who holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Hunger Mountain, upstreet, New Plains Review, Potomac Review, Descant, and elsewhere. Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, he teaches creative writing at Grossmont College in San Diego, where he lives with his wife and two children. This is his first novel.
Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Falling Woman by Richard Farrell. It was one intense story. Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and Richard Farrell for letting me be a part of the tour. If this one sounds good to you, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read.