Today I’m thrilled to share another of my My Weekly magazine online reviews. This time I’ve been reading Rachael Blok’s The Fall.
Published by Head of Zeus imprint Aria on 14th April 2022, The Fall is available for purchase through the links here.
The sins of the past echo in the present in the new literary thriller from crime-critic favourite, Rachael Blok.
The bigger the sin, the further the fall…
With Easter approaching, the verger of St Albans Cathedral was supposed to be readying the church. Instead he discovers a man lying dead, fallen from the famous 150-foot-high tower. Did he jump, or was he pushed?
For DCI Maarten Jansen, it’s a simple case of suspected suicide. Until a stranger, Willow, who witnessed the jump, prompts a deeper investigation into a long-buried past, involving a psychiatric hospital, a pregnant woman, and fifty years of silence. As Willow’s own family history entwines with the case, Jansen starts to wonder how everything is connected.
The Fall is a haunting literary thriller about loss, trauma, silence, and how our past shapes who we are.
My Review of The Fall
My full review of The Fall can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, here I can say that The Fall is a fast paced and exciting narrative that I thoroughly enjoyed. If The Fall is indicative of other books in the DCI Maarten Jansen series then I have some serious catching up to do. I thought it was riveting.
About Rachael Blok
Rachael Blok is a best-selling author of the UK crime series set in the cathedral city of St Albans. Here, DCI Maarten Jansen struggles against his plain-speaking Dutch upbringing when faced with the seemingly polite world of the picturesque city.
About writing, she has said: ‘I’m constantly surprised how differently stories turn out on paper than in their original planning. Fiction has a life of its own’.