My review of Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre
This was my first time reading work from this author. I quite enjoyed it…
It’s a dark, intoxicating thriller. You need to have your wits about you to follow the two timelines.
The novel follows two families owning three villas in Portugal..
Max Temple and his family have two while the third is owned by businessman Vince & his now wife Kirsten…
In present day Max has died and his family have arranged to meet in their villa each with their own thoughts & grievances but for Max’s wife Celia, her main being to reunite her family once more.
Businessman Vince has missed his flight to Portugal much to the annoyance of his wife Kirsten who is travelling with their son and his nanny.
In 2002 while on holidays at the villas, a tragedy happened resulting in the death of Max & Celia’s granddaughter Niamh…..
What happened to her?
So the author explores both timelines with great depth.
The suspense is palpable trying to work out who is who and how each tragedy effected them all.
Each character is so well crafted and incredibly woven into the storyline..
You can almost feel the tension in the family…
And there on the sideline is the nanny Amanda watching it all, observing the family of the great Max Temple at great length….
Certainly one to watch out for and a new author firmly on my list of must reads……
Thank you to author Chris Brookmyre and his publishers Little, Brown and Company for my copy of this book. Much appreciated…
Book Blurb : Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre
One family, two holidays, one devastating secret.
To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions.
Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible…
And suspicion is a dangerous thing.
About The Author
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning, which established him as one of Britain’s leading crime authors. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone, and Black Widow won both the McIlvanney Prize and the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.
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