All Fall Down is my first Tom Bale novel but it definitely won’t be the last. A psychological thriller that cuts right to the heart of middle England. It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon in the early days of summer and most of the family are gathered in the garden enjoying a barbecue. After a while they hear someone knocking on the back fence, even over the music and conversation. When Rob goes to investigate and opens the back gate a man tumbles into the garden. A battered man and obviously a victim of torture, he is covered in blood and barely able to speak. All he can say is “Help Me”.
As the family come to terms with the police investigation and the strangeness of the events in their garden Rob and his wife Wendy become aware of other odd things taking place that put more strain on the relationships within the family. As they pack up for a quiet family break in Norfolk they have no idea that they will soon be fighting for their lives.
If you are looking for a nice relaxing read by the pool then this probably isn’t the book for you. It is a proper twisty turny thriller that will have you perching on the edge of your seat as you desperately turn pages trying to find out what has happened! You won’t want to put this book down so clear your calendar and get reading!
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UK Publication Date: 1 Sept 2016. 359 Pages
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.