Thursday, January 31, 2019
Freefall by Jessica Barry
Freefall by Jessica Barry begins with a bang. After Allison survives a plane crash into a Colorado mountain, she can't sit around waiting for rescue. She must run for her life. She scrambles to gather anything from the wreckage that will help her survive, with the plane beginning to burn and every moment in danger that it will explode, then takes off into the woods, wounded but determined.
Maggie hasn't seen her daughter for 2 years and is shocked to find out that she was engaged and looked totally different from how she looked when Maggie last saw her. She was thinner, blonde, movie-star beautiful. From a phone call she learns the magazine she worked for closed long ago. Ally's former roommate has no idea where she's gone. What happened to Allison between the time she left home, as her father lay dying, and the plane crash?
When a single body is found and it's not Allison's, Maggie refuses to believe her daughter is dead. But, her investigation into what happened to Allison may put her own life in danger. As Allison races to escape from a killer, Maggie slowly discovers the answers. Can Ally survive long enough to protect her mother?
Highly recommended - I couldn't put Freefall down. A very gripping story, nicely plotted, with hints dropped slowly enough to keep the pages flying. I had some minor issues with details but nothing worth mentioning. Good suspense and the basis for Allison's survival and the final scene both have a decent backstory that makes them believable.
My thanks to HarperCollins for the ARC of Freefall. Freefall is a January, 2019 release so it should already be available at your local bookstore or library.
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