Monday, November 20, 2017

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

When a private plane full of rich people crashes, you can be sure there are a few questions that need to be answered.

Especially when only two of those people survive that crash—the son of a powerful media mogul and a painter. To the naked eye, the reason for the plane’s demise is innocuous. It must have been some machine failure, but nothing more...

However, things get sticky when it’s discovered that the U.S. Treasury is investigating one of the other passengers. And who is this mysterious painter who survives and saves the life of the media mogul’s son? His dark past may overshadow his heroic feat.

Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall weaves skillfully among several characters’ accounts of the events leading up to and following the plane crash. Readers who enjoy a suspenseful thriller that delves into the hearts and minds of its characters, will devour this book. The book also turns an analytical eye to the current state of politics and the media. The build up to the end is slow, but worth the wait. The author writes compellingly, and often lyrically, about the mundane and existential problems of the rich, while also tapping into the everyday struggles of the common man.

And in case you didn’t know--Hawley is the creator of the Emmy Award winning TV series Fargo.

If you like this book, you might also like:

The Professor of Truth by James Robertson
Big Little Lies by Liana Moriarty
Defending Jacob by William Landay

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