When Nora Watts is approached by a man claiming to know her late father, she is thrown into turmoil. Struggling with the imminent death, from cancer, of her friend and mentor Sebastian Crow, she is unprepared for the memories that this encounter brings back. What happened to her father that made him kill himself and abandon Nora and her sister?
Heading to Detroit to try and find some answers about his life there, Nora expects to discover a reason behind his suicide. Instead, she finds more questions than answers.
But trouble always follows Nora, and it’s found her in Detroit, a city that is as broken as she is.
Nora Watts was one of my favourite characters to emerge from last year’s new fiction so diving into her world again was a pure pleasure.
Having saved her daughter and returned her to the loving arms of Bonnie’s adoptive family, Nora is busy trying to deal with the imminent death of a friend. However a strange encounter sends her on a journey of discovery about her own parents…
It All Falls Down is pacy, clever and intriguingly difficult to predict, an involving and often ironically humerous read which is easy to do in one sitting.
There’s another mystery in the mix, a plethora of fascinating characters and some brilliant plotting that makes it a huge page turner.
Emotionally charged on the theme of familial relationships, with a spiky, highly engaging and deeply flawed main protagonist in Nora Watts along with some layered intuitive writing, It All Falls Down was a brilliant read.
Roll on the next.