Before the Fall

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What to expect

Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel
Selected by The Sunday Times as one of the top page-turners of summer 2017

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE AWARD WINNING FARGO AND LEGION TV SERIES

‘Hawley’s sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the highest quality’ Daily Mail

From the creator of the award winning FARGO and LEGION TV series comes the stunning thriller that critics are calling ‘[a] literary thriller of the highest quality’ (Daily Mail) and ‘an unequivocally excellent book’ (Literary Review).

THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT. BUT FATE IS BLIND.

A private jet plunges into the sea.

The only survivors are down-on his luck artist Scott Burroughs and JJ Bateman, the four year old son of a super-rich TV executive.

For saving the boy, Scott is suddenly a hero.

And then, as the official investigation is rapidly overtaken by a media frenzy, it seems he may also be a villain.

Why was he on the plane in the first place, and why did it crash?

(P)2017 Oakhill Publishing

Critics Review

  • High-class entertainment.

    Mail on Sunday
  • As a pacey whodunit…this is the perfect summer read.

    The Times
  • This is one of the year’s best suspense novels, a mesmerizing, surprise-jammed mystery that works purely on its own, character-driven terms…Mr. Hawley has made it very, very easy to race through his book in a state of breathless suspense.

    New York Times
  • I started and finished Before the Fall in one day. That begins to tell you what kind of smart, compellingly dramatic read it is. So read it.

    James Patterson
  • There are some books…that stay with you long after you’ve read them. The characters are so real and because of this their fates matter. Before The Fall by Noah Hawley is one of these books.

    Irish Independent
  • Before the Fall is an astonishing, character-driven tour-de-force. The story is a multi-layered, immersive examination of truth, relationships, and our unquenchable thirst for the media’s immediate explanation of unfathomable tragedy.

    Karin Slaughter

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