Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Book Review - They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen

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Title: They All Fall Down
Author: Tammy Cohen
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Publication Date: 13th July 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

Hannah had a normal life – a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking.

Now she’s in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying.

The doctors say it’s suicide. Hannah knows they’re lying. 

Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?

A very interesting psychological suspense story, with one unreliable narrator, one relatively biased narrator and a third narrator who pops up from time to time, but who I felt I got to know more in the others sections. 

The three narrators are all women, and all quite different. One works in a psychiatric clinic, one who has been admitted to the clinic and her mother.  At first you aren't completely sure why Hannah has been admitted to this facility, but slowly her story starts to emerge. 

And its as the story starts to emerge you are lead to wonder if the conclusions she is drawing about the deaths of other people in the clinic, are true or just further delusions. 

I found the setting to be rather fascinating, especially with the range of mental illnesses being displayed, in largely realistic and sympathetic tones. We get to know some of the other patients and their quirks, as well as some of the therapists. 

The main question is whether Hannah's life is potentially in danger, and will anyone believer her before its potentially too late.  However its Corrinne I perhaps liked the most, she was determined to investigate certain things both of her own findings and also some of Hannah's suspicions. 

As each new piece of information was revealed, it compelled me to continue reading to see how it would play out. 

They All Fall Down is  a very good book, that is compelling in places, and just interesting in others. It's very well written, and I'm glad I gave it a go despite the difficult subject matter. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Transworld for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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