The Fall reviewed by Kate

The Fall is an young adult fiction crime novel. It would suit younger years, 12-15. The Fall focuses on Sam who is staying with his father, Harry,  who he has just met. Harry is a crime writer journalist and Sam is obsessed with knowing him and following in his footsteps. Sam witnesses a murder and decides to investigate while his dad is out, which unravels a story of corruption, murder and changes Sam’s view of his safety in the world. 

The Fall is a slow moving book, until the end when it speeds up to monumental proportions. Some young readers may find it a little slow at times, but it’s worth persevering. The Fall looks at family relationship, fractured families, crime and corruption, disability and loneliness. 

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