The Fall reviewed by Vivian

Sam is staying with his father, Harry, while he recovers from knee surgery. Their relationship has always been estranged but now Sam has an opportunity to get to know his father better. Sam is particularly interested in his dad’s job as a crime reporter. One night Sam is woken by the sound of angry voices coming from the apartment above him. He goes to his window and witnesses a body falling to the ground from the sixth floor balcony. Sam goes to wake his father but he has disappeared and when Sam goes to investigate the body, it too has disappeared. Sam is left questioning where the body went, where is his dad and if any of it is related to Harry’s job.

This is a great book, particularly for 10-12 year old boys. It is fast-paced and engaging. They will certainly enjoy the adventure.

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