What a nice surprise this was!
I don't normally read Crime Novels and certainly not in a series but was surprised by how much I enjoyed [b:So Say the Fallen|27430348|So Say the Fallen|Stuart Neville|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1461436441s/27430348.jpg|47481746].
This book is the second in the new crime series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Serena Flanagan, by Stuart Neville and while I hadn't read the first in the series and thought I was going to be at a disadvantage, but I found quite quickly that this book can certainly be read as a stand alone.The fallout from DCI Serena Flanagan’s last major case, which saw her home invaded and her husband attacked, has left the previously close family fractured.
When Serena is asked to sign off the suicide of a severely disabled local businessman, she finds herself envying the grieving widow’s comfortable life and devoted marriage, until the widow’s close relationship with the local reverend start to sound an alarm. But with a clean crime scene and no evidence to back her up, have Serena’s instincts led her down the wrong path?
Having read quite a few psychological thrillers in the past year I had become disillusioned with what I have been reading as they all seem to be trying too hard and end up either been predictable with half hearted storylines or just so far fetched to be believable. So I decided to read a few good old fashioned style thrillers to get me back on track and I have really enjoyed a couple back to basic
thrillers of late, where the writing and character development are well crafted and plot lines are well thought out and interesting and this is exactly what [b:So Say the Fallen|27430348|So Say the Fallen|Stuart Neville|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1461436441s/27430348.jpg|47481746] has to offer the reader.
The book is a real page turner and a well constructed thriller, the characters are believable and the plot is strong. DCI Serena Flanagan’s flawed character, makes her more appealing to readers.
I look forward to other Stuart Neville novels to add to my list. My thanks to Penguin books for the opportunity to read and review this Novel