Thursday, May 4, 2017
Before The Fall-A book review
This story was supposed to be a thriller. I don't really think it fits into that genre. But it is a decent story. The book is about a private airplane, owned by very rich people, which takes off on a foggy night from Martha's Vineyard with 12 passengers on board. Some of these passengers are extremely rich. One is a down-on-his- luck painter who was invited by the mega-millionaire's wife to fly to New York with them.Two are kids. And the remaining are members of the crew. Only two people survive the crash into the ocean. The painter and a four year old boy.
The author weaves the back stories of the entire cast into the remainder of the book. It isn't until the very end that you find out why the plane crashed. And, in my opinion, it could have had a better ending.
What the story really is about is the media, how they will get their story no matter what and a study in the psychology of people's minds who come from different backgrounds. And I guess you could also say it deals with fate. Because it was really only fate that the two who lived were who they were.
A good story. Not a whodunit at all! In fact the ending fell a bit flat. But I do think this could be a great movie!!
I will give it 3 stars. ***