I just finished reading “Catch Her When She Falls” by Allison Buccola. Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy in exchange for a review of the book.
This book follows the life of Micah whose best friend Emily was killed in highschool by Micah’s boyfriend, Alex. Micah is haunted by Emily’s death and the role that she played in sending Alex to jail. Now she is back in her hometown living with Alex’s best friend Ryan and running a Coffee Shop. But then mysterious threats begin targetting Micah, which brings into question whether or not Alex was actually responsible for Emily’s death. This sends Micah into a tailspin and she becomes obsessed with learning the truth, which eventually sends her looking for Emily’s strange younger brother Joshua…..
I enjoyed reading the backstory of Micah and her friends. She is definately a flawed character but I felt her pain and sorrow throughout the book. I also enjoyed how Micah was portrayed as this strong but equally vulnerable character, who wanted to do the right thing but was afraid to. The story kept sending clues about who the real killer might be throughout the book so that I was never quite sure of who actually killed Emily. At one point I even though Micah might have done it.
Although there were some head scratching moments in the book, overall I really enjoyed the story and the author did an excellent job of tying it up at the end, even though it was a bit messy.
My only advice to to the reader is watch for the timeline because this story is told in three different time periods: the far past, the near past and the present…hope that makes sense.
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