Nicci French: Catch Me When I Fall

Actually this book was between 2 and 3 stars so it s for me a generous 3 star book The twist at the end was interesting Really disappointing I ve ead others by her and enjoyed them but this is not the thriller the title promises In fact it could be summed up as Woman succumbs to bipolar disorder as her life spirals out of control her best friend steps in to clean things up support her and unmask the ill woman s husband as a creep No suspense here I first saw a Nicci French book at the bookshop a few years back I can t emember which book it was What I emember was that when I ead the plot summary on the back cover I found it uite gripping and I wanted to ead the book For some eason I didn t get the book but I made a mental note to ead a Nicci French book when I was in the mood for a gripping thriller Sometime back I was in a book sale and out of the ows and ows of books out popped a Nicci French book trying to catch my attention I thought I had waited long enough and got the book I finished eading it yesterday Here is what I think Catch Me When I Fall is a story of two parts But it is mostly about one person Holly Krauss Holly narrates the first part of the story which uns to two thirds of the book while her friend Megan narrates the second part Holly uns a company with her friend Megan They organize weekend etreats for corporates The work is exciting and promising but it is still not making a lot of money Holly is the creative hot blooded one while Megan is the calm mind of the partnership Holly is married to Charlie who Megan also liked once upon a time One evening after leaving work Holly and Megan go to a bar with a client called Todd Holly gets into an adventure there while Megan and Todd leave Holly hangs out with strangers then she goes bar hopping with one group of strangers and then another and then ends up in a stranger s place at night As she describes it After that there are things I emember and don t emember at the same time like something happening to someone else in a film or in a dream you know you e having but can t wake up from Or ather it was like something happening to me but I was someone elseWhen Holly gets up the next morning she doesn t even know which part of London she is in She sneaks back home in the morning At work Megan ealizes that something is wrong but Holly doesn t want to talk about it Holly thinks that she went wild for a night and it won t happen again Unfortunately it does A few days later she catches up with an acuaintance and before she knows it she is in a house in the middle of strangers playing a poker game and she loses a huge amount of money She doesn t have the money to pay and the collectors start stalking her It is even worse when the man she spent the night with during her first wild adventure also starts stalking her When the wild side. Holly Krauss lives life in the fast lane A successful young businesswoman with a stable home life she is loved and admired by all who meet herBut that's only one side of Holly The other sees her take egular walks on the wild side where she makes ever eckl.

Esthetic is that it doesn t abolish pain It just picks it up and puts it away in the corner where it doesn t bother you You can even feel that hurting is going on somewhere I also knew that every time we didn t talk putting off the hour of eckoning delaying the explanations and the confessions our elationships unravelled a little bit until there would be nothing left to knit up again just a string of memoriesHave you ead Catch Me When I Fall or other books by Nicci F Good grasp of bipolar disorder as well as an interesting suspense novel I didn t expect to like this but I eally did It s tautly plotted well written and kept me gripped There s a prologue which I found was unnecessary and ather abstract and felt it had probably been put there only to provide a mysterious beginning A character talks about dying twice and a lot of other stuff that makes no sense because we don t know who she is or what anyone s been doing It seriously put me off But once we got into the opening scene I was uickly hooked The characters are crazed and human in interesting ways and the language suits the brilliant hyper spirit of the narrator A fantastic study of bi polar disorder as well as a good suspenseful ead Read in a day and well ecommended It was hard to ead this novel because I did not like the main character but after a while the eader will ealize we probably don t like her because she s mentally ill the eason for her idiculous decision making but then the book changes narrators and gives you an completely different feel I would have to say this novel was an un even ead at times I was sucked in but for 70% of the novel I was waiting for it to be over A friend of mine ecommended this to me Knowing her taste I was eager to ead it as her ecommendations have never disappointed However this one was a tad too boring for my taste I didn t elate to or like any of the characters and I didn t have the feeling anything eally happened Definitely not a page turner for me Not bad just not my style Description A successful happily married businesswoman Holly Krauss is loved and admired by everyone she meets But that s only one side of Holly the other takes egular walks on the wild side When the two sides of Holly s life collide her world spirals out of control This was an interesting ead I was uite fascinated with the beginning of the book where the character Holly talks about dying twice She states that she wanted to die and the second time was because someone was trying to kill her The opening drew me in I was intrigued by the story The characters were great Holly was a bit wild for my taste but I did enjoy her POV My favourite character was Meg I loved her and I love how she always was there for Holly and wanted to help her out Her POV was eally intriguing I eally liked the ending Overall a great ead. Lly are unning out of patienceBut is she alone esponsible for what's happening Are her fears just the paranoia of an illness or intimations of very eal dangerAnd if she can no longer ely on her own judgement who can she trust to catch her when she falls.

Of her life crashes with a thud into her everyday safe boring life Holly doesn t know what to do Her friends and her husband think that she has got a psychiatric problem Her doctor says that she is a manic depressive What happens next to Holly Will she be able to come out of all this with her sanity intact Did she just have a series of wild nights which got her into trouble or is she eally a manic depressive Or worse is there a sinister plot afoot and does someone want to harm her Can she trust herself and her near and dear ones The answers to these uestions form the est of the story Catch Me When I Fall is a gripping fast paced novel It kept me wanting to turn the page till the end I don t know how it is classified probably as a psychological thriller but for me it was difficult to classify because the portrayal of events was frightfully ealistic because it could have happened to us or to anyone we knew Holly s manic depressive state is very ealistically portrayed and when we ead the first part of the book our hearts scale the highs and plumb the depths alongwith Holly Holly was difficult to like in the beginning when she hurtles into one wild adventure after another putting herself and her near and dear ones into danger After a while though I warmed up to Holly Megan is a good counterpoint to Holly and her calming influence is beautifully portrayed in the second part of the story I could or less guess the surprise which is evealed at the end in a thriller there are only so many suspects and the least suspected one is typically the bad person this is what Dame Christie taught me but it in no way diminished the enjoyment of the book And did I tell you that Nicci French is eally the wife and husband couple Nicci Gerrard and Sean French This must be one of the coolest partnerships in the literary world And one of the very talented ones too I checked out the plot summary of the other Nicci French books and they are all very captivating and make one want to pick them up and ead them immediately I can t wait to ead my next Nicci French bookI will leave you with some of my favourite passages from the book That s one of the things about life The times you eally want it to go well it s a disaster When you don t care everybody loves youI d written a to do list that covered two sheets of paper It was a mixture of calls to be made messages to be written meetings to be held arrangements to be made decisions to be taken ideas to be had It was like a malignant alien creature in an old science fiction film The you chopped bits off the larger and aggressive it becameIt s easier to think when you walk and easier not to think as well You just stride along your feet hitting the pavement and the cold air insing through you You can see things without seeing them hear them but take no noticeThe thing about an ana. Ess mistakesAnd when those mistakes start mounting up the two sides of Holly blur together and her life uickly spirals out of control She thinks she's being stalked someone is demanding money from her threats lurk around every corner and those closest to Ho.

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