Hello friends! Today’s post is a book review of We All Fall Down, by Natalie D. Richards.
Content/ Trigger Warning: ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Suicide Mention, Blood Mention
Theo’s always been impulsive. But telling Paige how he feels? He’s obsessed over that decision. And it’s time. Tonight. At the party on the riverbank, under the old walking bridge, site of so many tales of love and death.
Paige has had a crush on Theo since they first met, but she knows her feelings are one-sided. She’s trying to move on, to flirt. A party at the river is just what she needs. Except a fight breaks out, and when Paige tries to intervene–Theo’s fist lands in her face.
All Theo and Paige want to do is forget that fateful night. But strange events keep drawing them back to the bridge. Someone, something is determined to make them remember…and pay for what they each did.
We All Fall Down is a book that I had been anticipating for months before I got to read it. I’ve really enjoyed Natalie D. Richards’ other books Six Months Later, and One Was Lost, so when I heard of We All Fall Down I tried to keep my expectations for this book to a minimum.
I knew beforehand that there were two points of view within We All Fall Down. Normally in mystery novels, it would be somewhat difficult to enjoy the story. However in We All Fall Down that wasn’t the case. Our main characters have two very different personalities and thought processes.
Quickly into We All Fall Down we realize how unreliable our two main characters are. Both Paige and Theo have their problems, and they’re both not at all perfect. However these two created a story of intrigue that at times, left me confused
(in a good way).
Nevertheless the story that these two have with each other is far from flawless and that’s honestly what I liked about Paige and Theo’s story the most. They’ve both made mistakes. They both have things going on. And Theo and Paige know that they’re not ideal for each other but they’ve got each other’s back no matter what.
When my interest is piqued by a Mystery / Thriller / Suspense novel, I rarely read the synopsis that belongs to that specific novel. –I don’t want the story to be predictable. I want the “surprises” to be an actual surprise.– That is the case with We All Fall Down. I didn’t read the synopsis, and didn’t look too far into said novel beyond whom this novel is written by, as well as the genres.
Much like Richards’ other works, the story becomes…..blurry. We don’t know what’s real, versus what’s not. There were a few scenes in this novel where I myself became confused as to what was going on in terms of reality. That’s honestly a praise to Richards’ writing. Usually I have the story sorted out within the first few chapters. Yet whenever I read Richards’ works, I can’t rightly predict the outcome. As was so when the answers to the story were revealed.
The last thing that I enjoyed about We All Fall Down is that the conclusion to the story is a great one. I’m very happy with how We All Fall Down ends.
I give We All Fall Down, 3 stars.
I actually read We All Fall Down during the Thrillerathon, back in February. I’m glad I did!
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