ALL FALL DOWN – Tom Bale

You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.

It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family – until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words, HELP ME. Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific scene as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in the days that follow their lives are threatened in ways they could never imagine.

The family is unaware that they are being watched by someone with their own terrifying agenda, who will stop at nothing to fulfil their own twisted desires.

But when hidden secrets come rushing to the surface, it’s clear not everything is as it seems in this happy family. Are the Turners a victim of circumstance – or does the key to their fate lie closer to home?

Forced to fight for everything they hold dear, can they save themselves before time runs out – or will their act of compassion see them paying the ultimate price…?

I must say I really love the work of Tom Bale, mainly due to the fact that his work pushes the boundaries, as he writes in-depth playing with ideas and scenarios that may be a thing of our bad dreams.

I found All Found Down a great read, albeit disturbing, at times I had to stop writing and distract myself for a while.

I find his writing very emotive and thought-provoking and at the same time transporting to within the pages of the story, as wicked as it may be and as much as you would rather close your eyes and pretend it isn’t happening, you are there.

Bale gives you no choice, his writing just pulls you trapping you inside his novels ensuring you are living alongside his characters.

All Fall Down was different and yet similar to See How They Run, the main link being that regardless of the differences in these families between the two novels that Tom has written both are protecting their families.

Protection is the moral behind the whole story and something I personally understand.

I am not sure you can expect the outcome of All Fall Down, there are a lot of sub stories running along with the main event, all these stories play their valid part creating atmospheric tension, whispering secrets and those niggling doubts between family members causing them to question and to turn against each other, which is very interesting to witness.

Once again Bale has proven he can write that gripping edge of the seat dramatic stuff, with a much darker plot and aggressive characters this time around he delivers yet another thriller that will keep you entertained until the final word.

 

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