Jessica Barry: Freefall

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for my copy of Freefall.



Surviving the plane crash is only the beginning for Allison.

The life that she’s built for herself – her perfect fiancé, their world of luxury – has disappeared in the blink of an eye. Now she must run, not only to escape the dark secrets in her past, but to outwit the man who is stalking her every move.

On the other side of the country, Allison’s mother is desperate for news of her daughter, who is missing, presumed dead. Maggie refuses to accept that she could have lost her only child and sets out to discover the truth.

Mother and daughter must fight – for survival and to find their way through a dark web of lies and back to one another, before it’s too late…

Heart-stopping and addictive, FREEFALL is a stunning thriller that explores the deep and complex bond between mothers and daughters.




From the outset, Freefall is a novel that is full of tension. To begin with, it is fast paced and there are lots of questions: questions which I was desperate to find answers to. Eventually,  the pace does slow down, and when this happens, there are still lots of issues to be resolved. Most of the characters have secrets and when the pace slows down, these are explored in detail, meaning that Barry does play games with the reader as they wonder what really happened. This means you get the best if both worlds with Freefall, something exciting that sets your heart racing and something twisted that really makes you think.

Freefall is narrated in alternate chapters by Maggie and Allison. This gives great insight into the characters as we are able to learn what they feel and think, as well as learning about the events that led them to the situations in which they find themselves in the present day. Barry has written incredibly believable characters,  and both Maggie and Allison have moments where they are not particularly likeable, but also moments where I felt able to sympathise with them.

There is a twist at the end of Freefall and I was not expecting it. Overall, I enjoyed the novel and look forward to more from this author.

Freefall is available from Amazon. 

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