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Review: FALLING SUNS, J.A. Corrigan

Falling Suns
“There is a raw beauty to the sometimes horrifying emotions it lays bare”


A psychological thriller for fans of Belinda Bauer, Mark Edwards, Clare Mackintosh – a dark and brooding tale about the horrors that can lurk within a family.

Ex-DI Rachel’s small son is missing. Then his body is discovered. Her cousin Michael is found guilty of his murder and incarcerated in a secure psychiatric unit.

Four years later, now divorced and back in the police force, Rachel discovers that Michael is being released to a less secure step-down unit, with his freedom a likely eventuality. Unable to cope with this, she decides upon revenge, assuming a new identity to hunt him down and kill him. However, as she closes in on her target, her friend Jonathan, a journalist, uncovers some unnerving information about her mother and others in her family and begins to suspect that Rachel’s perception of the truth might not be as accurate as she thinks – that she might be about to murder the wrong man…


Wow! Falling Suns is a powerful and raw account of the impact the violent death of a child has on family and friends. The subject matter is tough, and it isn’t always easy to read, but my goodness it is always well written.

From the very first page, the characters come across with such strength – particularly Rachel, who is the missing child Joe’s mother. There is a wonderful part…TO READ THE REVIEW IN FULL, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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