Freefall by Jessica Barry Review

I read Freefall as a buddy read and I really enjoyed it! The story goes back and forth between Allison, who is the only survivor of a small engine plane crash, and Maggie, who is Allison’s mother. 

From Allison’s POV, you get to follow her as she tries to make it home to her mother before whoever is following her kills her and her mother. You also get little snippets of events from the past leading up to the crash in every chapter featuring Allison.

From Maggie’s POV, you follow her as she gets the news of the crash and her desperate attempts to figure out what really happened to her daughter as her body is not recovered. The only thing I found weird was that she was convinced her daughter was alive but aside from a trip to her daughter’s home in San Diego that lead nowhere, she stays home and doesn’t do much else other than search on the computer to find out more about her daughter’s fiancĂ© and his sketchy company. I guess I would of expected her to do a little more and take the first flight to help with the search for Allison.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I don’t know how I missed the whodunnit! After finishing the book it became super obvious but đŸ€·‍♀️. It happens. The author has a great talent in teasing out the suspense and secrets little by little. This was a great thriller and I look forward to future work by Jessica Barry.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
When your life is a lie, the truth can kill you

When her fiancĂ©’s private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter miraculously survives. But the fight for her life is just beginning. For years, Allison has been living with a terrible secret, a shocking truth that powerful men will kill to keep buried. If they know she’s alive, they will come for her. She must make it home.

In the small community of Owl Creek, Maine, Maggie Carpenter learns that her only child is presumed dead. But authorities have not recovered her body—giving Maggie a shred of hope. She, too, harbors a shameful secret: she hasn’t communicated with her daughter in two years, since a family tragedy drove Allison away. Maggie doesn’t know anything about her daughter’s life now—not even that she was engaged to wealthy pharmaceutical CEO Ben Gardner, or why she was on a private plane.

As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers. Immersing herself in Allison’s life, she discovers a sleek socialite hiding dark secrets. What was Allison running from—and can Maggie uncover the truth in time to save her? (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

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