Before the Fall

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Grand Central Publishing, May 31, 2016 - Fiction - 400 pages
Two plane crash survivors scramble to salvage truth from the wreckage in this Edgar Award-winning best novel, from the creator of the critically acclaimed show Fargo: "One of The Year's Best Suspense Novels" (New York Times).
On a foggy summer night, eleven people -- ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter -- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter Scott Burroughs and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

Was it by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something more sinister at work? A storm of media attention brings Scott fame that quickly morphs into notoriety and accusations, and he scrambles to learn truth about the crash. Amid trauma and chaos, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy grows and glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, morality, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

Kristin Hannah raves, "Noah Hawley really knows how to keep a reader turning the pages... a complex, compulsively readable thrill ride of a novel."

 

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This is the second of Hawley's books I've read, after "The Good Father" and I really enjoyed them both, dark and morbid though the subjects of both books may be. Hawley's writing style is an enjoyable ... Read full review

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Parts of this book were really good, but most of the time I grew too impatience to really enjoy this book. Read full review

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Noah Hawley is an Emmy, Golden Globe, PEN, Critics' Choice, and Peabody Award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels and penned the script for the feature film Lies and Alibis. He created, executive produced, and served as showrunner for ABC's My Generation and The Unusuals and was a writer and producer on the hit series Bones. Hawley is currently executive producer, award-winning series, Fargo, and Legion from FX Productions and Marvel Television.

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