Watch Her Fall: An utterly gripping and twisty edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller from the bestselling author

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Watch Her Fall: An utterly gripping and twisty edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller from the bestselling author

Watch Her Fall: An utterly gripping and twisty edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller from the bestselling author

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Women are being murdered in Tel Aviv, found tied to a chair with a baby doll glued to their hands, the word “mother” emblazoned on their foreheads. Sheila, Sarah Blau’s narrator, thinks she knows what’s going on – she used to be friends with the women, and they made a pact at university never to have children, a decision she continues to wrestle with today. “It’s something private and profound, which slowly boils in the depths of your consciousness before simmering to the surface, and even then it won’t stop fighting you till your very last egg dries up.” As Sheila gives a lecture at the Bible museum where she works, a woman harangues her: “Who doesn’t want to be a mother?” “They all want the same thing, for you to be like them, to settle down, make babies, save yourself, themselves, the country, it won’t kill you,” Sheila says. “ Maybe it won’t kill you, maybe you’ll just wish it did.” Sharp-tongued and sardonic, Sheila is an enjoyably unreliable narrator, misleading the young detective who comes to question her about her old friend Dina’s death, accidentally letting him see a baby doll hidden in a box in her apartment. How much is she hiding, from herself and from the reader; is she in danger, or is she dangerous? The Others is the award-winner Blau’s fourth novel, but her first to be translated into English. Twisted, dark and fizzing with fury, it’s a lot of fun. A Comedy of Terrors Kelly's characters could walk into a room and take a seat next to you and you'd know who they were, and her plots are the smartest in the industry. I absolutely loved it." - Gillian McAllister

A reader doesn’t have to know much about ballet to like the book. It’s a mystery/thriller at the core. However, if you’re drawn to reading about passion - an inner calling, then this may appeal to you the way it did me. What they didn’t understand – what nobody understood – was that the higher you flew, the farther you had to fall.” As I mentioned, it’s difficult to provide more detail without spoiling the book but trust me on this, it’s excellent. This book was so good! Tense from start to finish, with a great set-up and some psychological twists and turns that had me rooted to my chair! This is one of those books where the less you know the better- and I doubt anything else I might add would really do it justice anyway.

It seems so effortless .. it's brilliant and you really do not guess what's coming' Virgin Radio, Graham Norton This is one of the most imaginative novels I’ve read so far this year. The story begins with the focus centered around the drama and competition of a ballet company.

Watch Her Fall is a terrifically absorbing novel, rich in atmosphere, style and surprises - Erin Kelly once again leads her readers on a dark and merry dance, and they'll love her for it.' -Sarah Perry Erin Kelly is a master of the psychological thriller genre and I couldn’t wait to read her new novel. Watch Her Fall is set in the claustrophobic, sinister world of the London Russian Ballet Company. Nikolai Kirilov, the formidable owner, rules his dancers with an iron fist. They’re expected to dedicate their whole lives to dance, banned from owning smartphones or using social media. Everything is controlled, from what they eat to major life decisions, such as when they have children.

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Psychological crime is the speciality of Erin Kelly, and Watch Her Fall is a prime example of her work ... bravura fare' Barry Forshaw, Financial Times A dancer dies twice - once when they stop dancing and this first death is the more painful.” Martha Graham. It’s hard writing this to make sure I don’t spoil anything, but I was stunned by the direction it took. A few plot-points felt a little out there, and the ending perhaps weaker than I anticipated. But I never would’ve guessed where this was going – and I love that! Kelly's depiction of this claustrophobic and ambitious world is brutally convincing ... You don't have to be a dance expert to enjoy it' Daily Mail

The intricate nature of the relationships, especially between Ava and her father, the unforgiving Mr K, sets the scene for an unpredictable, deeply heart wrenching mystery where both nothing and everything is as it seems. I fell into this one and emerged feeling a bit battered but a bit in awe. One of those novels you live and breathe as much as you read. Ava Kirilova has reached the very top of her profession. After years and years of hard graft, pain and sacrifice as part of the London Russian Ballet Company, allowing nothing else to distract her, she is finally the poster girl for Swan Lake. Even Mr K – her father, and the intense, terrifying director of the company – can find no fault. Ava has pushed herself ahead of countless other talented, hardworking girls, and they are all watching her now. The story is told from several viewpoints and pulls no punches when describing the rigours and sacrifices needed to reach the required perfection of first ballerina. Ava’s character is easily sympathetic, she is trapped under the Svengali hold of her father. He calls all the shots including her access to money. Whilst Ava is sympathetic, she has no problem treating company dancers in a rather dismissive way and that behaviour is at odds with the readers’ instinct to care. To say more about the plot might risk spoilers. Like some of Kelly’s previous books ( The Burning Air, Stone Mothers), Watch Her Fall is split into chunks told from the perspectives of different characters, some of whom initially seem obscurely connected to the others (or not connected at all). By Act II, it appears we are very far from the story’s glamorous beginnings. Yet I continued to be just as gripped as I had been at the start. And eventually, the narratives slot together beautifully and ingeniously.

Summary

Ava Kirilova has reached the very top of her profession. After years and years of hard graft, pain and sacrifice as part of the London Russian Ballet Company, allowing nothing else to distract her, she is finally the poster girl for Swan Lake. Even Mr K - her father, and the intense, terrifying director of the company - can find no fault. Ava has pushed herself ahead of countless other talented, hardworking girls, and they are all watching her now. I was worried that Watch Her Fall would delve into too much detail about ballet and become a bit of a chore to read, but I should have known better. Ms Kelly knows exactly how much detail to provide so that the reader understands exactly as much as they need to know, without ever becoming bored and bogged down by unnecessary facts. Erin Kelly not only draws the reader in through a very vivid, authentic portrayal of a vocation where everyone is dedicated to reaching perfection. She also shows us little by little just how isolating and damaging such a goal can be. This novel is about the lonely and the dispossessed as much as it is about the drive to succeed.

The novel begins with Ava Kirilova gazing up at a poster of herself on the wall of the theatre. She’s reached the peak of her career and is about to star in a touring production of Swan Lake. As Nikolai’s only daughter, it’s a role she’s prepared for since childhood and she’s desperate to live up to her father’s vision. Now entering her thirties, Ava lives in fear of her imminent retirement from the stage and her ageing father’s death. The company is full of talented, ambitious girls who would do anything to have the career she’s built. With so many dancers eager to take her crown, paranoia is at the forefront of Ava’s mind. Except, the feeling of success isn’t what Ava expected. She’s lonely and paranoid – and terrified. Because someone is watching her. A rival who wants what she has and is prepared to kill to get it.Watch her Fall’, is a dark, deeply twisted thriller from the superb Erin Kelly. Be warned: clear your schedule, as you will want to read this book in one sitting! I have read and loved several of Erin Kelly’s previous books, but Watch Her Fall is now my absolute favourite by far! Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive - this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best' RUTH WARE An immersive, addictive thriller set in the high-stakes world of ballet, with a jolting twist you absolutely won't see coming - Claire McGowan, author of The Other Wife The book starts too slow and firstly I thought why my favorite goodreads reviewers gave five stars to this book. But after reading acts and focusing on interludes, I thought “okay this is well constructed, multi POVed, truly impressive four starred story” and… yes the bomb exploded! That twist… that freaking twist was game changer!



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