Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Fallout by Tamar Cohen

5 Star

Dan and Sasha are Josh and Hannah's closest friends, and lately they all seem to spend more time with each other than they do apart. But cozy weekends together quickly dissolve into a bitter game of tug-of-war when Dan utters three treacherous little words: I'm leaving her. 

Dan fully expects Josh to defend his choices—and that includes welcoming the sexy young model he's suddenly dating. Meanwhile, Dan's soon-to-be-ex-wife Sasha is devastated—dangerously so—by his betrayal, and she leans heavily on Hannah for support. Though Josh and Hannah try desperately to avoid the fallout of their friends' battle, they're quickly engulfed by the poisonous fog of attack lawyers, ugly accusations and untimely revelations. Soon they're suffocating in Dan and Sasha's secrets…and their own. 

Kathryn - 5 Star

I found myself absolutely fascinated reading this novel. A little like that disturbing innate need to look at an accident - The Fallout was difficult to read but you needed to know the final outcome.

At first the author lulled me into a familiar tale of friendship and marriages with some scattered tension and then... so slowly I didn't see it coming, we were in the middle of a nasty, heated and twisty divorce. For Josh and Hannah they found themselves trying not to take sides but obviously being forced to take sides by the nature of the friendships and then that put tension on them so they were also trying to keep their own marriage steady while supporting their friends' battle.  My loyalties kept changing with each party as a new voice took over and while I had a fair idea of who was eventually going to be "in the wrong" I wasn't sure how they would all be able to come out the other side.

Some moments were funny and I laughed out loud more than once but the novel took a dark twist for me when the safety of the children was suddenly at stake. 

On reflection The Fallout (aka The Broken) was probably the most surprising book I've read in a long time. I was thrown off not only by the plot twists but also by the intensity of the feelings I had for and towards each of the people involved. 

Very intrigued by this author. I believe this is an older novel of hers and am certain to seek out her newer titles.

Thank you to Mira/Harper Collins for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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