Saturday 5 August 2017

They All Fall Down - Tammy Cohen

Hannah had a normal life – a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking.

Now she’s in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying.

The doctors say it’s suicide. Hannah knows they’re lying.

Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?

What did I think?

I could not contain my excitement when I received a copy of Tammy Cohen's new book, They All Fall Down.  I have been a fan of Tammy Cohen's writing since reading The War of the Wives many years ago so this book literally dropped onto the doormat and into my hands without even making a brief visit to the TBR pile.

I knew I was going to love it from the start as the first page reminded me of Alice in Wonderland's 'we're all mad here' and as it's set in a psychiatric institution I did find this rather amusing.  Amusing as Hannah is a lot more sane than she realises and I was desperate to learn why she had been incarcerated.  As my mind kept asking the same question: 'What happened to her baby, Emily?'  Such a fine hook from Ms Cohen as I greedily took the bait and raced through the story, uncovering more than I ever expected.

Not only do we have Hannah's story to unravel, but suddenly patients appear to commit suicide.  Hannah is sure that something untoward is happening, but who will believe her - she's mad, isn't she?  Part of me wondered if it was all in Hannah's head but the storyline is SO much better than that.  It went in directions I never even saw coming and then suddenly Hannah is next on the kill list.  Will her family get there in time to save her?  Eeeeeek!

What a great storyline - it's like a study of the human mind that plays with your mind.  I could have quite easily questioned my sanity at times, as Tammy Cohen continued to surprise me.  You're always guaranteed a good read with one of Tammy Cohen's books and They All Fall Down is no exception.  This is surely set to rocket up the charts - you'd be mad not to read it.

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating:

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