Posts Tagged ‘They All Fall Down’


** Copy purchased via Amazon UK **



Scott makes enemies everywhere. Powerful people want him dead. He’s coming back to Ireland to finish what he started. But first, he must make it out of Marrakech alive.

Jen knows Scott will come back. Every day, she waits. He almost killed her last time and, fuelled by hate and arrogance, he’s not a man to ever just move on. He will kill her and he will kill her young son. But her husband and friends believe she has spiralled into paranoia.

So she knows, when he returns, she’ll face the psychopath alone.

In this powerful thriller, Hogan plunges us into the world and mind of her psychopathic killer from the first line and relentlessly tightens the tension until the very last page.


My Thoughts & Review:

When They All Fall Down came out earlier this year I must have been on another planet, I completely missed it and missed out all the buzz about it.  As soon as I heard that Cat Hogan had another book coming out I was quick to find out what I’d missed and was racing over to Amazon to buy copies of both books on the recommendation of some very trusted bloggers.  As usual, they steered me right!

As a sequel, There Was a Crooked Man works so well, it continues the story of Scott, Jen, Andy and Danny and is deliciously thrilling reading.  I loved that there were chapters from Scott’s perspective at the beginning of this book, it makes it all the more dark and intense, and reminded me just how much I loved to hate this character (in a good way!).  It was interesting seeing how Jen was coping in the aftermath of the events in They All Fall Down.  The past events playing heavily on her mind, and in her heart she fears that Scott will return.

The way that Cat writes takes readers on a rollercoaster of emotion, being able to see events from the perspectives of such differing characters really hits the audience.  There’s also a few red herrings cleverly thrown into the narrative to keep you guessing what way the story will go next, increasing the tension and leaving you on the edge of your seat.  I loved the way that the plot drew me in and had me utterly transfixed, I needed to keep reading, I had no idea where the story would end up but I couldn’t put it down! 

As always, with a series I would recommend reading the books in order, it makes a lot more sense to have read They All Fall Down to get a better grounding of the characters (especially psychopathic Scott), but I guess you could read this one as as stand alone if you really wanted to.  Cat Hogan does give plenty background to give readers an idea of what has happened previously but to get a fuller picture I say head back to book one and enjoy!

A tense and dark thriller that will knock your socks off!

You can buy a copy of There Was a Crooked Man via:

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