Freefall

Freefall

A propulsive debut novel with the intensity of Luckiest Girl Alive and Before the Fall, about a young woman determined to survive and a mother determined to find her.

When your life is a lie, the truth can kill you

When her fiancé’s private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter miraculously survives. But the fight for her life is just beginning. For years, Allison has been living with a terrible secret, a shocking truth that powerful men will kill to keep buried. If they know she’s alive, they will come for her. She must make it home.

In the small community of Owl Creek, Maine, Maggie Carpenter learns that her only child is presumed dead. But authorities have not recovered her body—giving Maggie a shred of hope. She, too, harbors a shameful secret: she hasn’t communicated with her daughter in two years, since a family tragedy drove Allison away. Maggie doesn’t know anything about her daughter’s life now—not even that she was engaged to wealthy pharmaceutical CEO Ben Gardner, or why she was on a private plane.

As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers. Immersing herself in Allison’s life, she discovers a sleek socialite hiding dark secrets. What was Allison running from—and can Maggie uncover the truth in time to save her?

Told from the perspectives of a mother and daughter separated by distance but united by an unbreakable bond, Freefall is a riveting debut novel about two tenacious women overcoming unimaginable obstacles to protect themselves and those they love.

Title:Freefall
ISBN:9780062874832

    Freefall Reviews

  • Emily May

    This is the kind of pulpy, plot-based read that you can power through in a single sitting, preferably on the beach or during a plane ride (if the plane crash aspect doesn't make you too nervous). The ...

  • Larry H

    I don't know about you, but sometimes when I'm reading a book, something about the title triggers a song (or even two) in my brain, something that keeps running through my head the entire time. Needle...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 exciting stars!Freefall opens with Allison surviving a plane crash. She is the lone survivor, and she’s in the mountains with a smashed cell phone and few supplies. The pilot was her fiancé, and ...

  • Tammy

    This is well plotted, if unsurprising, and the pace is fast. It’s told from the alternating voices of the daughter and mother which work but there are mistakes that the editor should have caught. Fi...

  • Paromjit

    This is a riveting debut thriller about survival and family from Jessica Barry. In the Colorado Rockies, a private plane crashes, and remarkably, a battered and injured Alison lives, although her dead...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    3.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐💫 for Jessica Barry's debut thriller, Freefall, a fast paced story of one woman's will to survive and her mother's determination to find her. Allison Carpenter and her mother Mag...

  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

    You guys! I just finished the most amazing book! Twilight! Just kidding. I just finished Freefall by Jessica Barry, my first favorite of 2019! Congrats, Jessica! Freefall is my kind of book. Most book...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4.5 Stars* (rounded down)Must-Read Suspense for Thriller Fans!Could you survive if your plane crashed in the Colorado Rockies and you were the only survivor? Allison Carpenter is about to find out. Sh...

  • JanB

    DNF at pg 214.Sorry, just can't go any further. It was too inconsistent and lacking believable character development. Note to author: I assure you that those of us who are older than the millennials a...

  • Katie B

    3.5 starsThis turned out to be a pretty solid thriller. Maggie Carpenter is devastated to hear the news her daughter, Allison, died in a plane crash. Even though they have been estranged for the last ...