Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Before the Fall

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.  This week, my pick is:

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date: May 31, 2016

From Goodreads: "On a foggy summer night, eleven people-ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter-depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. 

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members-including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot-the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage. "

This book appeared in my Goodreads news feed awhile ago, and after reading the synopsis I knew I had to read it.  It's different from what I've been currently reading.  I can't wait to know the mystery!

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this too and been wondering about it -- especially with one survivor you know? It's got soo much potential doesn't it??? And scott caught in the middle! Here's mine