Freefall by Jessica Barry @jessbarryauthor @penguinrandom @penguinrandom @NetGalley #Freefall




Surviving the plane crash is only the beginning for Allison.

The life that she’s built for herself – her perfect fiancé, their world of luxury – has disappeared in the blink of an eye. Now she must run, not only to escape the dark secrets in her past, but to outwit the man who is stalking her every move.

On the other side of the country, Allison’s mother is desperate for news of her daughter, who is missing, presumed dead. Maggie refuses to accept that she could have lost her only child and sets out to discover the truth.

Mother and daughter must fight – for survival and to find their way through a dark web of lies and back to one another, before it’s too late…




The story begins with a small plane crashing in the Colorado Rockies, the pilot is killed but the passenger has survived. Allison has no intention of summoning help, she needs to disappear and the crash is a perfect cover to give her that start. The crash had been no accident, someone wanted her dead.

Allison’s mum hadn’t seen her daughter for over 2 years and now she had been told that her daughter was dead, they just needed to recover her body which hadn’t yet been found. She felt that if there was no body, then there was a chance she was alive and so begins to dig into her daughter’s past. A very shady past that she had  no idea that her daughter was leading, including an engagement to Ben Gardner, a very wealthy Pharmaceutical CEO.

The story is told in chapters by Allison and mum Maggie, as it dips into the past of both women and present day as they are trying to find each other. There is history between the two that put a huge rift between the pair of them when Maggie’s husband died. There were times that I didn’t like Maggie, some things you just can’t repair.

I didn’t quite gel with these characters straight away but there were so many secrets to uncover. There was definitely something intriguing about both women so much more than I first thought. Both strong in their own right. I really enjoyed the last quarter of the book, as all the characters came together and slotted into place. Nicely tied up. Her best book so far.

I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book that I have reviewed honestly.


Jessica Barry is a pseudonym for an American author who grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and was raised on a steady diet of library books and PBS.

She attended Boston University, where she majored in English and Art History, before moving to London in 2004 to pursue an MA from University College London.

She lives with her husband, Simon, and their two cats, Roger Livesey and BoJack Horseman.



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