The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton @RThorntonwriter @HarperFiction @harpercollins #TheFallout #NetGalley

The Fallout: Full of secrets and rumours, the page-turner to get everyone talking in 2019 by [Thornton, Rebecca]


THE FALLOUT will be huge . . .

When Liza’s little boy has an accident at the local health club, it’s all anyone can talk about.

Was nobody watching him?
Where was his mother?
Who’s to blame?

The rumours, the finger-pointing, the whispers – they’re everywhere. And Liza’s best friend, Sarah, desperately needs it to stop.

Because Sarah was there when it happened. It was all her fault. And if she’s caught out on the lie, everything will fall apart . . .

‘A fizzing, unputdownable, gripping read’ Elizabeth Day

The perfect page-turner’ Susan Lewis

‘Secrets, lies, suspicion and betrayal: THE FALLOUT has it all – and then some’ T M Logan


The Fallout: Full of secrets and rumours, the page-turner to get everyone talking in 2019


When a new Sports Club opens that promotes family health and well being it soon becomes to place to join for the local yuppy families in the area. Somewhere for the kids to get a fitness routine in their lives from an early age while parents go to their classes or chill out at the centre catching up on gossip.

Since a small group of local friends all had babies about the same time, they had all kept in touch with the exception of one, Ella, she had just disappeared and now Sarah had caught a glimpse of her when she was supposed to be checking up on her best friend’s 4-year-old son, who was playing outside. She glanced him climbing a pole but didn’t want to miss the chance to talk to Ella. The first thing Lizzy asked her when she got back to the table with Ella was did you see Jack. Ella answered yes, just before the screaming began.

The first lie was set in place and now it set Sarah on a downward spiral of lie on top of lie and the longer it went on the further away from the truth it all became. This is a story about superficial friendship groups and the lengths some people go to a to be seen in the right group of friends. Loved the Whatsapp messages that kept springing up with gossip about one or another of these elite groups. Everyone had secrets that were misinterpreted. Not everyone was as perfect as they all thought and money certainly didn’t solve what couldn’t be bought.

This story is entertaining and quite sad that people couldn’t just be who they really were in order to fit in. It made life so much more of a struggle.

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


REBECCA THORNTON is a journalist and runs an online advertising business. Her work has been published in Prospect magazine, the Daily Mail, the Jewish News, and the Sunday People. She was acting editor of an arts and culture magazine based in Jordan, and she’s reported from Kosovo, London, and elsewhere in the Middle East. Rebecca is a graduate of the Faber Academy and The Exclusives is her first novel. She lives in London.


Twitter: @RThorntonwriter

The Fallout: Full of secrets and rumours, the page-turner to get everyone talking in 2019 by [Thornton, Rebecca]



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