Author: James Lasdun
The Fall Guy was pretty decent. The first half of the book was rather slow but at about the half-way point the book really picked up. I wish Lasdun had dedicated more time to the end of the book and skipped some of the set up because The Fall Guy had the makings of an excellent suspense novel. Unfortunately, the finish wasn't spectacular enough to overcome the slow start. I enjoyed the family dynamic Lasdun described and found the ending to be fine. I just wasn't blown away, but I could see others really enjoying the novel. If you're looking for a thriller, this isn't it.
This was a Book of the Month Club choice, and while it wasn't my favorite, I never would have heard of The Fall Guy without their recommendation. You can join here.