It’s Monday, so you know what that means: it’s time for another 50 Book Pledge Featured Read! It All Falls Down by Sheena Kamal is one that you are not going to want to miss because oh boy is it ever a doozy.
Nora Watts, first introduced in Kamal’s award-winning novel The Lost Ones, only knew her father growing up. But when her father took his own life, Nora refused to grieve, and instead chose to move on…
…that is, until a chance encounter with a veteran who knew her father raises some disturbing questions that even she can’t ignore. She quickly realizes that, if she wants to make peace and move on, she must finally confront the past she has tried to hard to avoid.
Moving from Vancouver to Detroit, Nora Watts traces her father’s history in an attempt to find out the truth about his violent death and troubled life. A victim of the Sixties Scoop, Nora discovers that her father’s life was much, much more troubling than she knew – and that the circumstances surrounding his suicide are more unsettling than she could ever had imagined.
Back in Vancouver, a private investigator who knows Nora well stumbles upon some troubling evidence while looking into the overdose death of a billionaire’s mistress – and it has to do with Nora. He knows Nora’s in trouble, but how can he warn her when she’s seemingly vanished without a trace?
This thriller is so, so good. Driven by its wonderfully fleshed out characters and with strong ties to Canadian history, It All Falls Down is a brilliant look into history, mental illness, and the effects of generational trauma on the individual.