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By turns heartbreaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.
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By Margaret on 05-22-17
A rip-snorting blast!
Dennis Lehane goes all literary on us! But don't worry - he does bring a little bit of his classic noir (a feminine version of noir, at that) home for us in the last third of the book. The reviews I've read don't exactly contain spoilers, but it's better not to address the second half of the book to prevent the full-on ramp up of suspense that grabs you there and pulses through till the end.
Lehane does a decent job with a female protagonist, although his portrait of the woman's mother is grossly one-dimensional amid a sea of better-drawn male characters. And, sir, neither Mount Holyoke nor Smith Colleges are "girls' schools." They are womens' colleges. Duh.
This book is a rip-snorting blast right till the end. Highly recommend - especially if Lehane's more noir stuff set in rain-soaked, scruffy Boston neighborhoods are not your cup of beer. This one's faster and brighter.
The narrator is the same woman from Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies - Julia Whelan, and she is really, really good.
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