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They All Fall Down

They All Fall Down

A Thriller

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For fans of thrilling contemporary suspense, Rachel Howzell Hall’s brilliant stand-alone novel brings seven sinners to a private island for a reckoning that will leave you breathless.

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime.

Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. Surrounded by miles of open water in the gloriously green Sea of Cortez, Miriam is soon shocked to discover that she and the rest of her companions have been brought to the remote island under false pretenses—and all seven strangers harbor a secret.

Danger lurks in the lush forest and in the halls and bedrooms of the lonely mansion. Sporadic cell-phone coverage and miles of ocean keeps the group trapped in paradise. And strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one . . .

They all fall down


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Praise for They All Fall Down

“The twists start from page one and never let up—dramatic, thrilling and even compulsive.” —James Patterson

“An intense, feverish novel with riveting plot twists.”—Sara Paretsky

“Wow! What an ending! My head is still spinning! Agatha Christie, herself, would give Rachel Howzell Hall two thumbs up!”--Anne Saller, owner of Book Carnival

“A devilishly clever mystery . . . Hall’s writing sizzles and pops. Miriam Macy is unforgettable.” —Meg Gardiner, author of Into the Black Nowhere

“Tense, clever, and timely...a brilliant, modern take on the classic locked-room mystery, full of intriguing characters and harrowing retribution. Hall sure knows how to write suspense.”---Kristen Lepionka, author of The Last Place You Look

"Hall confidently delivers a highly entertaining stand-alone that pays homage to Agatha Christie while finding its own individual approach....They All Fall Down should be her breakout novel."--Associated Press

Reviews from Goodreads

Rachel Howzell Hall writes the acclaimed Lou Norton series, including Land of Shadows, Skies of Ash, Trail of Echoes, and City of Saviors, and is also the co-author of The Good Sister with James Patterson, which was included in the New York Times bestseller The Family Lawyer. She is on the board of directors for Mystery Writers of America, and lives in Los Angeles.

Meet the Author

April 20 - May 6, 2019

Meet Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the acclaimed Lou Norton series, as she discusses her standalone thriller, They All Fall Down.



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