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McMillan Palgrave

In Falling, Christopher Pike explores the depth and breadth of human emotion through two brilliantly etched characters: Kelly Feinman, who pays a terrible price to understand the nature of true evil; and Matt Connor, a classic anti-hero who captures the reader's sympathy.

Kelly Feinman: Once a brilliant FBI profiler and field agent, Kelly went rogue on her last case, hunting the serial killer known as the Acid Man. Now, still recovering from the madman's brutal assault, regarded by her fellow agents as a weak link, Kelly struggles to find her footing on a new case: the kidnapping of an infant, Jimmy Techer. Making matters worse, Kelly's husband has taken their daughter and left. Kelly fears she cannot even trust her own instincts.

Matt Connor: Deeply in love with his girlfriend, Matt is devastated when Amy leaves him for another man. He plots a diabolical revenge that begins with his apparent death. By the time Matt is through, Amy-Jimmy's mother-will know the intensity of Matt's pain, because it will have become her own. And Matt...Matt will pass through the fires of hell and, in the eyes of baby Jimmy, will recover his soul.

Matt Connor is a kidnapper. Kelly Feinman is the agent on his trail. They should be enemies. Instead, they become friends, and together, they help each other become whole.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2007
ISBN: 9780765378927
Characteristics: 402 p.


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Oct 15, 2014

The description of this book tells the whole story of what happens. You wouldn't know a lot of this until half way through the book! Despite the spoilers in the description, the book is very good. One of my favorite Christopher Pike novels. I've read it multiple times!

Jun 11, 2014

Ok, if the first page starts out with a man telling us how he's going to commit suicide, i'm done. Enough said.

Jan 30, 2011

With Christopher Pike's trademark intense readability, Falling is the tasty, tasty junk food in the world of literary buffets. And, like junk food, it feels so good to devour it, you just don't want to stop, until you finally finish at 2am and realize that it probably wasn't worth it. But you're going to do it again next time peanut butter cups are on sale.

What was with Amy? Pike spends the whole novel implying that a truly terrifying empty evil resides within her (another Pike trademark), but by the end the only thing that has actually been said is that she's a golddigger.

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