Before the Fall
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Before the Fall

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.



With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the tragedy and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the crash heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy: Was it merely dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations--all while the reader draws closer and closer to uncovering the truth.



The fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

Title:Before the Fall
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1455561789
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:391 pages

    Before the Fall Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jul 30, 2016

    Find all my reviews on my blog: https://thesuspenseisthrillingme.com4.5 STARS (Rounded to 5 on Goodreads)On a foggy summer night, eleven people—ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter—depart ...

  • Maggie Stiefvater
    Jan 19, 2017

    It's difficult for me to recommend thrillers to non-thriller readers. I grew up reading them and so have a high tolerance for the genre conventions. You know, men named Jack or Tom who will later be p...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jun 02, 2016

    A small private jet is leaving Martha's Vineyards, on it is one of the richest guys in politics (I never figured out what he really did) and his wife and two small children. Also included are another ...

  • Elyse
    Jul 10, 2016

    UPDATE.........On sale today for $3.99 (Kindle special)...........I'm jealous! lol.... I paid full price! The movie rights have been signed. So---if you have been considering this book --the price is ...

  • Diane S ?
    Jun 06, 2016

    A plane crash, eleven on board, only two survive, Scott a painter with a troubled past and the young boy, J.J. that he manages to save. Like when the Malaysia aircraft went down, there is speculation ...

  • Kemper
    Jun 23, 2016

    The main reason I wanted to read this is because I’m such a huge fan of the TV show Fargo. Noah Hawley is the main producer and writer responsible for transforming the great Coen brothers’ movie i...

  • Linda O'Donnell
    Jun 29, 2016

    I received a copy of Before the Fall by Noah Hawley through NetGalley. My thanks to Grand Central Publishing and to Noah Hawley for the opportunity."Everyone is from someplace. We all have stories, ou...

  • Zoeytron
    Mar 04, 2016

    A copy of this was furnished to me by Net Galley in exchange for a review. This is a story of the crash of a private airplane into the ocean, the two who survived, and the ones who did not. More myste...

  • Jill
    Jul 06, 2016

    There is no doubt in my mind that Noah Hawley has a summer blockbuster on his hands. This is the kind of book that I would recommend, without qualification, to both my literary friends and those who s...

  • Paromjit
    May 27, 2016

    A private plane with 11 people on board crashes into the ocean. There are two survivors, recovering alcoholic and painter, Scott, and a young boy, JJ, the last of an extremely powerful media family. W...