The film industry is not always the glitz and glam we think. Especially when murder is involved.
Fall Out by Mark Grenside
The Player meets Get Shorty in this thrilling debut from Mark Grenside.
An LA screenwriter is killed shortly after completing his latest script, FALL OUT – a thriller destined to be a blockbuster but written with a secret double purpose. Echoing events from the past the screenplay is sent to a very specific group of people and will change their lives forever. All are connected to a movie that had abruptly stopped shooting in the jungles of the Philippines years before. FALL OUT exposes the truth about a conspiracy and murder that led to a half-a-billion-dollar fortune for a select few.
Follow the story of Producer Marcus Riley, who sets out on an increasingly dangerous quest to get FALL OUT made. From a powerful Agent’ s office in Hollywood, hidden treasures in Belgravia and a remote chalet in the Swiss Alps to murder at the Cannes Film Festival, Marcus teams up with designer Melinda (Mako) de Turris as they and the other recipients of the screenplay are pursued by an assassin from the past.
With clues cleverly concealed in the screenplay, Marcus and Mako unravel a lethal puzzle that for some will bring death, others the truth and ends in a cave with a shocking secret…..
Drama, drama, drama – Fall Out is full of it! Not that I’m complaining. I love a book that has a lot going on. But just be aware that there is a LOT going on and there is a lot of characters so it can take a while to get into the story.
When you do get into the story, it is amazing. I haven’t read a book that kept me this intrigued in a long time. The author succeeded in doing this because they are very greedy in sharing information regarding the big secret. This might sound frustrating but it’s not. I didn’t need to have a lot of red herrings and twists to keep me interested. Plus, every character is dangerously pursued by an assassin. It is almost enough in a story to see who will survive. However, when a character does get killed, it is hard to feel anything for them. There are so many characters in Fall Out but not enough pages for them to really develop and for the reader to get attached.
I agree with all the other reviews that have stated if you like Dan Brown or James Patterson, then this book is for you.
Are you that kind of reader? Then get your copy of Fall Out here.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.