2019 · Blog Tour · Book review

Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK @GraceEVincent #FallenAngel

Happy hump day everyone, today I’m sharing my review for Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre as part of the blog tour. Thanks go to Caolinn Douglas, Little Brown UK for the invitation.

About the book

The Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. Amanda, new to nannying, is working at a holiday villa neighbouring the Temple’s and is fascinated by them. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions.

Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible…


Fallen Angel is available to pre-order now and available to purchase 25th April – Amazon

My thoughts

Max Temple is a famous professor, he and his wife Celia, a former actress have three children who have all grown up to be successful. They’re the family that seem to have it all. When Max dies, Celia invites the family for a reunion at their holiday Villas in Portugal where 16 years earlier little Niamh Temple disappeared, thought to have drowned.

Across the way is Vince, his wife Kirsten and their nanny Amanda. Amanda becomes close to the Temple family and soon discovers all may not be quite as rosey as it seems.

Set in a duel timeline and with different characters narrating, Fallen Angel is a compelling read. I can’t say any of the characters are really that likeable but from the prologue right to the very last page I was gripped as dark secrets are revealed and I was desperate to find out what happened to little Niamh.

I love a good story with a dysfunctional family, I love finding out the family secrets and I have to say that the Temple family do have some utterly dark and shocking secrets to hide.

Chris Brookmyre has written a story that is totally absorbing, it draws you in and I was sat open mouthed various times throughout. With plenty of red herrings thrown into the mix it’s a hard book to set down.

This is my first Chris Brookmyre book and I can certainly say it won’t be my last. Fallen Angel is a compulsive read that’s filled to the brim with brilliance. A suspenseful story with a dysfunctional family, conspiracy, vengeance and I can definitely say a sleep stealer, I think Fallen Angel will appeal to the masses and fly off the shelves and deservedly so.

Totally fantastic and one I will definitely be recommending.

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