Freefall by Jessica Barry

freefall“When her fiancé’s private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter miraculously survives. But the fight for her life is just beginning. Allison has been living with a terrible secret, a shocking truth that powerful men will kill to keep buried. If they know she’s alive, they will come for her. She must make it home.”

Whoa, Freefall was quite the gripping page-turner! I needed to know more! What was going on, who could be trusted and who couldn’t? I had all kinds of ideas about how things would pan out, but I didn’t actually know what was up until the very end.

My only complaint about the book is that a couple of the women characters gave off a faint air of med-shaming women with PPD. I wish that had either been countered or left out. It wasn’t antagonistic, really, but definitely insensitive and dismissive.

Freefall is told in two alternating perspectives: that of Allison and her mother, Maggie. The two have been estranged for two years due to a difficult and tragic family situation. The mother-daughter dynamic adds a layer of urgency to the plot, as well as complexity to these characters.