St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99, 230 pages
17-year-old Eddie Reeve’s life and family falls apart when her father commits suicide in Fall For Anything. Thrown into internal grief and confusion, Eddie becomes consumed with discovering why her seemingly happy father took his own life and shattered her world. She joins forces with her father’s former student, Culler Evans, to search for clues to unravel the mystery and hopefully provide Eddie the answers and resolution she needs to move on.
In her 3rd novel, Courtney Summers has written a breathtakingly poignant tale about grief, loss and the search to regain hope. The writing is descriptive and powerful and the reader stays with Eddie as she searches for answers and throws out lifelines in the hopes that someone will help guide her through her grief. There are no wasted words in this novel – each one is purposeful and enhances the reader’s experience of Eddie’s journey. This novel is gut-wrenching, gripping, completely mesmerizing and entirely unforgettable.
Reviewed by Barbara Cothern