By Christopher Pike
In Falling, Christopher Pike explores the intensity and breadth of human emotion via brilliantly etched characters: Kelly Feinman, who can pay a bad rate to appreciate the character of real evil; and Matt Connor, a vintage anti-hero who captures the reader's sympathy.
Kelly Feinman: as soon as an excellent FBI profiler and box agent, Kelly went rogue on her final case, searching the serial killer referred to as the Acid guy. Now, nonetheless recuperating from the madman's brutal attack, seemed by means of her fellow brokers as a vulnerable hyperlink, Kelly struggles to discover her footing on a brand new case: the abduction of an little one, Jimmy Techer. Making concerns worse, Kelly's husband has taken their daughter and left. Kelly fears she can't even belief her personal instincts.
Matt Connor: Deeply in love along with his female friend, Matt is devastated while Amy leaves him for an additional guy. He plots a diabolical revenge that starts together with his obvious demise. by the point Matt is thru, Amy—Jimmy's mother—will understand the depth of Matt's discomfort, since it can have develop into her personal. And Matt...Matt will go through the fires of hell and, within the eyes of child Jimmy, will recuperate his soul.
Matt Connor is a kidnapper. Kelly Feinman is the agent on his path. they need to be enemies. in its place, they turn into pals, and jointly, they assist one another turn into complete.
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