From the creator of the award winning FARGO and LEGION TV series comes the stunning thriller that critics are calling '[a] literary thriller of the highest quality' (Daily Mail) and 'an unequivocally excellent book' (Literary Review).
Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel
Selected by The Sunday Times as one of the top page-turners of summer 2017
FROM THE CREATOR OF THE AWARD WINNING FARGO AND LEGION TV SERIES
'Hawley's sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the highest quality' Daily Mail
THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT. BUT FATE IS BLIND.
A private jet plunges into the sea.
The only survivors are down-on his luck artist Scott Burroughs and JJ Bateman, the four year old son of a super-rich TV executive.
For saving the boy, Scott is suddenly a hero.
And then, as the official investigation is rapidly overtaken by a media frenzy, it seems he may also be a villain.
Why was he on the plane in the first place, and why did it crash?
High-class entertainment. — John Williams, Mail on Sunday
As a pacey whodunit...this is the perfect summer read. — The Times
This is one of the year's best suspense novels, a mesmerizing, surprise-jammed mystery that works purely on its own, character-driven terms...Mr. Hawley has made it very, very easy to race through his book in a state of breathless suspense. — New York Times
I started and finished Before the Fall in one day. That begins to tell you what kind of smart, compellingly dramatic read it is. So read it. — James Patterson
There are some books...that stay with you long after you've read them. The characters are so real and because of this their fates matter. Before The Fall by Noah Hawley is one of these books. — Irish Independent
Before the Fall is an astonishing, character-driven tour-de-force. The story is a multi-layered, immersive examination of truth, relationships, and our unquenchable thirst for the media's immediate explanation of unfathomable tragedy. — Karin Slaughter
An addictive thriller whose thematic richness is reminiscent of Franzen. — The Sunday Times
A searingly told, multi-layered portrait of celebrity in the modern world with a tantalising mystery at its heart...Hawley's sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the highest quality, which never loses its grip. — Daily Mail
Hawley combines a thriller's tight structure and addictive narrative with characterisation and thematic richness reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen — The Sunday Times, Pick of the Paperbacks
[A] Literary thriller of genius. — India Knight