Rapid Falls

Rapid Falls

Amber Cowie / Oct 18, 2019

Rapid Falls Forgive and forget The past and present collide for two sisters who survived a tragedy and must now survive the truth behind it It s been twenty years since Cara s boyfriend died in a horri

  • Title: Rapid Falls
  • Author: Amber Cowie
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  • Forgive and forget The past and present collide for two sisters who survived a tragedy and must now survive the truth behind it

    It s been twenty years since Cara s boyfriend died in a horrible accident and her sister, Anna, went to prison The tragedy has become a local legend, but Cara has moved past her grief to have a successful career and a happy family Pity about

    Forgive and forget The past and present collide for two sisters who survived a tragedy and must now survive the truth behind it

    It s been twenty years since Cara s boyfriend died in a horrible accident and her sister, Anna, went to prison The tragedy has become a local legend, but Cara has moved past her grief to have a successful career and a happy family Pity about Anna Recently released from incarceration, she s struggling with addiction, guilt, and shame a shattered life Cara s forgiveness seems to be the only thing that helps her pick up the pieces.

    But as Anna pulls herself together, her memories of that night on the bridge start to come into focus And few of them match her sister s.

    As past secrets unfold and nothing is what it seems any, Anna desperately searches for the truth But what if Cara doesn t want her to find it

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of indication that she drank excessively I suppose it didn t surface until the second half of the book, and her drinking may have stepped up as her anxiety grew, but it didn t feel like a new thing As the narrator, she starts off by painting as favorable a picture of herself as possible until Chapter 3, I didn t think anything about her personality was off Then she starts peeling away the layers, showing the way she irrationally or when it suits her blames things on other people The drinking gets blatant as the tension mounts, but I think it s been there all along She just lets her guard down because she s been around us, the readers, for long enough That s how I take it, anyway less flag This question contains spoilers view spoiler Throughout the book we see how Anna deals with the past but what we don t know is if Cara ever tells the whole truth to her husband Rick After Anna and Cara have their last conversation how is Cara s future affected hide spoiler like 2 months ago Add your answer Brenda Sherry It seems like she just gets away with everything I found the ending very unsatisfying flag See all 3 questions about Rapid Falls Lists with This Book Authors18 123 books 193 voters 2018 December Releases 53 books 67 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 18, 2018 Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, best of 2018 My immediate thought after finishing this was, now THAT is how you write a psychological thriller I m blown away that this is a debut, Cowie s writing is polished and sharp and she plotted one hell of a story, if this is how she begins her career as an author I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.This follows two sisters, Anna and Cara and flips between the late nineties and 2016 The girls were in high school in 1997 and were both in a tragic accident that killed Cara s boyfriend A My immediate thought after finishing this was, now THAT is how you write a psychological thriller I m blown away that this is a debut, Cowie s writing is polished and sharp and she plotted one hell of a story, if this is how she begins her career as an author I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.This follows two sisters, Anna and Cara and flips between the late nineties and 2016 The girls were in high school in 1997 and were both in a tragic accident that killed Cara s boyfriend Anna s life went down the drain afterwards, she spent time in prison and developed an alcohol addiction while Cara moved on and has a picture perfect life with her husband and daughter Two very different outcomes and both women were interesting and complex.The events leading up to the accident are slowly revealed in alternating chapters as you begin to piece together what really happened Let me tell you, I thought I knew what happened and I was way off, this had a good reveal, a twist if you wanna call it that but it s not a book that s solely dependent on a shocking twist but instead was awesome all the way through If you can t tell, I loved this one and highly recommend it to thriller fans flag 70 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Dec 06, 2018 Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves netgalley arcs Cara and Anna are sisters and rivals They are in constant competition for attention whether it be from their parents, boys, sports, or friends Cara is thrilled that prom night and graduation are fast approaching On the night of prom, however, a terrible tragedy occurs Anna, the younger sister, promised to be the designated driver for Cara and her longtime boyfriend Jesse So how is it that their car went off the road plunging to the river below Jesse dies, Anna went to jail, and Cara was fo Cara and Anna are sisters and rivals They are in constant competition for attention whether it be from their parents, boys, sports, or friends Cara is thrilled that prom night and graduation are fast approaching On the night of prom, however, a terrible tragedy occurs Anna, the younger sister, promised to be the designated driver for Cara and her longtime boyfriend Jesse So how is it that their car went off the road plunging to the river below Jesse dies, Anna went to jail, and Cara was forced to move on with her life Now happily married and with a daughter of her own Cara resents the fact that she is still, after all these years, having to take care of Anna Anna has suffered from depression as well as an addiction to drugs and alcohol since being released from jail years ago After her most recent suicide attempt she is hospitalized in a psychiatric ward where a therapist starts to finally scratch at the surface of Anna s depression With the help of this therapist Anna has finally begun to remember the night in question If I had to use on word to describe this book it is this Predictable I had this one figured out very early on I kept hoping that I was wrong but, alas, I was not Another gripe I had with this one was that depending on which chapter you were reading the accident either happened on prom night or graduation night At one point toward the very end it said it was both graduation night and prom night on the very same page How does that even work This kept grinding my gears from one chapter to the next Like, make up your mind and why did an editor not notice this The ending, for me, left much to be desired Rats Onto the next Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review flag 47 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Dec 09, 2018 Felicia rated it did not like it Why do I keep doing this to myself Upon reading the blurb for this book I immediately had a suspicion of what the entire plot would revolve around, including the so called twist Then I thought no way, it would be ridiculous to write a book that holds no mystery between it s covers I mean, why would you write it Why would anyone want to read it That s preposterous, right So my next thought was wow, this book must have a twisty dark plot, the description only SEEMS straightforward It s a tri Why do I keep doing this to myself Upon reading the blurb for this book I immediately had a suspicion of what the entire plot would revolve around, including the so called twist Then I thought no way, it would be ridiculous to write a book that holds no mystery between it s covers I mean, why would you write it Why would anyone want to read it That s preposterous, right So my next thought was wow, this book must have a twisty dark plot, the description only SEEMS straightforward It s a trick A sleight of hand I m about to be blown away exasperated sighhhhhhh Again, why do I keep doing this to myself This was my First Reads choice for November 2018 AlsoI received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 41 likesLike see review View all 21 comments Jun 04, 2018 Kerry rated it it was amazing Hypnotic and darkly twisted, Rapid Falls is the true definition of a page turner It s so compelling that you will not want to put it down Cowie s smart storytelling and mesmerizing prose paints a stunning debut, making it one of my favorite psychological thrillers of the year flag 35 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Nov 24, 2018 Darinda rated it really liked it Twenty years ago, a tragic accident killed Cara s boyfriend Cara s sister Anna was driving They were teenagers at the time, and Cara and Anna s lives went in very different directions following the accident Anna has suffered with guilt and shame for years, and uses alcohol and drugs to ease her pain Cara moved on, and now has a husband, child, and a successful career When Anna starts to ask questions about the night of the accident, Cara takes measures to make sure her sister doesn t rememb Twenty years ago, a tragic accident killed Cara s boyfriend Cara s sister Anna was driving They were teenagers at the time, and Cara and Anna s lives went in very different directions following the accident Anna has suffered with guilt and shame for years, and uses alcohol and drugs to ease her pain Cara moved on, and now has a husband, child, and a successful career When Anna starts to ask questions about the night of the accident, Cara takes measures to make sure her sister doesn t remember what happened The story is told from Anna s point of view, and includes the present day story plus flashbacks to when they were teenagers I absolutely loathed Anna She is manipulative and self serving Cara is harder to explain She s self destructive, which I don t like, but she also has struggled with guilt for years, so I felt for her The sisters have a complicated relationship, where they don t necessarily like one another, but they rely on each other A twisted psychological thriller Dark, dramatic, and complex This was my pick for s First Reads in November 2018. flag 32 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 01, 2018 Reading.Between.Wines rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves adult fiction, publishing, cover love, ebooks, female authors, from the author, from the publisher, kindle books, lakeside review crew, netgalley 5 Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie had a slower pace than I was expecting, but WOW The story kept me interested the entire time and it was a bit like watching a train wreck What it s about Anna and Cara are sisters, and much to Cara s annoyance Anna seems to want everything she has When Anna kills Cara s high school boyfriend on graduation night in a car accident, the family basically falls apart Anna goes to prison for 3 years and their parents get a divorce plus the story becomes a town 5 Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie had a slower pace than I was expecting, but WOW The story kept me interested the entire time and it was a bit like watching a train wreck What it s about Anna and Cara are sisters, and much to Cara s annoyance Anna seems to want everything she has When Anna kills Cara s high school boyfriend on graduation night in a car accident, the family basically falls apart Anna goes to prison for 3 years and their parents get a divorce plus the story becomes a town legend and most occupants no longer want anything to do with the family Flash forward 20 years later and Cara has a successful career and a seemingly perfect marriage that includes a little girl named Maggie But Anna is a mess she is an alcoholic that can never seem to stay sober for long and a string of bad boyfriends Cara does the best she can to help Anna, but it never seems to straighten her out But now Anna has a bigger problem as she starts to remember bits and pieces of the night she killed Cara s boyfriend Buried secrets are all about to come out in this psychological thriller Rapid Falls is told all from the viewpoint of Cara who is the older of the sisters This book is definitely mostly a character study, besides being a psychological thriller to the max Cara is a very unlikable character that has pettiness, jealousy, and overall obnoxiousness as a few of her major qualities But for some reason I was fascinated by reading from her perspective She is that character that you love to hate I actually didn t really care for Anna either, and I m not sure I loved any of the characters, but this was not a problem at all Even though the pacing was on the slower side, I was still majorly drawn into the story and had a hard time putting it down There is so much deceit and lies, and the plot is a tangled web that slowly unravels I also loved that the book moves between different time frames as you slowly get a full picture of what happened in the past I have a feeling there will be some kerfuffle surrounding the ending for people, but I was satisfied with it and very intrigued with how Cowie pulled everything together There aren t really any major twists, but you do get a couple surprises.Final Thought I am shocked that this is a debut novel because it was that good Cowie is an amazing writer that managed to pull me into a slower paced book with no problem If you like psychological thrillers and don t mind a slower pace I would definitely recommend checking this one out A special thank you to Amber Cowie for sending me a signed copy of her book Also, thanks to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own flag 25 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Sep 10, 2018 Judy Collins rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 releases, books read in 2018, netgalley arc, thriller Q A Elevator Ride Interview with author, Amber Cowie Fun and informative Learn exclusive behind the scenes details about RAPIDFALLS and this new sensational thriller author Dec 1 Thank you, Amber Terrifying and satisfying 5 Stars Debut novelist Amber Cowie delivers a knockout dark and gripping new suspense novel of sibling rivalry on steroids and what happens when greed and jealousy take control Two sisters with twisted relationships and long buried secrets are at the h Q A Elevator Ride Interview with author, Amber Cowie Fun and informative Learn exclusive behind the scenes details about RAPIDFALLS and this new sensational thriller author Dec 1 Thank you, Amber Terrifying and satisfying 5 Stars Debut novelist Amber Cowie delivers a knockout dark and gripping new suspense novel of sibling rivalry on steroids and what happens when greed and jealousy take control Two sisters with twisted relationships and long buried secrets are at the heart of this smashing debut An intriguing killer psychological thriller RAPID FALLS examines the explosive potential of dark secrets to destroy families, sisters, marriages, and everyone near to them The author slowly and expertly reveals the chillingly real truth that could be ripped from today s headlines Where nothing is as it appears Rich in place and character loaded with lyrical prose and stunning metaphors Complex and profoundly emotional, there is much beneath the surface of this domestic psychological suspense Two sisters are coping with the aftermath of a tragedy However which sister is sinister and evil A dangerous game of cat and mouse betrayal where there may be no winners Meet the Piper family They are a family of four living in a small town of Rapid Falls As small towns go, everyone knows everyone else s business Besides, the town has only one entry, a bridge over the Rapid Falls A town named after its waterfalls Most teens want to escape for a bigger and better life How do they go about achieving this goal RAPID FALLS is written with two timelines 1992 1997 and 2016 2017 Two sisters are craving attention It all started with prom night When past and present collide, the sparks ignite Cara and Anna It was Cara s prom night, and she has convinced Anna her sister to be their designated driver Jesse was the town athlete and Cara s boyfriend After all, Anna was going to film school and Cara and Jesse would be getting on with their future However, things are not as they seem on the surface Everyone is keeping secrets That night ended in tragedy Anna sent to prison for the death of Jesse Cara s boyfriend There was a fatal car accident, and Cara saved Anna from the water and from drowning A family imploding Now, fast forward Anna has been released from prison and has a drinking problem She is back living with her dad She is self destructive Her dad has also turned into an alcoholic, and the mom left them behind for a better life What happened to this family The town shuns Anna She has served time for murder A town favorite now dead Cara for some reason is always there to help rescue her She has moved away Married the rich guy, Rick she does not tell him about her past She has a great job The perfect life The perfect wife The perfect mother Maggie She cannot allow anything to disrupt her life However, Anna does not remember everything that happened that night Cara may be hiding events of the night long ago What if the truth is revealed What if she remembers The truth is bloody good, and you will be holding your breath until the final scene it is a good one Your loyalties may change from the beginning of the book compared to the end What happened prom night so long ago, and how far will one go to hide the truth WOW Complex and emotional From tough love, sibling rivalry, resentments, betrayal, obsessions, narcissism, alcoholism, addictions, dysfunction, denial, selfishness, jealousy, love, hatred, fear, lies, secrets, tragedy, revenge, survival, plus Where nothing is as it appears in this twisty psychological thriller that will keep you glued to the pages to the explosive hold your breath conclusion literally edge of a cliff Being true to one s self Duality plays a big part in the narrative, making this an ideal choice for book clubs and further group discussions a great reader group guide included Rock star quality writing I really enjoyed the strong metaphors as relates to water, the characters, and the town of Rapid Falls Just as waterfalls can be beautiful, peaceful and mesmerizing they can also be dangerous As can be humans, animals, and families They can turn toxic a sharp contrast between good and evil as the sisters Darkness and light Cowie s skillful characterization and her shocking final twist make this a must read standout debut suspense thriller, landing on my Top Books of 2018 You will be shocked to learn this is a debut We can only imagine what is to come An author to follow she is so much fun on social media RAPID FALLS is prime for the big or small screen fingers crossed Delighted to learn there will be books coming soon RAVEN LANE 2019 and THE MINES 2020 Both are in the domestic suspense genre and focus on strong, but surprisingly complex, female narrators that find themselves in extremely complicated relationships with their loved ones and the world at large Upcoming Read all the juicy details, and the inspiration behind RAPID FALLS Learn about this exciting new author with exclusive behind the scenes tidbits Stay tuned for my extensive QA Elevator Ride with the Author coming Dec 1, 2019 link to follow Subscribe to my Newsletter to receive top book list per month and monthly QA author interviews You are going to love it For fans of Michele Campbell s She Was the Quiet One, Victoria Helen Stone s Jane Doe and Kaira Rouda s The Favorite Daughter.Also, fans of AJ Banner, Mary Kubica, T.Greenwood, and Heather Gudenkauf some of my favorites will enjoy this one Move this author and RAPID FALLS to the top of your reading list PS The hardcover is stunning JDCMustReadBooks flag 21 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 30, 2018 Eliza Maxwell rated it it was amazing In Rapid Falls, everyone is the good guy in their own story Like a spider spinning a web, Ms Cowie skillfully takes this notion and elevates it to a fantastically dark and dizzying place Say goodbye to any preconceived ideas about sisterhood, the power of grudges, or happily ever after, because this book will sweep them away and leave you gasping for flag 19 likesLike see review Nov 03, 2018 Darcia Helle rated it it was ok Shelves ebooks, fiction, suspense thriller mystery Oh, the misery That about covers the mood of this story and my mood while reading it.The writing is fine I was initially pulled into the story, but it derailed pretty quickly.For starters, the timeline is all over the place The chapters alternate between 2016 present and 1997 The present timeline is told in first person present tense, and the 1997 chapters are told in first person past tense That would have worked out fine had we stuck to those two timelines But within the present tense, Oh, the misery That about covers the mood of this story and my mood while reading it.The writing is fine I was initially pulled into the story, but it derailed pretty quickly.For starters, the timeline is all over the place The chapters alternate between 2016 present and 1997 The present timeline is told in first person present tense, and the 1997 chapters are told in first person past tense That would have worked out fine had we stuck to those two timelines But within the present tense, we have a constant, mind numbing amount of flashback scenes going back to Cara s early teens We actually spend very little time in the present Much of this book reads like a YA novel starring a prickly, jealous teen.To further complicate matters, the content is repetitive and full of dull, unnecessary detail One quarter into the book and I was already skimming multiple scenes Cara is not a likable character, making it difficult to spend an entire book with her None of the other characters are well developed We only get to know them through the narrow spectrum of Cara s viewpoint She is not a person with much insight into or interest in other people, and so we re left with a lot of vague side characters who simply fill a necessary role in Cara s life.The pace is maddeningly slow, largely due to all the repetition and flashback scenes The story is uncomfortable angst than suspense Nothing surprising happens Clues are like flashing neon signs, making it difficult not to see the truth within the lies Cara spins Some things happen at the end that made me shake my head Despite all the time spent in Cara s childhood, the reasons behind the family dynamics are never properly fleshed out.While I figured out the who and why early on, I made it to the end because I wanted to know the how I was also hoping for a big revelation from Anna to knock this story off its predictable path I was disappointed on both counts The ending made me want to slap Cara s husband and father for being complete morons And, so, clearly I didn t enjoy the story But reviews are just opinions, and you might have an entirely different reading experience flag 17 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 20, 2018 Tammy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley read, read in 2018, read in november 18 Wow What a twisty ride Rapid Falls is a fast paced thriller told in a dual timeline that kept me turning the pages to find out the ending Surprisingly, this book is Amber Cowie s debut and she hit it out of the park I can t wait to read her next book flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 08, 2018 Mandy White rated it really liked it That ending Wow, that was not what I was expecting This was my Kindle First choice and I really enjoyed it 2 sisters, so different from each other all hiding secrets flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Katie rated it really liked it Shelves psychological thriller Wow Dark and twisted sibling rivalry in my pick for this month s First Reads Excellent reading group questions at the end as well flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 08, 2018 Shelley rated it really liked it The beginning of this book is captivating and then becomes suspenseful The characters are engaging and, even the minor ones, are sharply drawn I suppose when the main characters are so relatable that you wish no harm to befall any of them, you know you are reading a good book, and the author provided enough back story of them to justify each character s actions The plot is intricately designed, and the tension is palpable throughout and Anna is such a clever antagonist In par The beginning of this book is captivating and then becomes suspenseful The characters are engaging and, even the minor ones, are sharply drawn I suppose when the main characters are so relatable that you wish no harm to befall any of them, you know you are reading a good book, and the author provided enough back story of them to justify each character s actions The plot is intricately designed, and the tension is palpable throughout and Anna is such a clever antagonist In particular Ms Cowie excels at describing life in a small town like Rapid Falls, where all sorts of secrets are at work beneath the surface The setting is expertly rendered and becomes a character in and of itself All in all, this is a very entertaining novel and a wonderful writing style, with Amber Cowie deftly switching between past and current events, slowly revealing bits and pieces until the entire tale is laid out in front of us Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Amber Cowie for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own. RapidFalls NetGalleyAll my reviews can be found here flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 14, 2018 Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves first reads, debut Friendly competition is often used as a motivator, but in this dark and twisted tale of jealousy and revenge, sibling rivalry turns deadly Sisters, Cara and Anna, are obsessed with being their parents favorite and will do anything to retain that status A terrible car accident occurred on Cara s high school gradation night leaving her boyfriend, Jesse, dead but what really happened that fateful night Will the truth ever be revealed I was trying to help her That s what good sisters do I Friendly competition is often used as a motivator, but in this dark and twisted tale of jealousy and revenge, sibling rivalry turns deadly Sisters, Cara and Anna, are obsessed with being their parents favorite and will do anything to retain that status A terrible car accident occurred on Cara s high school gradation night leaving her boyfriend, Jesse, dead but what really happened that fateful night Will the truth ever be revealed I was trying to help her That s what good sisters do I enjoyed the writing style of this debut author, but unfortunately, I had a difficult time connecting with the sisters because they were both so extremely jealous, flawed, and unlikable In addition, there was way too much alcohol and drug use for me although I do get that the alcohol and drugs were, in essence, their own evil characters and provided a means to an end With that being said, many kudos to this debut author for the twisty, dark, and unpredictable ending In addition, she absolutely nailed the unreliable narrator, and I look forward to from her.I received an advance copy All opinions are my own.Location Rapid Falls If a state was mentioned, I didn t catch it flag 8 likesLike see review Sep 25, 2018 Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves arcs Family drama, hidden secrets, dual timelines what could you ask for Cara Piper s high school boyfriend drowned in a car accident the night of their graduation but her sister Anna was driving the carThis plot point intrigued me instantly and is revealed very early so is not a spoiler especially since 20 years later, the relationship between the sisters is definitely unique Anna struggles with addiction after the accident and Cara is always saving her but at what cost W Family drama, hidden secrets, dual timelines what could you ask for Cara Piper s high school boyfriend drowned in a car accident the night of their graduation but her sister Anna was driving the carThis plot point intrigued me instantly and is revealed very early so is not a spoiler especially since 20 years later, the relationship between the sisters is definitely unique Anna struggles with addiction after the accident and Cara is always saving her but at what cost What toll has the accident taken on all the members of the Piper family and the town of Rapid Falls This story unwinds so fast you will be on the edge of your seat with excitement and speeding to get to the next chapter I received an advance copy All opinions are my own flag 8 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 14, 2018 Randee rated it did not like it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I rarely rate anything this low but the obvious plot it showed up about 1 4 the way through and the quick descent of the heroine from victim to victimizer made it a really unpleasant read I only kept on because I thought there might be a big reveal or plot twist There wasn t Ugh Cara is a horrible sister, daughter, girlfriend, wife and employee Oh and a terrible friend too I was really rooting for someone even her dad to push her off the damn cliff and save the book The only people I rarely rate anything this low but the obvious plot it showed up about 1 4 the way through and the quick descent of the heroine from victim to victimizer made it a really unpleasant read I only kept on because I thought there might be a big reveal or plot twist There wasn t Ugh Cara is a horrible sister, daughter, girlfriend, wife and employee Oh and a terrible friend too I was really rooting for someone even her dad to push her off the damn cliff and save the book The only people that were at all likeable were dead Thankfully it was a free book flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 26, 2018 Laurie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Proof is not the same as knowing This quote will probably be best understood at the end of this remarkable book It is indeed an amazing novel intriguing plot, splendidly written, unusual characters and a definite page turner.It is basically a story of a dysfunctional family Selfishness, anger, hatred, jealously and betrayal are fostered by their inability to communicate truthfully with each other Alcoholism and sibling rivalry add to the stress and eventually help to lead to the staggering Proof is not the same as knowing This quote will probably be best understood at the end of this remarkable book It is indeed an amazing novel intriguing plot, splendidly written, unusual characters and a definite page turner.It is basically a story of a dysfunctional family Selfishness, anger, hatred, jealously and betrayal are fostered by their inability to communicate truthfully with each other Alcoholism and sibling rivalry add to the stress and eventually help to lead to the staggering tragedy that will haunt the family and the town of Rapid Falls and never really be resolved Actually there is than one tragedy that is not even recognized.There are so many twists in this plot, so be prepared to stay glued to the book Not only is this an engrossing story, it has a moral or two we can learn from honesty, acceptance, and self knowledge to name just a few.Excellent flag 6 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 03, 2018 Patricia Sands rated it it was amazing With the deft touch of a magician s sleight of hand, Amber Cowie spins a dark tale of deceit where it is least expected Secrets and lies unfold in ways that leave the reader gasping Rapid Falls is fast paced, startling and not to be missed A brilliant debut flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 14, 2018 BookGypsy rated it it was amazing Stunning Debut This was an up all night thriller about two sisters so twisted up in lies and jealousy I loved it It left me deeply wounded and so full of emotions that were hard to shake I can t believe this is a debut It s perfect from cover to cover We voted it Best Debut 2018 Novels Latte Book Club.Dawnny BookGypsyNovels N Latte Book BlogNovels Latte Book ClubHudson Valley NY flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Petra rated it liked it Shelves ku Nicely written debut about sibling rivalry, the conundrums of parenting and one woman s uncanny ability to paint her own realitythis was an ok listen read It lacked suspense and any sense of mystery for me Too predictable, but the characterization of the female protagonist from whose POV the story is told was well done and pretty entertaining Didn t like the ending flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 03, 2018 PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps rated it it was amazing For months I ve chosen terrible books for my free choice RAPID FALLS makes up for my poor choices Five well deserved stars.In 1997, driving drunk, Anna kills her sister Cara s boyfriend on graduation night Now in 2016 Anna struggles to maintain her sobriety relying on Cara to bail her out.RAPID FALLS is the best kind of psychological thriller Cara appears to have it all, a great husband and toddler daughter She has survived losing her boyfriend, the guy she thought she d marry Or ha For months I ve chosen terrible books for my free choice RAPID FALLS makes up for my poor choices Five well deserved stars.In 1997, driving drunk, Anna kills her sister Cara s boyfriend on graduation night Now in 2016 Anna struggles to maintain her sobriety relying on Cara to bail her out.RAPID FALLS is the best kind of psychological thriller Cara appears to have it all, a great husband and toddler daughter She has survived losing her boyfriend, the guy she thought she d marry Or has she Are their cracks in her perfect facade Amber has been drunk most of her life since spending three years in prison for Jesse s death I thought I knew where RAPID FALLS was taking me Amber Cowie s mind is far dark and twisty than I even imagined I will look for of Cowie s books in the future RapidFalls flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 18, 2018 Leanna Mattea rated it it was amazing Wow, this is a real psychological thriller, alternating between two time periods, twenty years apart Sisters, Cara and Anna are in a fatal accident that claims the life of Cara s boyfriend Jesse and Anna is charged with a felony DUI The time frames relate incidents over the period prior, during and following the tragedy, then covers twenty years later, as the participants continue to struggle in their lives in the aftermath.It is a story of sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, teenage crazine Wow, this is a real psychological thriller, alternating between two time periods, twenty years apart Sisters, Cara and Anna are in a fatal accident that claims the life of Cara s boyfriend Jesse and Anna is charged with a felony DUI The time frames relate incidents over the period prior, during and following the tragedy, then covers twenty years later, as the participants continue to struggle in their lives in the aftermath.It is a story of sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, teenage craziness and the toll bad choices take on young lives This is a debut novel by Amber Crowe, but had all the maturity and poise of an experienced novelist Her character development was wonderful, as we saw the growth that came from love, life and experiences, during the twenty year span But unresolved questions involving the tragedy, have prevented those involved, from moving on Her descriptions of the town and the scenery of Rapid Falls, made me feel as if I had been there, an observer of this bizarre tale The twists and turns of the story kept me reading, and anticipating the ending that was going to be a gut check, and it was I received this ARC from Lake Union Publishers and Net Galley and I thank them for the opportunity to read this 5 star thriller flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 19, 2018 Lori Boyd rated it it was amazing Twisted debut novel Things are not always what they seem Cara has life all planned out after graduationcollege, marriage to her boyfriendhappily ever after But, as we all know, life never goes as planned Family has a way of getting in the way Pay attention while reading this book Ms Cowie throws subtle hints thoughtout the story, so pay attention Found myself a few times going back to see if I missed something Tragic family dynamics, great character development Thanks to NetGalle Twisted debut novel Things are not always what they seem Cara has life all planned out after graduationcollege, marriage to her boyfriendhappily ever after But, as we all know, life never goes as planned Family has a way of getting in the way Pay attention while reading this book Ms Cowie throws subtle hints thoughtout the story, so pay attention Found myself a few times going back to see if I missed something Tragic family dynamics, great character development Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this ARC All opinions are my own flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 16, 2019 Carlos Jaramillo rated it liked it Shelves 2019 rapid falls ejemplifica hasta donde pueden llegar los celos entre hermanas una competencia feroz por la atencion de sus padres y por el amor de un chico una historia entretenida, de esas que lees para pasar el rato una historia interesante, un accidente cambia por completo el destino de estas dos hermanas que , a pesar de haber ocurrido 20 a os atras, todavia causa fricciones entre ellas dos mantiene al lector entretenido durante la mayor parte de la obra flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Gordon Warnock rated it it was amazing God, what a page turner Brilliant new domestic suspense Sign me up for anything she writes forever flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 13, 2019 Beverly Duffy rated it it was amazing What a thrilling page turning flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Debbie rated it liked it This is a twisted tale of sibling rilvery and a how one family deals when a seeming tragedy strikes at their core Choices are made for the greater good and to mitigate the damage to all involved The problem is the facts are not as clear as the seem and those choices will have a wider impact than any could have imagined.This was an interesting story dealing with family dynamics and small town expectations I didn t see all the twists coming and though my attention held to the end I felt like s This is a twisted tale of sibling rilvery and a how one family deals when a seeming tragedy strikes at their core Choices are made for the greater good and to mitigate the damage to all involved The problem is the facts are not as clear as the seem and those choices will have a wider impact than any could have imagined.This was an interesting story dealing with family dynamics and small town expectations I didn t see all the twists coming and though my attention held to the end I felt like something was missing This was told from one sister s POV and maybe it would have benefitted from the other sisters as well I found myself wanting to see the story from the other side, as well I love a single POV story but for me this one would have been better playing one sister s POV off the other It was a story of sibling rilvery gone bad, so yeah, it would have added that extra layer I was missing flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 19, 2018 Imogen rated it it was amazing What a treat this book is It drops just enough clues along the way to hint at something darker but without being at all predictable I just had to keep turning the pages to get to the bottom of it all The relationships between the characters are fascinating as is how they each deal with the story as it unfolds and I found my sympathies being pulled this way and that as I learned of what had really happened Amber Cowie also conjures up the pressures of living in a small town where everyon What a treat this book is It drops just enough clues along the way to hint at something darker but without being at all predictable I just had to keep turning the pages to get to the bottom of it all The relationships between the characters are fascinating as is how they each deal with the story as it unfolds and I found my sympathies being pulled this way and that as I learned of what had really happened Amber Cowie also conjures up the pressures of living in a small town where everyone thinks they know your business so evocatively that I kept turning round to see who was watching me A great read flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2018 Jen rated it really liked it I ve never read a book that grows darker and darker as gradually and seamlessly as Rapid Falls Cowie magnificently and immediately captivates you with the intertwining stories of Cara and Anna sisters both devastated by a tragedy in their past As the dual timelines lead you to the truth, you can t help but wonder who should be getting your sympathy A wonderfully twisted debut, Rapid Falls is one of the best thrillers I ve read this year Thanks to Lake Union and NetGalley for a copy of this I ve never read a book that grows darker and darker as gradually and seamlessly as Rapid Falls Cowie magnificently and immediately captivates you with the intertwining stories of Cara and Anna sisters both devastated by a tragedy in their past As the dual timelines lead you to the truth, you can t help but wonder who should be getting your sympathy A wonderfully twisted debut, Rapid Falls is one of the best thrillers I ve read this year Thanks to Lake Union and NetGalley for a copy of this book All opinions are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Blagica rated it really liked it Shelves read in 2019, thriller Happy 2019 Everyone First day of the year done and first two books are done I feel so accomplished I had heard Rapid Falls was a good psychological thriller most of my friends know I love a good thriller so when Victor suggested I read this I was all set to go It is the debut novel of writer Amber Cowie The book follows Anna and Cara, two sisters born a year apart, through dual timelines the late 1990s and 2016 They are involved in a fatal accident the night of Cara s high school prom An Happy 2019 Everyone First day of the year done and first two books are done I feel so accomplished I had heard Rapid Falls was a good psychological thriller most of my friends know I love a good thriller so when Victor suggested I read this I was all set to go It is the debut novel of writer Amber Cowie The book follows Anna and Cara, two sisters born a year apart, through dual timelines the late 1990s and 2016 They are involved in a fatal accident the night of Cara s high school prom Anna, who was supposed to serve as the designated driver, is charged with a felony DUI and sentenced to three years in prison the story moves between the late nineties and 2016.Cowie reveals the events leading to the accident slowly, so the reader begins to parse together what really happened Anna s life goes down the drain after her term in prison while Cara achieves her perfect life with a wonderful husband, daughter, and job However, not all is as it seems, and twists are rampant I found this well written and very well paced and loved the idea that not all is as it seems in Rapid Falls Rapid Falls deals with unpleasant topics as revealed by two unpleasant sisters Sparked by a truly toxic family background, sibling rivalry, drug and alcohol addiction, and jealousy permeate through the book, slowly simmering to a full blown boil Anyone who has experienced challenging relationships with their parents and or siblings will immediately recognize the authenticity of the family dynamics I found myself feeling bad for the parents of these two young women as the story goes on but once you read you will see why As Rapid Falls progresses, Cara, the protagonist, becomes the unlikable character Many of the other characters, like her husband, are minimally developed, seen only through the narrow slit of Cara s point of view , making it difficult to spend an entire book with her None of the other characters are well developed We only get to know them through the narrow spectrum of Cara s viewpoint.I would not consider this so much a thriller, as an intense, tense family drama about a sociopath If you feel a villain should get a just punishment, you ll probably be disappointed by the ending All and all a solid four star read and a good way to start 2019 flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion 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    1. My immediate thought after finishing this was, now THAT is how you write a psychological thriller I m blown away that this is a debut, Cowie s writing is polished and sharp and she plotted one hell of a story, if this is how she begins her career as an author I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.This follows two sisters, Anna and Cara and flips between the late nineties and 2016 The girls were in high school in 1997 and were both in a tragic accident that killed Cara s boyfriend A My [...]


    2. Cara and Anna are sisters and rivals They are in constant competition for attention whether it be from their parents, boys, sports, or friends Cara is thrilled that prom night and graduation are fast approaching On the night of prom, however, a terrible tragedy occurs Anna, the younger sister, promised to be the designated driver for Cara and her longtime boyfriend Jesse So how is it that their car went off the road plunging to the river below Jesse dies, Anna went to jail, and Cara was fo Cara [...]


    3. Why do I keep doing this to myself Upon reading the blurb for this book I immediately had a suspicion of what the entire plot would revolve around, including the so called twist Then I thought no way, it would be ridiculous to write a book that holds no mystery between it s covers I mean, why would you write it Why would anyone want to read it That s preposterous, right So my next thought was wow, this book must have a twisty dark plot, the description only SEEMS straightforward It s a tri Why d [...]


    4. Hypnotic and darkly twisted, Rapid Falls is the true definition of a page turner It s so compelling that you will not want to put it down Cowie s smart storytelling and mesmerizing prose paints a stunning debut, making it one of my favorite psychological thrillers of the year.


    5. Twenty years ago, a tragic accident killed Cara s boyfriend Cara s sister Anna was driving They were teenagers at the time, and Cara and Anna s lives went in very different directions following the accident Anna has suffered with guilt and shame for years, and uses alcohol and drugs to ease her pain Cara moved on, and now has a husband, child, and a successful career When Anna starts to ask questions about the night of the accident, Cara takes measures to make sure her sister doesn t rememb Twen [...]


    6. 5 Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie had a slower pace than I was expecting, but WOW The story kept me interested the entire time and it was a bit like watching a train wreck What it s about Anna and Cara are sisters, and much to Cara s annoyance Anna seems to want everything she has When Anna kills Cara s high school boyfriend on graduation night in a car accident, the family basically falls apart Anna goes to prison for 3 years and their parents get a divorce plus the story becomes a town 5 [...]


    7. Q A Elevator Ride Interview with author, Amber Cowie Fun and informative Learn exclusive behind the scenes details about RAPIDFALLS and this new sensational thriller author Dec 1 Thank you, Amber Terrifying and satisfying 5 Stars Debut novelist Amber Cowie delivers a knockout dark and gripping new suspense novel of sibling rivalry on steroids and what happens when greed and jealousy take control Two sisters with twisted relationships and long buried secrets are at the h Q A Elevator Ride Intervi [...]


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