Rating: 5 out of 5.

Catch us when we fall by Juliette fay, 416 pp

Literary fiction

Take a stroll down suburban neighborhood sidewalks in Anytown USA. What do you see? Who do you meet? Could there be, hiding behind the manicured lawn and neatly trimmed bushes, a person just like you? Just like me? There are. And, they’re also characters found on the pages of Juliette Fay’s newest novel, Catch Us When We Fall. The keyword, “when” in the title sets the premise for the story. For it’s not a matter of “IF” we fall, but when, and we do. We fall in love with the complex and flawed characters of Cass and Scott, along with Laurel, Kate, and Drew. We fall into the intensity of the influence of alcoholism which walks throughout Anytown USA with nary a care whether you drive a Lexus, cut the lawn, or take refuge in a guest bedroom. We cling to the hope that the humanity buried deep inside us will battle the inner evils of destruction and unite us rather than splinter like fragments of a shattered dream. Fay delivers emotionally packed extra innings of swings and misses as Cass and Scott circle the bases to find redemption and love waiting at home plate.

I received a free advance copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.

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