Before the Fall

Before the Fall - Noah Hawley 3.5 stars rounded up

Everyone in my book club enjoyed this one. It starts off with a plane crash and the immediate aftermath. It then delves into the lives of those on the plane, chapter by chapter, as the various agencies are investigating why the plane went down. As it unfolds, suspects are eliminated and everyone gets a bit closer to the truth.

Beneath it all, our hero is just trying to get back to life without becoming caught up in the media storm, all spurred on by one slimy reporter from one of those 24 hour news stations.

There were areas where it was a bit wordy but overall an enjoyable mystery laced with plenty of social commentary on the state of news media today. I could definitely see this play out as a limited run TV show.