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The Fall: A Novel (16) (Dismas Hardy) (edition 2017)

by John Lescroart (Author)

Series: Dismas Hardy (16)

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From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up and an associate in Hardy's law firm.Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed?Rushing to produce a convictable suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus their attention on a naive young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanya's death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart...and Hardy's daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man's defense.By the time Greg's murder trial gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories about the crime: a missing stepfather who'd sexually assaulted her; a roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And if they can, what price will they have to pay?With signature suspense and intricate plotting, The Fall puts Dismas Hardy and his only daughter in the middle of one of John Lescroart's most complex and thrilling cases yet.… (more)
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Title:The Fall: A Novel (16) (Dismas Hardy)
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Info:Atria Books (2017), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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Insightful and a challenging mystery that explored several societal ills (teenagers from dysfunctional homes, support for impoverished families, effective counselling). Not a particularly light read but engrossing and with some clever plot twists. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jul 21, 2018 |
This is a great addition to a fine series, full of twists. The Dismas Hardy series is one of my favorite collection of legal mysteries. The Fall, #16, is both a fine mystery/thriller as well as the debut of Rebecca Hardy's career as a defense attorney. The story opens with an gruesome event in which a young black woman falls from a parapet above the exit from what sounds like the Stockton Street tunnel. Was she thrown? Did she jump? Was it an accident? As time goes on, there are numerous alternative interpretations and no shortage of candidates for the perpetrator, if indeed, it was murder.

Rebecca ("The Beck") is a lead character and, I suspect, will initiate a new direction for this series that was otherwise growing old. I like her as an adult.

There are numerous scenarios to be worked out while the trial is in progress. The number of surprises toward the end stretches credibility, and one procedural blunder by the SF police department or district attorney is completely unbelievable. Having come to love the characters of Hardy and Glitzky and their families, I can overlook these weaknesses. When I finished reading, I wished the book had been longer.

If you are not already familiar with the series, you should know that the characters age and evolve, so it pays to read them in more or less chronological order. They are not all as good as the Fall, but most are fun reading. Lescroart writes well, and his stories are well-paced, and the interactions among the characters filled with humor. ( )
  MidwestGeek | Dec 29, 2017 |
Since I am a retired social worker, I found this interesting and the author did his homework. ( )
  NanaDebs | Jan 9, 2017 |
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Late one night, a seventeen-year-old African American foster child Tanya Morgan falls from the overpass above San Francisco’s Stockton tunnel, landing on the windshield of a car driving on the street below. She is killed instantly. But did she fall...or was she pushed?

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Rebecca is the star of the show, as she struggles to put together a defense, and then learns the ropes of presenting that defense in Court. The court room scenes are well done and you find that you are becoming frustrated with the justice system and the way it works. The narrative is dynamic and interesting alternating among the different characters and their particular perspective about the case. I thought how it was going to resolve and I was wrong about my early assessment but not disappointment by the outcome. I highly recommend this series for all court room drama buffs. ( )
  Carol420 | Aug 10, 2016 |
Everyone has gotten significantly older since the last book - and it's not a good thing.
The Beck needs serious maturing and legal experience; pity the next murder defendant (who didn't commit the crime) that she defends. ( )
  fwbl | Aug 4, 2016 |
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From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up and an associate in Hardy's law firm.Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she pushed?Rushing to produce a convictable suspect in the glare of the media spotlight, homicide inspectors focus their attention on a naive young man named Greg Treadway. Greg is a middle school teacher and he volunteers as a Special Advocate for foster children. At first, the only thing connecting him to Tanya's death is the fact that they shared a meal earlier that night. But soon enough, elements of that story seem to fall apart...and Hardy's daughter, Rebecca, finds herself drawn into the young man's defense.By the time Greg's murder trial gets underway, Dismas and Rebecca have unearthed several other theories about the crime: a missing stepfather who'd sexually assaulted her; a roommate who ran a call girl service; a psychologically unstable birth mother; and a mysterious homeless man who may have had dealings with Tanya. Or Greg Treadway himself, who is perhaps not all that he first appeared. But how will they get these theories in front of a jury? And if they can, what price will they have to pay?With signature suspense and intricate plotting, The Fall puts Dismas Hardy and his only daughter in the middle of one of John Lescroart's most complex and thrilling cases yet.

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