'Heartstoppingly thrilling' Clare Mackintosh
'A daring tightrope walk of a novel. Exhilarating, emotional - a thriller charged with genuine depth and raw power' A. J. Finn
Surviving the plane crash is only the beginning for Allison.
The life that she’s built for herself – her perfect fiancé, their world of luxury – has disappeared in the blink of an eye. Now she must run, not only to escape the dark secrets in her past, but to outwit the man who is stalking her every move.
On the other side of the country, Allison’s mother is desperate for news of her daughter, who is missing, presumed dead. Maggie refuses to accept that she could have lost her only child and sets out to discover the truth.
Mother and daughter must fight – for survival and to find their way through a dark web of lies and back to one another, before it’s too late…
Heart-stopping and addictive, FREEFALL is a stunning thriller that explores the deep and complex bond between mothers and daughters.
'A gripping page-turner. Freefall is exactly what a great thriller should be' Renee Knight
'Opens at full throttle and never lets up' Karin Slaughter
'A scintillating thriller' Independent
'A tense, gripping thriller' Daily Mirror
'I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!' Good Housekeeping
'Jessica Barry deploys her story and its twists with infectious brio' Sunday Express
"Jessica Barry's debut novel opens at full throttle and never lets up. A young woman staggers away from a plane crash on the side of a mountain. Thousands of miles away, a mother struggles to understand what happened to the daughter she thought she knew. Set aside a few hours before you open this book...once you start reading, you won't want to stop."
"Most debut thriller writers would be happy to have one amazing story to tell. Jessica Barry's come up with two, and the way she weaves them together will have you on the edge of your seat. FREEFALL is an electric mix of action and emotional drama that never stops, never slows down."
"A gripping page-turner. Freefall is exactly what a great thriller should be."
"Jessica Barry has written a page-turner; a taut and compelling story which is difficult to put down. At the same time, through her convincing and sympathetic characters, she captures the complex relationship between mother and daughter brilliantly."
"Freefall is an easily devourable and pacy page-turner - but what really got to me was the mother-daughter relationship in it. Prepare for your heart to be wrenched..."