Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie

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 anymore, Anna desperately searches for the truth. But what if Cara doesn’t want her to find it?


I chose this suspense novel from the November selection of Amazon First Reads.

Rapid Falls is a seductive, hypnotic and twisted thriller about two sisters in the aftermath of a tragedy. This is a wonderful piece of writing where the author tells the story from the current time and twenty years previously.  Whilst it is somewhat predictable you never really know if it will go the way you expect it to go – and NO I am not giving any spoilers.

Amber Cowie has produced a very promising debut novel. I look forward to the next book!


  • TITLE: Rapid Falls
  • AUTHOR: Amber Cowie
  • PUBLISHER: Lake Union Publishing
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 1 December 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1503903869
  • FORMAT: ebook
  • LENGTH: 256 pages


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Amber Cowie is a graduate of the University of Victoria and was short-listed for the 2017 Whistler Book Award. She is a mother of two, wife of one, and a debut novelist who enjoys skiing, running, and creating stories that make her browser search history highly suspicious. Amber lives in the mountains in a small West Coast town.

You can interact with Amber Cowie on her website – www.ambercowie.com,  and on TwitterFacebookGoodreads and Amazon






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