THE FALLOUT by Rebecca Thornton

Full of secrets and rumours, the page-turner to get everyone talking in 2019



THE FALLOUT will be huge . . .

When Liza’s little boy has an accident at the local health club, it’s all anyone can talk about.

Was nobody watching him?
Where was his mother?
Who’s to blame?

The rumours, the finger-pointing, the whispers – they’re everywhere. And Liza’s best friend, Sarah, desperately needs it to stop.

Because Sarah was there when it happened. It was all her fault. And if she’s caught out on the lie, everything will fall apart . . .


This is a brilliantly written book which had me gripped and one I would normally have binged on and read in a single day however I was reading this on ThePigeonhole app which meant that I was only permitted access to one instalment per day over ten days. That was hard!

The author has expertly given us a story told from various perspectives, including twitter and WhatsApp messages. It is an interesting insight into motherhood, secrets, relationships, friendship and shows we never know what is really going on behind closed doors. What starts as a small lie leads the reader on an emotional rollercoaster with unexpected twists and turns.

I would happily recommend this and I will be reading it again – in one sitting – just to see what I missed the first time around as there is honestly so much going on in this book I am sure it deserves to be read more than once!

My sincere thanks to HARPER COLLINS and THE PIGEONHOLE for the opportunity to read and review ‘The Fallout’ by Rebecca Thornton. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway. All my reviews can be found on my blog momobookdiary . com


  • TITLE: The Fallout
  • AUTHOR: Rebecca Thornton
  • PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
  • PUBLICATION DATE: (ebook) 5 December 2019 (paperback) 2 April 2020
  • OBTAINED: ThePigeonhole



Rebecca Thornton is an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She lives in London with her husband and two sons – The Fallout is her second novel. 



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