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Rapid Falls

(2018)
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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?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"In this smart, riveting thriller reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s works, a dark alchemy of family secrets and sibling rivalry spins ever more wildly toward a shocking, diabolical ending. I couldn’t put it down!" - A J Banner

"Rapid Falls flips the script of the family saga of tough love and simmering resentments so hard and fast I think I got vertigo. Dark, delicious, and utterly subversive…I leave you with a warning: this one packs a wallop." - Emily Carpenter

"Amber Cowie conjures up the pressures of living in a small town where everyone thinks they know your business so evocatively that I kept turning round to see who was watching me. A great read." - Imogen Clark

"Blood is thicker than water, but in Rapid Falls, both are fraught with danger. Sibling rivalry, obsessive first love, and a tragedy that haunts a family: the suspense had me hooked, desperate to see what secrets would surface. But that’s the trouble with sisters—how can you hide a dark heart from the person who knows you best?" - Jo Furniss

"Rapid Falls is a deeply seductive psychological thriller about two sisters and the secrets they struggle to keep as their lives—and their lies—begin to unravel." - Sheena Kamal

"Hypnotic and darkly twisted, Rapid Falls is the true definition of a page-turner. It’s so compelling that you will not want to put it down. Cowie’s smart storytelling and mesmerizing prose paints a stunning debut, making it one of my favorite psychological thrillers of the year." - Kerry Lonsdale

"In Rapid Falls, two sisters are haunted by a prom night tragedy. One’s life is spiraling out of control and one seems intact. But appearances can be deceiving. Cowie brings her readers to the edge of a cliff and then dares them to dive off—right into the rough and tumble that is Rapid Falls. Twisty and gripping." - Catherine McKenzie

"Rapid Falls is an ingenious thriller cleverly disguised as a straightforward story about two sisters coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Just when I’d thought I’d figured it out, the novel twisted into something entirely different, leading to an ending worthy of Alfred Hitchcock. You aren’t going to want to miss this remarkable novel." - Karen McQuestion

"In Rapid Falls, everyone is the good guy in their own story. Like a spider spinning a web, Ms. Cowie skillfully takes this notion and elevates it to a fantastically dark and dizzying place. Say goodbye to any preconceived ideas about sisterhood, the power of grudges, or happily ever after, because this book will sweep them away and leave you gasping for more." - Eliza Maxwell

"Years after a tragic car accident, a young woman’s ‘perfect’ life unravels one stunning revelation at a time as the events of that fateful night come back to haunt her. Amber Cowie’s gut-wrenching thriller sends you reeling through drunken bonfires, small-town intrigues, and family secrets as a single betrayal alters the course for everyone involved. A page-turner from start to finish; you can’t look away until the jaw-dropping conclusion." - D M Pulley


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November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rapid Falls
Author(s): Amber Cowie
ISBN: 1-5039-0474-1 / 978-1-5039-0474-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rapid Falls
Author(s): Amber Cowie
ISBN: 1-5039-0386-9 / 978-1-5039-0386-9 (USA edition)
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ISBN: 1-978631-35-9 / 978-1-978631-35-9
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ISBN: 1-978631-36-7 / 978-1-978631-36-6
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December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rapid Falls
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