The blurb for Free Fall at Angel Creek by Julie Tizard really caught my interest. The idea of a massive plane crash with the main characters working to solve the mystery of why it crashed is very intriguing. Add in the fact that one of them lost a sister on the plane, and you have instant angst opportunities. With two beautiful women working together, it is easy to incorporate a romance in the tale. Thankfully, this story really worked for me.
The best part of this book is the investigation into the crash. This is probably because the author is an expert in this field, and has done this work in real life. Her descriptions really put you right there with the investigators. She also makes it easy to understand all the technical information involved in the search for answers to what happened. She caught my interest from the start, and I was fascinated with the mystery of the crash.
There are only a couple of weak parts to the story. I had a bit of trouble seeing the chemistry between Detective Dee Rawlings and Dr. River Dawson, and initially had trouble believing the romance between the two, though their connection did get better in the second half of the book. The ending could have used an epilogue. I’m a big enthusiast for epilogues, especially to show the couple still together at the end.
I really enjoyed this novel overall, and have no problems giving this book a good solid 4 stars. I will be looking forward to reading more from this author.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.