Grace Falco by Chris Niles
Grace Falco was originally published by Pan Publishing in 2006 and I read the paperback copy which I received a second hand from a friend.
I went into this novel with zero expectations, I knew nothing about it and the cover didn’t really strike me enough to make me think I was going to enjoy this novel enough to give it a rating any higher than say a 2 or 2.5.
I was wrong, and that, my chums, is why they say never judge a book by its cover.
This novel is a mix of genres, I wouldn’t really know where to place it in the grand scheme of things but it definitely has elements of mystery and chick lit, it is undoubtedly, a pageturner and I devoured it quickly and with little effort.
Grace Falco is a tacky trophy wife, she seemingly has nothing about her and is judged in much the same way as I judged this book, by our main protagonist, Phillip Ross.
Oh, Phillip – little does he know that there is more than meets the eye to Ms Grace Falco, which he is about to find out following the suicide of his best friend and Grace’s husband- Mitch.
Yep, Phillip falls in love with her – much to the dismay of his girlfriend who then goes out of her way to prove that Grace is not to be trusted by hiring a private investigator.
From here follows a wonderfully crafted and as I say, easily digestable story, with plenty of twists and turns and a cast of characters who are as interesting as they are complex.
I thoroughly enjoyed this short little novel and although it’s nothing groundbreaking, it was definitely unexpected and if you enjoy mysteries, this could be for you.
I gave Grace Falco 3.5 out of 5 stars
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little mini review!
Until next time,