A heart-stopping and addictive new psychological thriller – open to users in the UK and Ireland.

Surviving the plane crash is only the beginning for Allison. 

The life that she’s built for herself – her perfect fiancé, their world of luxury – has disappeared in the blink of an eye. Now she must run, not only to escape the dark secrets in her past, but to outwit the man who is stalking her every move. 

On the other side of the country, Allison’s mother is told that her daughter is dead. Maggie refuses to accept this and sets out to discover the truth. 

Mother and daughter must fight – for survival and to find their way through a dark web of lies and back to one another, before it’s too late…

‘Exactly what a great thriller should be’ – Renee Knight, bestselling author of Disclaimer 

‘Taut and compelling’ – Jenny Quintana, bestselling author of The Missing Girl

About the author

Jessica Barry is a pseudonym for an American author who has lived and worked in London for the past fifteen years. Freefall, her debut thriller, has sold in more than seventeen territories around the world and has also secured a major Hollywood film deal.

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Why We Like It

  • ‘A scintillating thriller that breathes life into every word’ – Independent
  • ‘A daring tightrope walk of a novel. Exhilarating, emotional – a thriller charged with genuine depth and raw power’ – A. J. Finn (author of The Woman In The Window )
  • ‘Never lets up’  – Karin Slaughter
  • ‘Heartstoppingly thrilling’ – Clare Mackintosh
  • ‘Wow. I barely drew breath’ – Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request 

Jessica Barry is a pseudonym for an American author who grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and was raised on a steady diet of library books and PBS. She attended Boston University, where she majored in English and Art History, before moving to London in 2004 to pursue an MA from University College London. She lives with her husband, Simon, and their two cats, Roger Livesey and BoJack Horseman.

How it works

The book will be delivered in 10 instalments (or staves), one every day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.

We believe that shared reading leads to new ideas and connections. That’s why we have a dynamic commenting system which allows in-text discussion between our readers. Post a comment and all your fellow readers will be able to respond. You can also choose to receive notifications (customise them here) when someone responds to your comment, or, additionally, whenever a comment is left in the book.

As you read you will see round purple icons at the edge of certain paragraphs – tap on these to reveal behind-the-scenes extra content!

Links will be included at the end of the final stave which will allow you to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. The full book will be available on your Pigeonhole bookshelf for one month for you to read at your leisure. 

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