Catch Me When I Fall

Catch Me When I Fall

Nicci French / Sep 21, 2019

Catch Me When I Fall Holly Krauss lives life in the fast lane A successful young businesswoman with a stable home life she is loved and admired by all who meet her But that s only one side of Holly The other sees her tak

  • Title: Catch Me When I Fall
  • Author: Nicci French
  • ISBN: 9780718145217
  • Page: 106
  • Format: None
  • Holly Krauss lives life in the fast lane A successful young businesswoman with a stable home life, she is loved and admired by all who meet her.But that s only one side of Holly The other sees her take regular walks on the wild side where she makes ever reckless mistakes.And when those mistakes start mounting up, the two sides of Holly blur together and her life qHolly Krauss lives life in the fast lane A successful young businesswoman with a stable home life, she is loved and admired by all who meet her.But that s only one side of Holly The other sees her take regular walks on the wild side where she makes ever reckless mistakes.And when those mistakes start mounting up, the two sides of Holly blur together and her life quickly spirals out of control She thinks she s being stalked, someone is demanding money from her threats lurk around every corner and those closest to Holly are running out of patience.But is she alone responsible for what s happening Are her fears just the paranoia of an illness or intimations of very real danger And if she can no longer rely on her own judgement, who can she trust to catch her when she falls

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      • Nicci French

        Note Nicci Gerrard and Sean French also write separately Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield In that same year she married journalist Colin Hughes.In the early eighties she taught English Literature in Sheffield, London and Los Angeles, but moved into publishing in 1985 with the launch of Women s Review, a magazine for women on art, literature and female issues.In 1987 Nicci had a son, Edgar, followed by a daughter, Anna, in 1988, but a year later her marriage to Colin Hughes broke down.In 1989 she became acting literary editor at the New Statesman, before moving to the Observer, where she was deputy literary editor for five years, and then a feature writer and executive editor.It was while she was at the New Statesman that she met Sean French.Sean French was born in May 1959 in Bristol, to a British father and Swedish mother He too studied English Literature at Oxford University at the same time as Nicci, also graduating with a first class degree, but their paths didn t cross until 1990 In 1981 he won Vogue magazine s Writing Talent Contest, and from 1981 to 1986 he was their theatre critic During that time he also worked at the Sunday Times as deputy literary editor and television critic, and was the film critic for Marie Claire and deputy editor of New Society.Sean and Nicci were married in Hackney in October 1990 Their daughters, Hadley and Molly, were born in 1991 and 1993.By the mid nineties Sean had had two novels published, The Imaginary Monkey and The Dreamer of Dreams, as well as numerous non fiction books, including biographies of Jane Fonda and Brigitte Bardot.In 1995 Nicci and Sean began work on their first joint novel and adopted the pseudonym of Nicci French The Memory Game was published to great acclaim in 1997 followed by The Safe House 1998 , Killing Me Softly 1999 , Beneath the Skin 2000 , The Red Room 2001 , Land of the Living 2002 , Secret Smile 2003 , Catch Me When I Fall 2005 , Losing You 2006 and Until It s Over 2008 Their latest novel together is What To Do When Someone Dies 2009.Nicci and Sean also continue to write separately Nicci still works as a journalist for the Observer, covering high profile trials including those of Fred and Rose West, and Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr Novels include Things We Knew Were True 2003 , Solace 2005 and The Moment You Were Gone 2007 Sean s last novel is Start From Here 2004.


    685 Comments

    1. It was hard to read this novel because I did not like the main character, but after a while the reader will realize we probably don't like her because she's mentally ill (the reason for her ridiculous decision making) but then the book changes narrators and gives you an completely different feel. I would have to say this novel was an "un-even read" at times I was sucked in but for 70% of the novel I was waiting for it to be over.


    2. Description: A successful, happily married businesswoman, Holly Krauss is loved and admired by everyone she meets. But that's only one side of Holly: the other takes regular walks on the wild side. When the two sides of Holly's life collide, her world spirals out of control . . .


    3. Ako mislite da je ovo još jedan triler bračnog para Gerrard/French u stilu „Olovnog ponedjeljka“, odmah vas moram razuvjeriti. Onaj prvi je tečno „klizio“ mojim čitalačkim vijugama a ovaj se svako – tol'ko „spotaknuo“ u njima.Nakon ovog slikovitog prikaza, reći ću vam da je ovdje riječ o psihološkoj drami koju proživljava glavna junakinja Holly Krauss, uspješna poslovna žena koja voli zaružiti nakon posla. Ali, nakon jedne takve pijane noći, budi se u nepoznatom kreve [...]


    4. Inspired to read a novel that showed the reader multiple perspectives, be it either points of view, different timelines, or different stories weaved together to form a broad single narrative after having read PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME HERE, the new Aussie crime novel by Tania Chandler, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL fit the bill, though I didn't delve in without some apprehension. I recall really liking the first half of this novel only to be let down by the drab second stanza. Not the case this time around. [...]


    5. I’m a big fan of Nicci French. (For those of you who don’t know- Nicci French is actually the married couple Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.)I first discovered them with the book Killing Me Softly, which I absolutely loved. Since then I have read several more of their books, plus two others written by Nicci Gerrard on her own. So - I am a fan. Together as Nicci French, they write a really great sort of psychological fiction- filled with menace and surprises and shadowy figures. Page-turners.C [...]


    6. I didn't expect to like this - but I really did. It's tautly plotted, well written and kept me gripped. There's a prologue which I found was unnecessary and rather abstract, and felt it had probably been put there only to provide a mysterious beginning. A character talks about 'dying twice' and a lot of other stuff that makes no sense because we don't know who she is or what anyone's been doing. It seriously put me off. But once we got into the opening scene, I was quickly hooked. The characters [...]




    7. A fantastic study of bi polar disorder as well as a good suspenseful read. Read in a day and well recommended.


    8. I first saw a Nicci French book at the bookshop a few years back. I can’t remember which book it was. What I remember was that when I read the plot summary on the back cover, I found it quite gripping and I wanted to read the book. For some reason I didn’t get the book, but I made a mental note to read a Nicci French book when I was in the mood for a gripping thriller. Sometime back I was in a book sale and out of the rows and rows of books, out popped a Nicci French book trying to catch my [...]


    9. A competent fast-paced thriller with the usual high concept hook and facile TVish feel of the genre - but a cut above most in one respect, at least, which is that the authors did the necessary work so that the plot all fits together and runs smoothly. Look at the bit of business with the note at the end - that's the sort of story component that good writing demands, but that the reader probably doesn't even notice.


    10. Nice book, the first I have read from this author and I absolutely loved the relationship between Holly and Meg. Meg definitely knows what being a friend means. I also enjoyed the two different point of views in the two parts of it. Worth reading it and sooner or later I will read more from this author.


    11. A friend of mine recommended this to me. Knowing her taste I was eager to read it as her recommendations have never disappointed. However this one was a tad too boring for my taste. I didn't relate to or like any of the characters and I didn't have the feeling anything really happened. Definitely not a page-turner for me. Not bad, just not my style.


    12. The story in brief is simple. Holly is a manic depressive, bipolar disorder and one comment states the symptons are described accrutely (Not made any verification).Holly is an extrovert and in a job she is in many ways suited. A partnership business with her best friend, Meg. in events promotion and organising. They have a growing number of staff and a growing client base.Story starts with life of the party Holly caught in her real one night epic craziness. Irresponsible that had events of voile [...]


    13. Zo blij dat ik binnenkort 'Zondag' E.I.N.D.E.L.I.J.K. kan lezen. Het zevende boek over de psychologe Frieda Klein en alle personages rondom haar Het duo Nicci French heeft al veel thrillers samen geschreven. Ik ben gezond jaloers. Tussendoor lees ik even 3 andere verhalen van hun hand.Schrijversechtpaar Nicci FrenchOne writer. Two minds. Het koppel Nicci Gerard en Sean French pent bestsellers. Miljoenen boeken gaan over de toonbank of reizen virtueel naar de e-reader. Ik kijk zuchtend naar een f [...]


    14. Whoa, what have I just read? Seriously, my mind is a like jumbled zoo of words from a story that started out making no sense. I had no idea where the story was going, no indication of any drama that would occur, and no possible way of knowing anything like THAT ending was going to happen. I'm actually rather speechless. It goes into so much detail about mental health, including the symptoms, that I felt I learn stuff quite new to me also. The characters were phenomenal and really touched me, esp [...]


    15. This book was really hard for me to initially get into, namely because I couldn’t get behind the main character’s behavior. Then it started picking up, and once it became clear she suffered a mental disorder, it was more understandable. The second half is from Meg’s perspective, which sheds a ton of light through the craziness of Holly’s.Overall a good read, and my first from this author.


    16. A gripping story about Holly Kraus, a wild successful business woman who shows no fear and parties hard or does she? The story starts out as Holly's version of events, but as the plot thickens her best friend and business partner tells the story. The reader is kept guessing right up until the last 40 pages when the plot is revealed. Well written and a real page turner.


    17. This was an unusual story. I read it; I was interested, but I did not enjoy this book.I guess it is a sombre story and tell the story of Holly, who is the main character in the first part of the book. The second part of the book, tells the story from the perspective of Meg, who is her best-friend, confidant and work colleague. It gives you some insight into a situation, that many of us may never have to experience with a family member or friend.


    18. DNF: 10%The writhing or more precisely the format is so crowded that you do not know when it is dialogue or narrative so I felt very confused.




    19. So . . . it was okay. I mean, I guess I'm not sure what I was expecting but I was feeling pretty annoyed with Holly, even though I picked up really early on that she had Bipolar Disorder. And it's not that I was annoyed with her for having Bipolar, I just wasn't seeing where the story was going. It felt like maybe it was just supposed to be fiction about what it's like to live with someone with Bipolar. Perhaps because of my field (behavioral health), that is why it didn't really strike a chord [...]


    20. The story starts with a main character who seems not to win the sympathy or compassion from its readers. The turbulent life of the main character is living can be categorized as rampaging through life. As the story progresses, life of people surrounding the main character is affected greatly in a negative way.The roller-coaster continue on a highway to hell for the main character as well as for the people around her. It is definitely pushing them away and far up to the wall. It is definitely int [...]


    21. "After that, there are things I remember and don’t remember at the same time, like something happening to someone else, in a film or in a dream you know you’re having but can’t wake up from. Or, rather, it was like something happening to me, but I was someone else." This book was recommended by a friend, my first Nicci French. The book talks about a businesswomanHolly Kraussand her family and friends in her life. The book is divided into two parts -Dying Once,which takes up majority of the [...]


    22. The blurb on the cover of this book led me to think it was a murder mystery but this novel is far from being that but it is interesting and enjoyable.Where is the line that defines the difference between spontaneity, impulsiveness and mania. When the main character is first met she has just crossed that line although neither we, the reader, nor she recognise it at the time. Holly has always been the life and soul of the party, the person who lights up the room when entering, the one with wild id [...]


    23. Holly Krauss’s life is a calamity. She is having a mid-life crisis and hasn’t even reached mid life. A one night stand that is better forgotten grows ominously and portentously out of proportion and soon threatens her already precarious life. The life of newly marital bliss is threatened for what she considers an aberration, never to be repeated. Holly, normally a cool, assertive and active business woman is suddenly faced with the helpless horrors of being stalked and threatened by an act s [...]


    24. *There are some spoilers in this review*I like Nicci French a lot, and have read most of their books now. I've been going back and finding their old ones to read, as I missed most of them when they came out. However, I think that this one didn't quite come up to their usual standard. It's not really a crime novel, for a start. There is some violence and bad behaviour throughout the book, as the main character has bipolar disorder and her life gets out of control when she's on a high. She gets in [...]


    25. Mijn tweede Nicci French en ze zeggen vaak 'nooit twee zonder drie' maar dit zal hier niet van toepassing zijn. Het vorige dat ik las van hen deed me voortdurend twijfelen. Ja, ik vind het goed. Nee, ik vind het niet goed. Ik haat dat. Maar omdat je op een been niet kunt staan (misschien had ik een verkeerd boek uitgekozen, besloot ik om hen nog een kans te geven. Hoewel de korte inhoud veelbelovend leek, was ik diep teleurgesteld in de inhoud zelf. Veeeeel te traag en dus saai. Ik moest er mij [...]


    26. Well I was a tad surprised with this book. I read Losing You by Nicci French previously and enjoyed it immensely but this was a totally different reading experience. The beginning starts off well its very fast-moving and exciting but then as the main character Holly slowly starts to go insane the book gets a little harder to read. As you're seeing everything from her point of view in the first half its hard to disengage yourself from that in the second half when we see it from the point of view [...]


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