Stumble & Fall
A Legacy of Silence Novel
by Amy Rivers
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Pub Date 20 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 15 Feb 2023
When uncovering the truth can get you killed, how far will Kate and Tilly go to find justice?
After losing her father, Kate is working on renovating her desert home. Her new psychological counseling practice provides needed income, and a chance for Kate to find out who she can trust by working from the inside. But searching for these answers puts her in danger and the cost of learning the truth may be more than she can bear. Meanwhile, her sister Tilly has moved back to New Mexico. Family tragedy strikes, throwing Tilly into a cycle of self-sabotage that nearly gets her killed.
In this sequel to Complicit, Kate and Tilly struggle with fear and self-doubt while the lives of victims they are helping hang in the balance. Will Kate's determination to save them put more young women in danger? Will Tilly survive her reckless pursuit of justice?
A Note From the Publisher
This is the 2nd book in a series. Advance readers have not had any issues starting with this book. The first book is titled Complicit.
"An often haunting tale of sinister secrets." ~Kirkus Reviews
"Part traditional crime story, part study in trauma recovery, STUMBLE AND FALL satisfies readers at both levels, offering a portrait of humanity at its best and worst." ~IndieReader Review
"This superior thriller finds as much suspense in sisters’ relationships as in their efforts to stop sex traffickers." ~BookLife Reviews, Editor's Pick
"In Stumble and Fall, two sisters attempt to unravel a domestic sex trafficking ring while dealing with past and present life trauma. Rivers weaves in medical details and therapeutic strategies even as she delivers a tense psychological thriller. Gripping!" ~Margaret Mizushima, author of the award winning Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries, including Striking Range
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“Stumble & Fall” is book two in the A Legacy of Silence series. I did not read Complicit before reading this book but was able to catch up quickly!
In this book, family tragedy strikes causing throwing Kate and Tilly back together again. This is an action packed procedural that moves quickly. All of the characters are likeable and help you invest in the plot. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a quick and satisfying read!
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC!
I would call this book is slow burn psychological thriller with an atmospheric twist. There’s a lot of times for an exposition but it’s worth it because it’s absolutely vital to the story. Thriller lovers are going to be so excited by this one.
Kate and Tilly Medina have dealt with more than their fair share of trauma and grief. Now living life without their parents, and trying to bring down a sex trafficking ring, the sisters do their best to support each other, as tragedy strikes again and again.
Stumble and Fall is the second book in the Legacy of Silence series, I read it as a standalone, and still enjoyed it. It was fast paced and so well written. I cannot wait for Amy’s next book!
I honestly didn’t know there was another book to this book. I thought it was just a novel by itself and not a sequel. I’m sorry I couldn’t write a better review for this book. I haven’t read the first book so I’m not going to understand what’s going on in this book. I’m sorry I had no idea
Stumble & Fall – Amy Rivers
Kate Medina is a young psychologist who has returned home to Alamogordo, NM after being raped in her prior position as a prison counselor. Since coming home she’s become very aware of a sex trafficking ring in her hometown, the same one her sister Tilly fell prey to in her teen-age years. Its’ corruption reaches into local law enforcement and beyond, leaving Kate and her boyfriend Roman not knowing who to trust. Dealing with the grief of losing her father, and more determined than ever to bring the towns secrets to light, Kate has purchased a well secured hacienda in the outskirts of town, in hopes of operating a safe house for young women. She is also opening her own private practice in hopes of providing support to those young women in need.
Meanwhile, Kate’s sister Tilly has decided to return home as well, bringing along her companion of two years, Jim. Tilly, despite her trauma as a teenager, has gone on to become a nurse practitioner and a sexual assault nurse examiner, therefore bringing another valuable skill set back to her hometown. As she quickly settles in and starts seeing rape victims, she soon becomes suspicious that her cases may be linked by a single predator, a suspicion that is also shared by the local DA – an individual Tilly can’t quite get a feel for.
Soon, an unexpected tragedy rocks Tilly’s world, she fully immerses herself into her work, and recklessly devises a way to catch a rapist – while Kate is busy making her own waves – settling back into town, making connections with other townspeople - and letting them know that she’s here to stay and won’t back down. As she goes through her parent’s belongings, she makes some strange discoveries, realizing that nothing is at it seems - leaving her wondering if her mother’s death all those years ago was truly an accident - or murder – and wondering if a similar fate will befall her next…
I read the first book of this presumed trilogy on a whim, thanks to Netgalley – and I absolutely loved it! So, when I saw the author’s name come up again – I just had to read it! While easily read as a standalone, the backstory is laid thoroughly in the first novel. There are also several storylines yet to be completed, so now I wait for the next installment. Kate’s character also has plenty of potential for a longer series – and that would be terrific too!
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A very well-written thriller, that, for me, really scored with the great character development. I really grew fond of Kate and Tilly because of how the author portrayed and described them. Even though I didn’t read part one of this series, “Complicit”, I was able to get into this book with much ease.
A very nice read with some heavy topics (check TW’s before reading!). That being said, I really got into this story and wanted to know what was happening throughout it. I’ll definitely pick up the next part, if there’s going to be one!
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