Falling

Falling

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Baker & Taylor
FBI profiler Kelly Feinman struggles with her latest case, the kidnapping of an infant, while dealing with her own husband's leaving with their daughter, and tracks the kidnapper, Matt Connor, who has stolen the baby to seek revenge on his girlfriend.

McMillan Palgrave
In Falling, Christopher Pike explores the depth and breadth of human emotion through two brilliantly etched characters: Kelly Feinman, who pays a terrible price to understand the nature of true evil; and Matt Connor, a classic anti-hero who captures the reader's sympathy.

Kelly Feinman: Once a brilliant FBI profiler and field agent, Kelly went rogue on her last case, hunting the serial killer known as the Acid Man. Now, still recovering from the madman's brutal assault, regarded by her fellow agents as a weak link, Kelly struggles to find her footing on a new case: the kidnapping of an infant, Jimmy Techer. Making matters worse, Kelly's husband has taken their daughter and left. Kelly fears she cannot even trust her own instincts.

Matt Connor: Deeply in love with his girlfriend, Matt is devastated when Amy leaves him for another man. He plots a diabolical revenge that begins with his apparent death. By the time Matt is through, Amy--Jimmy's mother--will know the intensity of Matt's pain, because it will have become her own. And Matt…Matt will pass through the fires of hell and, in the eyes of baby Jimmy, will recover his soul.

Matt Connor is a kidnapper. Kelly Feinman is the agent on his trail. They should be enemies. Instead, they become friends, and together, they help each other become whole.


Holtzbrinck
In Falling, Christopher Pike explores the depth and breadth of human emotion through two brilliantly etched characters: Kelly Feinman, who pays a terrible price to understand the nature of true evil; and Matt Connor, a classic anti-hero who captures the reader’s sympathy.
 
Kelly Feinman:  Once a brilliant FBI profiler and field agent, Kelly went rogue on her last case, hunting the serial killer known as the Acid Man.  Now, still recovering from the madman’s brutal assault, regarded by her fellow agents as a weak link, Kelly struggles to find her footing on a new case: the kidnapping of an infant, Jimmy Techer.  Making matters worse, Kelly’s husband has taken their daughter and left.  Kelly fears she cannot even trust her own instincts.
 
Matt Connor:  Deeply in love with his girlfriend, Matt is devastated when Amy leaves him for another man.  He plots a diabolical revenge that begins with his apparent death.  By the time Matt is through, Amy—Jimmy’s mother—will know the intensity of Matt’s pain, because it will have become her own.  And Matt…Matt will pass through the fires of hell and, in the eyes of baby Jimmy, will recover his soul.
 
Matt Connor is a kidnapper.  Kelly Feinman is the agent on his trail.  They should be enemies.  Instead, they become friends, and together, they help each other become whole. 


Blackwell North Amer
Love hurts. FBI agent Kelly Feinman knows this is true. While she is recovering from an attack by a serial killer called the "Acid Man," her husband leaves her. Physically and emotionally scarred by the murderer, Kelly feels she will never be the same. She is cut off not only from her husband and child, but also From her fellow FBI agents, who see her as a rogue for going after the Acid Man alone.
Love is hell. Matt Connor knows this is true. His love for his girlfriend, Amy, is so intense that he feels he is in heaven when he is with her. When Amy leaves him for another man. Matt is shattered. In agony, he plans a diabolical scheme that first calls for him to disappear from the face of the earth. His revenge will make Amy wish she had never been born.
Love can heal. Matt's act of vengeance puts him in charge of Amy's infant son. He discovers a soothing warmth in Jimmy's eyes that makes him wonder if Amy's betrayal truly merited wrecking the child's life. Yet Matt's heart cannot be made whole until he has won Amy back.
Kelly cannot be made whole until she understands the depth of evil that lurks behind the Acid Man. Ironically, to rid herself and the world of her nemesis, she must seek out Matt Connor, a wanted man she has been ordered to bring to justice.
In Falling, Christopher Pike explores the depth and breadth of human emotion through two characters: Kelly Feinman, who pays a terrible price to understand the nature of true evil, and Matt Connor, a classic antihero who captures the reader's sympathy. The reader is drawn deeply into the hearts and minds of these two people, who almost against our will force us to face our deepest fears.

Baker
& Taylor

Still recovering from a brutal attack by the serial killer called the Acid Man, FBI profiler Kelly Feinman struggles to work her latest case, the kidnapping of an infant, while dealing with her own husband's leaving with their daughter, and tracks the kidnapper, Matt Connor, who has stolen the baby to seek revenge on his girlfriend, who has left him for another man. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317186
0765317184
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 25 cm

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Celindia
Oct 15, 2014

The description of this book tells the whole story of what happens. You wouldn't know a lot of this until half way through the book! Despite the spoilers in the description, the book is very good. One of my favorite Christopher Pike novels. I've read it multiple times!

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ABenoit
Jun 11, 2014

Ok, if the first page starts out with a man telling us how he's going to commit suicide, i'm done. Enough said.

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lisahiggs
Jan 30, 2011

With Christopher Pike's trademark intense readability, Falling is the tasty, tasty junk food in the world of literary buffets. And, like junk food, it feels so good to devour it, you just don't want to stop, until you finally finish at 2am and realize that it probably wasn't worth it. But you're going to do it again next time peanut butter cups are on sale.

What was with Amy? Pike spends the whole novel implying that a truly terrifying empty evil resides within her (another Pike trademark), but by the end the only thing that has actually been said is that she's a golddigger.

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