Fall From Grace by Clyde Phillips

Published May 11, 2022

Fall From Grace by Clyde Phillips

Book info

  • Title Fall From Grace
  • Author Clyde Phillips
  • Year 1998
  • Genre Thriller

Veteran San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never had a problem drawing the line between her personal and professional lives—until the night she meets David Perry after his socialite wife, Jenna, is brutally murdered. The facts are damning: the Perrys were embroiled in a bitter divorce and now David stands to inherit millions in the wake of Jenna’s death. But Jane’s instincts tell her there’s more to this case than just greed and love gone sour. To uncover the truth, she must dig into the sordid secrets of the city’s most powerful families, a quest that will draw her inextricably closer to David and his teenage daughter…and to the cold-blooded killer who’s stalking their every move. But when the case takes a shocking turn, it’s not just Jane’s reputation that’s hanging in the balance—it’s her life.


Loved the style of this. Short, sharp scenes piecing together a crime novel with a new duo of cops at the helm that you can’t help but love. It was very visual, you can tell the author has experience of television, the way it was pieced together. Just small things like focusing on two bit-part characters before the main ones walk in… Anyway, I liked it and the story was good - I did guess the twist, but it unfolded very well with a thrilling ending and hopefully a good lead in to the second book.

Rating: 4 / 5

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