Falls Like Lightning Review

Falls Like Lightning by Shawn Grady is the story of smokejumper Silas Kent and pilot Elle Westmore. Silas is a man who doesn't like to stay put in one place very long. He loves to move around and often this causes strains in his relationships. Years ago, he had dated Elle, only to leave her to move yet again.
Fast forward a few years, Elle is a single mom determined to keep her daughter safe and healthy, and keep her career moving forward. Silas and Elle meet up again, when they are both assigned to combat a massive wildfire in the Sierra Nevadas. The two reconnect, only to be separated by a suspicious plane engine explosion. This sends them both on a dangerous, life threatening journey, complete with wildfires, bad guys, thieves, murder, etc. The question is will they both survive, and will they reconnect this time for good?

Falls Like Lightning has potential, but..... there are several things that I found distracting and detracted from the quality of the story. The story line between Silas and Elle has potential. However, when you add in the story lines of the other characters the story itself becomes jumbled and unfocused. The story line itself, as written while fast paced, is very distracting as it seems to jump around a lot and you are left wondering what just happened in the story. I had a very hard time finishing this book (however, I did). If it was cleaned up a bit, it would be a much better read. Because of this, I would only give it a 2.5 out of 5 stars. The potential is there, but it just isn't my cup of tea.

DISCLOSURE: I was sent a free copy of this book for the purpose of review, by Bethany House Publishers. I am under no obligation to offer a positive review. All opinions expressed here are my own.


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