“Fast-moving and twisty . . . delivers one electric jolt after another.”J.D. Rhoades, author of Breaking Cover and The Devil’s Right Hand“The characters are complex and winning, the plot tight, and especiallyrewarding, the writing itself isMore“Fast-moving and twisty . . . delivers one electric jolt after another.”J.D. Rhoades, author of Breaking Cover and The Devil’s Right Hand“The characters are complex and winning, the plot tight, and especiallyrewarding, the writing itself is excellent.”Kristy Kiernan, author of Matters of Faith and Catching GeniusAs the first and only woman police officer in the fading blue-collar town of Bridgeborough, Karen McCarthy knows she has a lot to prove – to her fellow cops and, even more dauntingly, to herself.So when she bungles a chance to arrest the number-one suspect in a cop-killing incident, Karen throws herself into the investigation in any way she can manage.
Trouble is, the more she learns about the case, the less clear-cut everything seems to be. There is also a cabal of corrupt officers within the force to reckon with, and when Karen comes face-to-face with the killer himself, an already difficult case turns into a threat to her life as well as her police career.Author and journalist Steven Hart is the author of The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America’s First Superhighway (The New Press, 2007), a widely praised work of narrative history.
Now he turns his hand to crime fiction for his first novel.Already praised by top-notch novelists as a bold new thriller, Steven Hart’s We All Fall Down offers a realistically drawn woman cop who’s neither an adorable ditz nor a fantasy superheroine. Karen McCarthy is a very tough, highly vulnerable woman who is still learning to deal with her demons.
For her, every victory is hard-won, and carries a personal cost.