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Złap mnie, nim upadnę

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  2,371 Ratings  ·  141 Reviews
Un mari attentif, un travail passionnant, des amis fidèles : Holly est parfaitement épanouie. Pourtant, des incidents se multiplient au cours desquels la jeune femme montre un tout autre visage. Cassante, parfois violente, infidèle, elle a le chic pour se mettre dans des situations impossibles et faire naître la haine sous ses pas sans même s'en rendre compte. Inquiets pui ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2009 by Świat Książki (first published January 1st 2005)
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Shaambhavi Pathak From my understanding, she had bought two rockets to be set off by the end of the wedding as a surprise to her friend. But something went wrong. She…moreFrom my understanding, she had bought two rockets to be set off by the end of the wedding as a surprise to her friend. But something went wrong. She was able to set one off correctly but the other blew itself. I am not sure about sooty faces. Also, bi-polar disorder is a condition which does not go away. So, while calling her nuts is not something I'd go with but yes, she would have still had the condition, under control if she was taking her medications (which no one can say for sure, since patients often lie) or maybe starting to get out of control. (less)
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Camille
Oct 08, 2010 Camille rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, thriller, british
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Bettie☯
Description: A successful, happily married businesswoman, Holly Krauss is loved and admired by everyone she meets. But that's only one side of Holly: the other takes regular walks on the wild side. When the two sides of Holly's life collide, her world spirals out of control . . .

Sandra Bašić
Ako mislite da je ovo još jedan triler bračnog para Gerrard/French u stilu „Olovnog ponedjeljka“, odmah vas moram razuvjeriti. Onaj prvi je tečno „klizio“ mojim čitalačkim vijugama a ovaj se svako – tol'ko „spotaknuo“ u njima.

Nakon ovog slikovitog prikaza, reći ću vam da je ovdje riječ o psihološkoj drami koju proživljava glavna junakinja Holly Krauss, uspješna poslovna žena koja voli zaružiti nakon posla. Ali, nakon jedne takve pijane noći, budi se u nepoznatom krevetu s nepoznatim muškarcem. S
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Christie
I’m a big fan of Nicci French. (For those of you who don’t know- Nicci French is actually the married couple Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.)

I first discovered them with the book Killing Me Softly, which I absolutely loved. Since then I have read several more of their books, plus two others written by Nicci Gerrard on her own. So - I am a fan. Together as Nicci French, they write a really great sort of psychological fiction- filled with menace and surprises and shadowy figures. Page-turners.

Catch
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Joan
Jun 27, 2015 Joan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one was too creepy. I was riveted, and I read it very quickly, but I can't say I enjoyed it.
Josh
Aug 12, 2015 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, reread, read_2015
Inspired to read a novel that showed the reader multiple perspectives, be it either points of view, different timelines, or different stories weaved together to form a broad single narrative after having read PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME HERE, the new Aussie crime novel by Tania Chandler, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL fit the bill, though I didn't delve in without some apprehension.

I recall really liking the first half of this novel only to be let down by the drab second stanza. Not the case this time around.
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Roz Morris
I didn't expect to like this - but I really did. It's tautly plotted, well written and kept me gripped.
There's a prologue which I found was unnecessary and rather abstract, and felt it had probably been put there only to provide a mysterious beginning. A character talks about 'dying twice' and a lot of other stuff that makes no sense because we don't know who she is or what anyone's been doing. It seriously put me off. But once we got into the opening scene, I was quickly hooked. The characters
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Dave Morris
A competent fast-paced thriller with the usual high concept hook and facile TVish feel of the genre - but a cut above most in one respect, at least, which is that the authors did the necessary work so that the plot all fits together and runs smoothly. Look at the bit of business with the note at the end - that's the sort of story component that good writing demands, but that the reader probably doesn't even notice.
Francesca
Sep 03, 2013 Francesca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice book, the first I have read from this author and I absolutely loved the relationship between Holly and Meg. Meg definitely knows what being a friend means. I also enjoyed the two different point of views in the two parts of it. Worth reading it and sooner or later I will read more from this author.
Natalia
Oct 02, 2016 Natalia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A friend of mine recommended this to me. Knowing her taste I was eager to read it as her recommendations have never disappointed. However this one was a tad too boring for my taste. I didn't relate to or like any of the characters and I didn't have the feeling anything really happened. Definitely not a page-turner for me. Not bad, just not my style.
Kaethe
Good grasp of bipolar disorder, as well as an interesting suspense novel.
Tracy Quarrell
Oct 03, 2015 Tracy Quarrell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic study of bi polar disorder as well as a good suspenseful read. Read in a day and well recommended.
Vishy
Sep 30, 2013 Vishy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first saw a Nicci French book at the bookshop a few years back. I can’t remember which book it was. What I remember was that when I read the plot summary on the back cover, I found it quite gripping and I wanted to read the book. For some reason I didn’t get the book, but I made a mental note to read a Nicci French book when I was in the mood for a gripping thriller. Sometime back I was in a book sale and out of the rows and rows of books, out popped a Nicci French book trying to catch my atte ...more
Libby Andrews
Jan 15, 2017 Libby Andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gripping story about Holly Kraus, a wild successful business woman who shows no fear and parties hard.. or does she? The story starts out as Holly's version of events, but as the plot thickens her best friend and business partner tells the story. The reader is kept guessing right up until the last 40 pages when the plot is revealed. Well written and a real page turner.
Rachel
Mar 14, 2017 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jiann Haur Chok
Jul 14, 2015 Jiann Haur Chok rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story starts with a main character who seems not to win the sympathy or compassion from its readers. The turbulent life of the main character is living can be categorized as rampaging through life. As the story progresses, life of people surrounding the main character is affected greatly in a negative way.

The roller-coaster continue on a highway to hell for the main character as well as for the people around her. It is definitely pushing them away and far up to the wall. It is definitely int
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Shaambhavi Pathak
Feb 10, 2016 Shaambhavi Pathak rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shaambhavi by: Saurabh Mishra
"After that, there are things I remember and don’t remember at the same time, like something happening to someone else, in a film or in a dream you know you’re having but can’t wake up from. Or, rather, it was like something happening to me, but I was someone else."

This book was recommended by a friend, my first Nicci French . The book talks about a businesswoman Holly Krauss and her family and friends in her life. The book is divided into two parts - Dying Once, which takes up majority
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Teresa
Nov 27, 2013 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The blurb on the cover of this book led me to think it was a murder mystery but this novel is far from being that but it is interesting and enjoyable.

Where is the line that defines the difference between spontaneity, impulsiveness and mania. When the main character is first met she has just crossed that line although neither we, the reader, nor she recognise it at the time. Holly has always been the life and soul of the party, the person who lights up the room when entering, the one with wild id
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Thom Swennes
Holly Krauss’s life is a calamity. She is having a mid-life crisis and hasn’t even reached mid life. A one night stand that is better forgotten grows ominously and portentously out of proportion and soon threatens her already precarious life. The life of newly marital bliss is threatened for what she considers an aberration, never to be repeated. Holly, normally a cool, assertive and active business woman is suddenly faced with the helpless horrors of being stalked and threatened by an act she h ...more
Latkins
*There are some spoilers in this review*
I like Nicci French a lot, and have read most of their books now. I've been going back and finding their old ones to read, as I missed most of them when they came out. However, I think that this one didn't quite come up to their usual standard. It's not really a crime novel, for a start. There is some violence and bad behaviour throughout the book, as the main character has bipolar disorder and her life gets out of control when she's on a high. She gets in
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Els
Jan 09, 2017 Els rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mijn tweede Nicci French en ze zeggen vaak 'nooit twee zonder drie' maar dit zal hier niet van toepassing zijn. Het vorige dat ik las van hen deed me voortdurend twijfelen. Ja, ik vind het goed. Nee, ik vind het niet goed. Ik haat dat. Maar omdat je op een been niet kunt staan (misschien had ik een verkeerd boek uitgekozen, besloot ik om hen nog een kans te geven. Hoewel de korte inhoud veelbelovend leek, was ik diep teleurgesteld in de inhoud zelf. Veeeeel te traag en dus saai. Ik moest er mij ...more
Laura Crosse
Well I was a tad surprised with this book. I read Losing You by Nicci French previously and enjoyed it immensely but this was a totally different reading experience.

The beginning starts off well its very fast-moving and exciting but then as the main character Holly slowly starts to go insane the book gets a little harder to read. As you're seeing everything from her point of view in the first half its hard to disengage yourself from that in the second half when we see it from the point of view
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Christine Blachford
This is the story of two deaths, or near-deaths, told in two distinct parts by two narrators. It follows the story of Holly, a girl who seemingly has it all but finds her life crumbling around her as she falls ill and subsequently tries to kill herself. The second part of the story follows Holly's best friend as she tries to pick up the pieces.

It's an interesting one, this. It's a difficult story to read, especially the first half, because you know that everything is going wrong and you have an
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Charue Adèle
Jan 14, 2016 Charue Adèle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Noha
Aug 23, 2013 Noha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a damn shame! This book was actually going really fucking good. I could relate to Holly, the main character, (and I think, even with no mental illness, one is bound to relate at one level or another). I think it illustrated bipolar illness wonderfully. It was well-written and such a page-turner and kept reminding me of Marya Hornbacher's autobiographies (specially Madness)...and then it shifted to Meg's point of view and turned into this ridiculous, totally forced and shamelessly cheesy cri ...more
Sharon
Jan 16, 2014 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
A bit of a mixed book is Nicci French's Catch Me When I Fall. I thought it was going to be a crime/thriller from the cover blurb but it mostly describes character Holly Krauss' manic depressive spiral - and i must say these parts were written extremely well, you can really feel the manic behaviour and thoughts going on with her. Then three quarters through the book the story suddenly is being told from her best friend Meg's point of view and that's when the 'thriller' part kicks in although it w ...more
Martin
Jun 03, 2013 Martin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my second read of Nicci French. Although they have a big name, I mus say I'm not really impressed. For me, this one is almost like a copy of the previous one I read. I guess that is just their style, but if they don't get any further then this, I don't think it's for me. Again it is about a woman with mental problems. Again you keep on wondering till the last page, who is crazy and who is not. So, yes I enjoyed reading it till the last page and yes, I will give them one more try, but if ...more
Rebecca Haslam
Jul 10, 2011 Rebecca Haslam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been a fan of Nicci French for some time and overall this book maintained the authors high standards.
This book gives a very good insight into what its like to lead a crazy lifestyle, in many different terms of the word and the impacts that those around you can have upon daily or regular events.
I will openly admit that as someone who is having difficult times right now, particularly with those close to me and professionally, I could empathise almost with some of Holly's struggles, and I be
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Wendy
Feb 01, 2017 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Al van de eerste bladzijde na de proloog (waarvan het nut me niet echt duidelijk is) had ik eigenlijk een hekel aan het hoofdpersonage. Holly is iemand die heel impulsief ondoordachte beslissingen neemt, en daardoor niet alleen haar eigen leven overhoop haalt, maar ook dat van de mensen rondom haar. Er blijkt uiteindelijk wel een verklaring voor haar gedrag te zijn, wat het wel wat goedpraat.
En gelukkig is er haar (te) goede vriendin Meg, die Holly's leven én deels ook het boek redt (ook aangez
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Julia
Jul 15, 2013 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I've been a Nicci French fan for years and even my lesser favorites I have still loved but this one was a huge disappointment. Through the whole book I had to convince myself to keep reading. I kept waiting for something to happen. Every so often, when it seemed to start picking up, by the next chapter it was slow again. I felt enticed by the illusion of a grand event that never occurred. There was nothing to figure out, no suspense, just the long drawn out meanderings of a woman ruining her lif ...more
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Note: (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French also write separately.)

Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire. After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield. In that same year she married journalist Colin Hughes.

In the early eighties she taught English Literature
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