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We All Fall Down

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  692 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews
Hayden Duke is a young man on the fast track. He’s just signed on with Marin Design Engineering to work on a very high-level government project. But just before Hayden started, one of MDE’s employees committed suicide. And he’s not the only one. Is it the pressure? Or is there some other connection? Has Hayden Duke just put himself on the fact track to an early death?
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Leisure Books
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Jan 31, 2011 Cindy-lee rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, from start to finish! It is fast paced, suspenseful, and the truest definition of thriller there is! If you haven't acquainted yourself with the great works of this fabulous writer, you are sorely missing out! The plot of this book is so full of twists and turns, and the main characters are so full of depth, and so believable, you will not regret one minute you spend on their journey to the exciting end. If you like the feeling of constantly thinking,how is he going to get out ...more
Jun 23, 2008 Patricia rated it it was amazing

Suicide is something that is difficult for anyone to accept whether you are talking about a suicide of a friend or one that you just read about in the paper. Suicide is a subject that will begin to haunt Hayden Duke. The reader will become immersed in the story of a single suicide beginning at page one and will be fascinated until Hayden finds the secret.

Hayden is a design engineering contractor and is seeking a job with Marin Design Engineering. Hayden is under contract to another company but S
Debie Orrell
Sep 10, 2011 Debie Orrell rated it it was amazing
This book keeps you on the edge of your seat, intense, mystery thriller. Hayden is called into help complete a project by an old friend. He ends up saving the lives of many around him due to this project. Great book.
Jul 30, 2008 Backroadcat rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves edge of their seats thillers.
Simon Wood does it again with another great book. We all fall down is full of excitement and suspense, you feel like your the characters. If you have never read any of Simon's book get off your butts and go to your local bookstore or grocery store and buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Aug 10, 2011 Wendy added it
Finally finished it! It was quite good. A good mystery
Nancy Silk
Aug 14, 2014 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing
"Wow, This Thriller Is The Most Awesome I've Read This Year!"

I believe this is the first book I've read written by a fantastic author, Simon Wood. It has driven me to want to read all his books. In this story, it opens with four street-wise kids high-jacking a BMW 530. The skilled thief, a kid called Vee8, is at the wheel, Donkey in the passenger seat, and D.J. and Trey in the rear seats. Vee8 has been stealing cars for the past four years, he's 18 years old, and has swiped over 300 autos in the
Gloria Feit
Nov 11, 2012 Gloria Feit rated it really liked it
One innocent meaning of the term 'terminated' has to do with losing one's job; as we all know, there is another more ominous one. Those two very different definitions become intertwined as a workplace decision becomes life-threatening in this fast-paced tale of suspense by Simon Wood, who has already shown that he is a master of the genre.

Gwen Farris could have had no idea that her critical performance evaluation of Stephen Tarbell would have the effect it did. Not that poor evaluations are ever
Sep 15, 2016 Connie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read, but slightly protracted

This was an engaging story pretty much from the start. The book kept me reading, but I think it went on a bit too long. I know about "when it rains, it pours ", but these characters and this author abused that phrase.
May 27, 2009 Mark rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
Hayden Duke picks up a dream contracting job from his old college room-mate Shane. Unfortunately, Marin Design Engineering is engaged in a sinister project, that leads Shane to commit suicide - an act followed by a fatal arson attack on the company headquarters which leaves Duke the only living employee. Teaming up with Rebecca, Shane’s sister and a sympathetic cop, Santiago, Duke must discover what’s behind the project before he gets killed. With a striking opening (car thieves and a suicide-by ...more
Kathleen Hagen
Dec 31, 2012 Kathleen Hagen rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012-audio-books
We All Fall Down, by Simon Wood, a-minus, Narrated by James Langton, Produced by Brilliance Audio, downloaded from

Hayden Duke takes a short-term job as an engineer writing plans for a device. It’s a friend offered by a former buddy from college. He’s a little squeamish because the friend tells him that the job exists because the previous employee committed suicide. Then, about a week later, his friend sends him an email with an attachment. He says not to open the attachment but to s
Sheila Beaumont
This is a true thriller, a suspenseful, fast-paced, action-filled tale with earthshaking consequences at stake. The story involves a young man, Hayden Duke, who has hired on as a contractor for a government project at Marin Design Engineering; some mysterious apparent suicides of some of the firm's employees; a disastrous, fatal arson fire at MDE headquarters; and the efforts of Hayden and Rebecca, sister of one of the purported suicides, to find out exactly what's behind all these deaths and to ...more
Aug 29, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lisa by: From the DL list
This was an engaging, thought provoking book. Plus I really liked it! ;-) It made me start looking at all the things I see in the paper in a whole different light. Yikes! I read this pretty much in one sitting. Well, I stayed up all night. It was scary enough to be right out of today's news, and realistic enough that you know it's probably happened somewhere, somehow. I recommend this to anyone that wants a fast moving story with a lot of tension in it. It's great!

P.S. Besides, the author is a v
Sep 14, 2011 Channelle rated it really liked it
This book was amazing! From the very first page with the car chase that ends up in a suicide until the very end, you're constantly guessing at who the culprit is that's killing all the employees of the company. This book is full of excitement. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because it dragged on for a short while about two thirds through. Other than that, this is the best book I've ever stumbled into.
Nov 15, 2013 Lori rated it it was ok
I don't typically enjoy books where the protagonists are ordinary people fighting international terrorists and winning. This book had that, plus the protagonists continually repeating their mistakes and still getting out alive. However, dozens of other people were killed. I found myself routing for the bad guys.
Kathy LeJeune
Apr 21, 2010 Kathy LeJeune rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent read, my favorite Simon Woods novel. Action packed, nailbiter and edge of the seat until the last page. Maybe I have not read enough of his books to figure out how things go, at this point I am amazed at the outcome. He throws in some dynamic twist and turns. I am going to read all of his books.
Pamela Huffman
Jun 08, 2015 Pamela Huffman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dream side job

Want the extra money with a side job and then it turns your life upside down. Be careful what you wish for!
Jan 23, 2012 Colette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook-books
exciting, thrilling, "what next" sort of book but I was a little disappointed in what I believe to be an unrealistic ending.....
Jul 16, 2014 Milissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

I thought this was a great book. It was suspenseful and had a great plot. I am presently trying to read all books by this author.
Lena Jo
I LOVE Simon Wood. When you read the end of his books you slap your head and go, "what did I miss?"
John Bohnert
Sep 15, 2014 John Bohnert rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-name-in-books
Simon made me a character in this book. I'm thrilled that he did this.
Rosanne Limoncelli
Jul 09, 2011 Rosanne Limoncelli rated it liked it
What a fun read! So many twists and turns, and plenty of action!
Laura Green
Aug 09, 2011 Laura Green rated it really liked it
Good read....I'm anxious to read another one of his books.
Aug 15, 2011 Angie rated it liked it
Waiting for everyone else to read it so we can talk about it! :)
Mücahit Can
Jun 05, 2011 Mücahit Can rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, thriller
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Nancy Houston Fields
Aug 10, 2011 Nancy Houston Fields rated it it was amazing
Sweaty palms, edge of my seat thriller. Great story!
Shirin Afrasiabi
Mar 21, 2012 Shirin Afrasiabi rated it really liked it
easy and fun read
Jun 29, 2013 Mark rated it really liked it
Quick read, good plot, well written.
Sharon Coromilas
Sep 13, 2012 Sharon Coromilas rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it..suspenseful right from the start to finish.
Feb 22, 2017 Sarah rated it liked it
Easy read
John Marsh
Sep 28, 2015 John Marsh rated it really liked it
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Simon Wood is a California transplant from England. He's an ex-competitive racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. Their lives are dominated by a longhaired dachshund and five cats. In the last ten years, he's had over 150 stories and articles published. His stories have been included in “Best of” anthologies and h ...more
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