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The Fall of Never

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  96 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Kelly Rich, long estranged from her family, is forced to return home when her sister is involved in a mysterious accident. After years of suppressing the events that drove her away she must struggle to unlock the mystery of her past in order to save her sister. But nothing is as it seems in the foreboding Spires, her ancestral home, where cold hearts rule the hearth and ...more
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Raw Dog Screaming Press (first published October 1st 2004)
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Jun 20, 2015 Marie rated it it was amazing
I dont give out spoilers, but if the book is good in my opinion, I will comment on it. I wanted to give myself time when I finished this book, because I was sad that it was over. A book that leaves you wanting to know more, or has you rushing to break from work to read a chapter, is a good book. This book hooked me right at the beginning. I wanted to know what was wrong with Kelly more than she did. Mr. Malfi you strung me along and took me on ride, and for that I thank you. I look forward to ...more
Christian Orton
Nov 05, 2016 Christian Orton rated it it was amazing
I've read all of Malfi's books now. After reading the blurb, this was probably the least excited I had been to read one of his books. But as a completest, I had to. And I was totally blown away. Probably second only to "December Park", this is Malfi at his best. This story really has a late 70s feel to it, think Michael McDowell or William Peter Blatty. Really strong visuals with well-defined characters. I loved this book so much.
Nov 22, 2016 Springsteensstarlet rated it liked it
Being a newer fan of Ronald Malfi's books, I am shooting through them like wildfire. This is the third that I've read and my least favorite. It had a few twists and spooks, but a lot of parts were very slow and hard to get through. Kelly's character was bland and repetitive. Actually, the whole book was repetitive. I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over, just with a few minor details tweaked. It was definitely an interesting concept, but I did not find that the characters were ...more
Apr 22, 2014 Kerstin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kelly Rich, die sich von ihrer Familie abgewandt hat, muss nach Hause zurückkehren, als ihre Schwester in einen mysteriösen Unfall verwickelt wird. Nach jahrelanger Verdrängung der Ereignisse, die sie zur Flucht bewogen, taucht sie ein in die Traumwelt ihrer Kindheit, denn nur so kann sie das Geheimnis ihrer Vergangenheit lüften und ihre Schwester retten. Aber in der unheimlichen Ortschaft Spires, ihrer einstigen Heimat, herrschen kalte Herzen, lauern im Wald tödliche Geheimniss
Aug 17, 2016 Ava rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As usual, Malfi doesn't disappoint. These days, it takes me a century and a half to get through books because of an over-packed scheduled, but I don't regret putting my hours into Malfi's wonderful tale of creepy crawlers. Though lagging in several places, the overall execution was supremely well done. His storytelling was, like in all of the other stories I've read that he's written, haunting to the point where I considered writing fanletters and asking how he came to string together half of ...more
Dieses Buch ist wirklich überraschend anders. Sowohl Klappentext als auch der Titel selbst lassen kaum erahnen, auf was man sich bei diesem Buch einlässt. Und auch selbst während dem Lesen kommt man dem nur sehr langsam und in winzig kleinen Schritten auf die Schliche.
In Kellys Leben und auch im Leben von Personen in ihrem Umfeld geschehen merkwürdige Dinge, die sich weder die Charaktere noch der Leser selbst erklären kann.
Noch nie hat mich ein Buch so extrem neugierig auf dessen Hintergründe un
Kimberly van Pinxteren
Sep 26, 2016 Kimberly van Pinxteren rated it really liked it
Brilliant and original 'fairytale' by Ronald Malfi, completely different to the other books I have read by him. This book read like watching a movie (why hasn't this been adapted to the big screen yet?), it truly is a movie waiting to happen. The Simple Simon character was fabulous, more of this please!
Jan 24, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Sweet Mercy! Now that’s what I’m talking about! Malfi keeps you glued to the book. Be it from terror or your own morbid curiosity, you’ll find yourself unable to put it down. In other words, he’ll own you!

The plot is intoxicating, mesmerizing, and compulsively precise. Tying into the main, the subplot is just as equally engrossing and clever. The most scintillating aspect of the story is that although you can see that something evil is on its way with astounding velocity and inevitability, a pa
Glenn Rolfe
Apr 05, 2013 Glenn Rolfe rated it liked it
I'm a sucker for Malfi. His writing is top notch. I really, really enjoyed a lot of this book (it's a re-issue of one of his earlier efforts), but there were a few bits that I could have done without. That said, I still enjoyed it and found myself pacing the room with my eyes glued to the pages at the end. If you're a Malfite, I have no doubt you'll eat this up!
Jan 08, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: horror and thriller readers
a gripping tale of lost memories. The past comes back to haunt these characters, literally. Malfi knows how to create suspense and keep you reading and he knows how to deliver a satisfying ending. This is a fun and compelling read.

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Nov 05, 2016 Conny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm so sorry, but I have to give this book only one star.
I've been reading a whole week, and the book just could not do it for me.
I love Floating Staircase and Snow even more, so I am very sad now that this book did not work for me ... sorry Mister Malfi
Jun 14, 2011 Stefanie rated it liked it
Not so sure about that one. The dark atmosphere was intriguing but I hate to be left with loose ends. So my overall feeling about the book is so-so.
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Ronald Malfi is an award-winning author of many novels and novellas in the horror, mystery, and thriller categories from various publishers, including Little Girls, this summer’s 2015 release from Kensington.

In 2009, his crime drama, Shamrock Alley, won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery novel, Floating Staircase, was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awa
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