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No One Sees Me 'Til I Fall

(Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #2)

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Only the joint forces of science and law enforcement can help when a young woman is found brutally murdered with her identity erased.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Leigh Abbott and forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell come together to solve their second case when the remains of a young woman are found, thrown away like garbage at a local landfill. But what seems straigh
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ebook, 114 pages
Published November 25th 2013 (first published November 1st 2013)
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Diane
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not being a big fan of novellas, this one wasn't bad. It moved along rather quickly, the story line is one that is talked about in the news and for us that live in the so-called western world, a story that is very hard to comprehend let alone condone!

A young girl of Afghan descent has been basically thrown out with the trash, but not before being mutilated/disfigured for bringing "shame" to her family - utter BS.

It takes some read forensic work and detective skills to get to the bottom of this h
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Elvan
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Hard to develop much of a case in a novella but Danna keeps Leigh and Matt hustling to solve this case in a timely fashion. Heavy handed though plausible cultural stereotypes with this victim. While it would be nice to think we are better than some cultures, conservative attitudes are common in our own society.
Jane
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If, like me, you feel the time between 'Dead Without a Stone to Tell It' and 'A Flame in the Wind of Death' is far too long then I recommend you give the e-novella by Jen Danna and Ann Vanderlaan 'No One Sees Me 'Til I Fall' a read.

Only weeks after Trooper Leigh Abbott and forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell (and his merry band of students) finished 'Dead' they are assigned a new case that will leave the team and the reader haunted by an epidemic that is taking place the world over but that few
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Alta G. Holden
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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The book grabs your attention right from the beginning . The detail was gut wrenching and makes shows how cruel humans can be. Excellent read had to read straight through .
Dawn
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Teamwork to solve the Murder mystery

Leigh and Matt team up again when police revive a tip that a body is in the local landfill dump. They need the archeological team to discover how the Vic I'm lived and died. Fun chemistry between Leigh and Matt.
Kathy
The e-book novella between full length books in a series is becoming a popular device for authors to keep readers involved with the series' characters and these novellas can be used to present a new story (in this case mystery), or to expand upon an event that happens or a character mentioned in one of the longer stories. Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan have used this e-book to give the reader another adventure, albeit shorter, with the fascinating characters they've created. The new story novel ...more
Michele
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so yes, absolutely the mystery is meticulously researched and there is this lovely counterpoint of interesting photography techniques and vocabulary used as epigraphs to each chapter. These really are striking in such a short work of fiction. Another point in favor to Danna: she's smart and smart enough to plot a mystery that is...well, mysterious. And finally, yes, the cultural context of the mystery is both beautifully relevant to the crime but also a powerful statement about how well or ...more
Megan
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having just finished ‘Dead, Without a Stone to Tell It’, the debut novel for writing team Danna and Vanderlaan, I was impatient to read their next just-published work, ‘No One Sees Me 'Til I Fall’ and I downloaded it almost immediately. Leigh Abbott and Matt Lowell are already firmly entrenched in my consciousness as characters with depth and appeal, and I was eager to see where these two clever authors would go with them next.

I was catapulted back into their world from the first page; a body is
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Lorraine
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
NO ONE SEES ME 'TIL I FALL is a novella that was written on a whim by the authors to provide a story for their fans to read while they complete their next novel. I think it's great that these two authors have considered the feelings and needs of their fans, and wish that more authors would do this!

The focus of NO ONE SEES ME 'TIL I FALL is the solving of a particular case, a case in which the dead body of a beautiful young girl is found in a landfill. The state trooper, Leigh Abbott, once again
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Georgia Lengyel
Apr 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
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After the first book in this series, I saw such promise that I purchased the second book on Amazon. What a bust. Nowhere near as good as the first. Really disappointing.

I am now reading the 3rd book in this series and don't understand why the end of the second book was the first part of the third book. I have read many other series where they may have the first chapter of the next book at the end, but it states that point and gives the name of the new book. Maybe because it was a Kindle book and
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Mendenbar
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
No One Sees Me 'Til I Fall is the second book in a fantastic new series by Danna and Vanderlaan. If you like well paced detective fiction, fully thought out and properly researched (no made up places or scientific facts), this is a work for you. Trooper Abbott and Dr. Lowell are just beginning their voyage solving crimes, but already the seeds are sown for success - both professionally and personally. Not only are the leads well developed, but the secondary characters are made real as well. The ...more
Paulina D.
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
No One Sees Me 'Til I Fall is a brilliant forensic anthropology novella. The second in the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries, it is a page turner, and was over far too soon for my preference, though I'm glad to have something to tide me over till A Flame in the Wind of Death comes out in May. The characters are well written, not only Abbott and Lowell, the team of graduate students, as well as the victim and the suspects. As with the first book in this series, Dead Without a Stone to Tell It, ...more
Victoria Goldman
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this in one sitting - taking me only around an hour - as I couldn't actually put it down. It was just as good as Jen J Danna's first book, although a mini version as it's a novella rather than a novel. Still, it had all the same components - enjoyable storyline, forensic explanations and good characters. Having only just read the first book, it felt like a natural follow on, which is why I prefer to read a series of books (especially crime or thrillers) back to back until I run out of the ...more
Judi
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This Novella, the second in the Lowell and Abbott forensic mystery series was short and sweet. The second in the series finds Leigh and Matt in the beginning of their relationship, and investigating the murder of a young Afghan immigrant. The shocking differences in how some cultures treat women is explored at length. The forensic details are meticulously researched, and descriptive without being overly disturbing. A great second in the series to keep us wanting more. I'm looking forward to book ...more
Brenda Roberson
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it
This novella showed the utmost cruelty that women in other cultures must endure. It is horrid to think the a young woman's father could do those things to her and get away with it in their own country. I found this rather disturbing. Also starting each chapter with a dictionary lesson was a bit much.
Kate SeRine
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this novella by my pal Jen J. Danna. So well done! The murder mystery was both heartbreaking and engaging. And I love the chemistry between Abbott and Lowell. Can't wait for the next in the series!
Barbara
I seldom, if ever, give 4 stars to short stories/novellas. This one deserves it. Excellent.
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A scientist specializing in infectious diseases, Jen works as part of a dynamic research group at a cutting-edge Canadian university. However, her true passion lies in indulging her love of the mysterious and thrilling through her writing. With her partner Ann Vanderlaan, Jen writes two series: the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries—suspenseful mysteries with a smart, scientific edge, and the FB ...more

Other books in the series

Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries (5 books)
  • Dead, Without a Stone to Tell It (Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #1)
  • A Flame in the Wind of Death (Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #3)
  • Two Parts Bloody Murder (Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #4)
  • Lament the Common Bones (Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #5)