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Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son's death.
But even with the best intentions, she can't foresee the situation she's falling headlong into - a troubled family, with some very dark secrets of their own.
From #1 bestselling author of Gone Again, The Jump is a hugely moving contemporary thriller, and a stunning portrait of an unlikely heroine.
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"Johnstone wastes no time getting to the plot, and each page turn has new plot reveals [and] more excellent character development." The Bandar Blog
"[an] emotionally driven read...it surprises you until the very end." Book Savvy Reviews"
"What sets [Johnstone] apart from many writers in the genre is the sheer realism in his writing. His characters are everyday people who live and breathe on the page and go to stunning but completely believable lengths to survive the horrifying situations they're thrust into." -- New York Journal of Books
"The perfect read for lovers of domestic suspense with a hint of crime fiction." --The Suspense is Thrilling Me
"Johnstone wastes no time getting to the plot, and each page turn has new plot reveals [and] more excellent character development." -- The Bandar Blog
"[An] emotionally driven read...it surprises you until the very end." --Book Savvy Reviews
"Readers who enjoyed the dark themes of Gone Girl and Mystic River will most likely enjoy The Jump as well....[it] is an intriguing, page-turning thriller and a worthy addition to any summer beach reading list." --The Reader's Room
"This is a book that will give you something to think about with every chapter you finish." --Dystopian Ctzn
"A beautifully written novel that spoke to me in so many ways...this book will definitely stick with you after you read it." --Novel Ink
"It's a great character study that addresses very serious and delicate subjects in a very tactful way, while also being a gripping read that you can get through in just one sitting!" --Joie Des Livres --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00XGX174G
- Publisher : Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 August 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 542 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 288 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 453,623 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- 17,075 in Suspense Thrillers (Kindle Store)
- 19,517 in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Action Fiction (Books)
- 20,115 in Women's Fiction (Kindle Store)
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I found myself climbing inside of her head and her life, the daily pilgrimage to the spot where he plunged into the icy waters of the River Forth. It was not an easy read as Ellie found herself compelled to save Sam from taking the same route to death as her son uncovering family secrets in the process. Exploring grief, loss, guilt and powerful family dynamics, The Jump is a compelling read that will leave you thinking long after you turn the last page.
Suicide is not an easy subject to cover in fiction and it is to the author’s credit that he did this with a great deal of sensitivity and without gratuitous sensationalism. An atmospheric read that transported me to the shadow of the bridge, a place I have been many times in my life but as a reader you would not have had to visit it in order to experience the sense of place that the author has created.
The Jump is jam-packed with an intense, compelling and highly charged narrative in a novel that is completely believable, even at points where you may think that it is unbelievable. It is a book that will stay deep inside my heart for a very long time.
When she comes across Sam who is about to do the exact same thing as her Logan, Ellie for some reason thinks she is getting a second chance and she very much intends for it to not end in the same way. I don't think Ellie realises quite what she has got herself into but either way she is determined to be Sam's guardian angel and she finds herself involving herself in things that really would be best left to the police.
As the author is from Scotland and so far all the books I have read of his have all been based there. It actually felt quite atmospheric and it felt like I was with Ellie at the bridge experiencing the sights, sounds and smells as well as her emotions all for myself.
The Jump is yet another good read from this author. The story is full of mystery and suspense and I felt like I was on tender hooks all through out the book. Very much looking forward to reading more of the authors books.
Add to that a setting that I am very familiar with, having stood under the bridges many times, and I was sucked in from the start.
The subject matter is definitely not for everyone, but it was well written and I would recommend it.