Review of Fear Of Falling by Cath Staincliffe

Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Lara

What they say: Lydia and Bel have been best friends for years, from wild teenage days all the way through to motherhood. Bel becomes pregnant by accident and has a fraught relationship with daughter Freya, while Lydia and love-of-her-life Mac, after failed fertility treatment, choose to adopt. Gorgeous toddler Chloe challenges them more than either of them had ever expected and as a teenager her behaviour escalates increasingly out of control, pushing their marriage, and Lydia and Bel’s relationship, to breaking point.

What we say: “New Year’s Eve, 1985. Shy, studious Lydia meets confident, streetwise Bel. This unlikely friendship endures over the decades, until an act of unimaginable horror threatens to destroy all they hold dear.

Cath Staincliffe’s writing style is warm and eloquent, making this a ‘just one more chapter’ read. She has managed to create characters who although not always likeable, are very much relatable.

A story of love, loss and the fragility of friendship, Fear of Falling is a heart wrenching look at how sometimes love is not enough.”


Fear Of Falling by Cath Staincliffe is available from many high street bookstores and online from Amazon.


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