Guilt. James Lasdun’s novel titled, The Fall Guy, presents readers with a moral tale for modern times. Each character is culpable for immoral acts. Guilt may or may not be felt for those acts. The relationships are complicated and nuanced, bound by secrets, and formed by events that have long lasting consequences. Lasdun’s writing provides psychological insight into the characters, moves the plot along effectively, and keeps readers in suspense. Readers who like literary thrillers are those most likely to enjoy reading this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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