Review: First to fall by Carys Jones

cover52376-smallFirst to fall by Carys Jones

Aiden Connelly’s first case…

Lawyer Aiden Connelly has traded the frenzy of Chicago for a slower pace in sleepy Avalon – and his first case appears to be as open-and-shut as he could hope for. Hired to defend a local ex-beauty queen accused of murdering her husband, he’s confident that he’ll have the case closed in record time. But below the surface lurks a darker truth…

Will be one he’ll never forget.

Suddenly, a quiet backwater has transformed into a dangerous pressure cooker. In a town where everyone knows everyone, gathering evidence should be easy… but the harder Aiden searches, the more he appreciates how tangled this net of loyalties is. And as he digs deeper, Aiden begins to realise that his very first case in Avalon could be the beginning of his undoing…


“First to fall” is a multi-layered tense legal thriller. It is a gripping novel that keeps you hooked from the start.

The atmospheric small town of Avalon, hides many secrets and nothing is as straight forward as it appears. Aiden relocates his family there from Chicago, expecting small town charm but finds the quite life he sought, a little harder to find.

His first case, a domestic murder- opens up a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.

Normally, I am not a fan of legal thrillers, but “First to fall” won me over. Superbly written, with an excellent plot, I wonder is there anything Carys Jones can’t do?

I read this book in less than 24 hours, because I just couldn’t put it down.


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