Book Club: The Way Things Fall by Liz Torlee

Nov 29, 2023

Convener: Sylvia Skippen

On November 29th, the book club members met in a hybrid meeting at Edithvale CC to discuss the book The Way Things Fall by Liz TorleeThe author was present to discuss the book and read two different sections from the bookIt was well attended, and members seemed to enjoy the gatheringThere were refreshments and a draw to win one of her booksWe do not meet in December and will be meeting in January by zoom.   


When Rachel, a successful art critic, attends an exhibition by an up-and-coming artist, she is unsettled by the eerie familiarity of his paintings. They bring to mind a tragic event from the past and a cowardly decision she made. As her relationship with the artist develops, she searches for a way to come to terms with this and is drawn back to a man she loved and worked with many years ago in Cairo. This man had warned her that, one day, fate may find a way to punish her.

As the story unfolds in three different countries over fifteen years, the tension and conflict between Rachel’s relationship with two different men and two different worlds accelerates. Eventually, she must pay a steep price to fully atone for what she did.