“Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.
Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves To Kill a Mockingbird as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen.
The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16157294-deeper-we-fall)
I’d like to thank NetGalley and All Night Reads for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
If I were to describe this book in a short sentence, this is what would result: Fangirl meets Ten Tiny Breaths. There is a huge accident, with equally huge consequences. There are also twin siblings going to the same college. Because the two main characters, Lottie and Zan, have not healed from that night, I thought the plot was quite similar to Ten Tiny Breaths. And because Lottie has her twin to support her, I was reminded of Fangirl.
While it was a good read, I felt like the plot moved too slowly at times. After the first half, that problem was solved, as things finally started actually happening. It was then that I got really invested in this book. Not only Lottie and Zan finally started pulling out of their misery, but the other characters got more and more interesting.
The end left me happy, although a bit disappointed in human nature, thanks to Zack and Zan’s parents, but I was already expecting it, and it made for a more realistic ending in my opinion. I also felt that, with the exception of Zack, who remained stuck in his immature behavior, all or most of the characters showed quite a bit of growth, some more than others.
As for the sequel, it is on my TBR shelf already!
Rating: 3 out of 5