14.10.10

Book Review: Down to Earth by Melanie Rose

When Michaela Anderson signs up for a charity parachute jump, she gets more than a case of vertigo.
Suffering last minute panic, Michaela's three colleagues go first. But just as she takes her leap of faith, an almighty gale blows up from nowhere.
When she returns to the ground, she finds the airfield deserted, her car gone and the seasons mysteriously changed. Posters nearby proclaim Michaela to have been missing  for the last six and a half years...
Everything about her life is completely different.
But Michaela is determined to find out the truth. Was she kidnapped? Is she now suffering amnesia- or has something even more extraordinary occurred?
With the help of handsome pilot Matt, Michaela sets out to find out the truth. And what she discovers rocks everything she has ever believed to the core.
I liked the sound of this book when it arrived but I was also a little worried as I have read books based on a similar idea and found them too far-fetched. However, Melanie Rose has written a very good one and Down to Earth is an entertaining read that I struggled to put down.
Michaela has effectively lost six and a half years of her life and has absolutely no idea what has happened during that time. To her it feels as though she only saw everyone yesterday but a lot has changed in her absence. She returns to Callum, her boyfriend and his daughter Abby who was a sweet 10 year old when Michaela last saw however, she is now 16 and has a definite attitude problem. Feeling that she is doing the right thing by returning to Callum, Michaela tries to settle back into life but there are so many questions that need answering plus she can't ignore the huge connection she feels to Matt, who was the instructor on the day she jumped.
I got a bit annoyed half way through as Michaela just seemed to be getting on with her life whereas I know if it was me then I would not settle until I knew what had happened. But it all comes right in the end, Michaela starts asking questions and searching for the truth.
This is the first book I have read by Melanie Rose but I would highly recommend her books. As I said before Down to Earth is a very entertaining book, the plot keeps you turning the pages and I was absorbed right to the very end.

Many thanks to the lovely people at Avon for sending me this book to review. Down to Earth is available to buy now and if you would like to find out more about the author then you can check her website out http://www.melanierose.co.uk/

12 comments:

irisonbooks said...

I would never have thought of a plot like that when looking at the cover. Btw, I love the look of the cover. I'm not sure if the plot is for me, but maybe I'll give it a try sometime.

Dot said...

irisonbooks- I know what you mean, the cover doesn't really give much away! I think it is worth a try and I have heard that her other books are really good too!

Sam and Jodie said...

Her other books are amazing, l couldn't pick between her first two and l was gripped with them both.
Enjoying this book a lot too but l still think her previous two were a bit better

Shan said...

Hi Dot,
I recently received an award and I want to pass that love on to you! Your blog is one of the first ones I subscribed to when I entered the book blogger world almost a year ago and I love it.

Your Award
Shan

Dot said...

Sam and Jodie- Oooh that's good to hear, I shall have to look out for them as I did really enjoy this one!

One More Page said...

I've just started reading 'Could it be Magic' and also have her first book on my to read pile - this one sounds good too :)

Dot said...

One More Page- oooh I hope that you enjoy them, I shall look out for your reviews!

Dot said...

One More Page- oooh I hope that you enjoy them, I shall look out for your reviews!

Dot said...

One More Page- oooh I hope that you enjoy them, I shall look out for your reviews!

Dot said...

One More Page- oooh I hope that you enjoy them, I shall look out for your reviews!

Prisilia said...

"Could it be magic" is quite good as well :)

Dot said...

Prisila- Oooh thanks for the suggestion, I shall look out for it as really enjoyed this one!

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