Deadfall

Deadfall

Twin brothers Ty and Cory Bic are on the run. When they encounter a dying deer in the middle of a remote mountain road with fresh tire tracks swerving down into a ravine, they know they have to help. But when they reach the wrecked car the vehicle appears empty, with signs that the driver escaped. Until they hear a sound coming from the trunk. Ty and Cory are escaping demons Twin brothers Ty and Cory Bic are on the run. When they encounter a dying deer in the middle of a remote mountain...

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Title:Deadfall
Author:Stephen Wallenfels
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1368014267
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:372 pages pages

Deadfall Reviews

  • Cheryl
    Dec 09, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

  • Maureen
    Sep 04, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

  • Alicia
    Nov 08, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

  • Josiah
    Apr 07, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

  • Kathy Martin
    Nov 19, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

  • Elisquared
    Dec 24, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

  • ReD
    Jan 10, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

    The change of perspective was confusing in the beginning; first few chapters, it was hard to tell that it was Cory narrating. This is a nice, contained book. It doesn't deviate from the plot described. I got exactly what I was promised on the inside cover flap. 3.5 I have mixed f...

  • Shaunna
    Jan 26, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

  • Stephanie Ward
    Dec 11, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

  • ElphaReads
    Dec 06, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

  • Dena (Batch of Books)
    Jan 10, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

  • Tamara Morning
    Dec 08, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

  • Jackie
    Jul 29, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

  • Ruthsic
    Dec 03, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

  • Dianna (SavingsInSeconds blog)
    Dec 21, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

    The change of perspective was confusing in the beginning; first few chapters, it was hard to tell that it was Cory narrating. This is a nice, contained book. It doesn't deviate from the plot described. I got exactly what I was promised on the inside cover flap. 3.5 I have mixed f...

    So I would give this book 3.5 stars if that was possible. I cant believe with the adult content in the book that it is considered YA, but I would recommend this book for kids maybe 16 and older. The story itself was pretty intriguing, albeit it took me a few chapters to get into it. ...

    This is the first book of Stephen Wallenfels I have read. Overall I liked the story. I checked out the book from my local library and was surprised it was identified as Young Adult book. The book had a lot of foul language in it so I don't feel like young adults should be reading it. I...

    I didn't find the narrative interesting. The story starts in the past, 16 months ago, and then jumps to the present. For some reason, I wasn't interested in the past though I know it was somehow tied to the present. In short, this book was not for me. Thank you Netgalley for pro...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 whew...i?ve never been so stressed out by a book before. (which is totally a compliment in this case) it was suspenseful, had realistic characters, and a very well plotted thriller. The ONLY reason I docked .5 is because the ending felt a little rushed + I wasn...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence "Told through a gripping, lightning-fast narrative that alternates between present and past, this unputdownable survival thriller unravels the tangled circumstances that led Ty and Cory to the deer in the road and ...

    I received a copy of this book for the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine. I loved the edgy back-and-forth mystery of Deadfall. There are a lot of dark topics included in the plot, but they?re not so detailed that I wouldn?t let my teen read it. Fast paced and sometimes frenet...

  • Melissa
    Feb 26, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

    The change of perspective was confusing in the beginning; first few chapters, it was hard to tell that it was Cory narrating. This is a nice, contained book. It doesn't deviate from the plot described. I got exactly what I was promised on the inside cover flap. 3.5 I have mixed f...

    So I would give this book 3.5 stars if that was possible. I cant believe with the adult content in the book that it is considered YA, but I would recommend this book for kids maybe 16 and older. The story itself was pretty intriguing, albeit it took me a few chapters to get into it. ...

    This is the first book of Stephen Wallenfels I have read. Overall I liked the story. I checked out the book from my local library and was surprised it was identified as Young Adult book. The book had a lot of foul language in it so I don't feel like young adults should be reading it. I...

    I didn't find the narrative interesting. The story starts in the past, 16 months ago, and then jumps to the present. For some reason, I wasn't interested in the past though I know it was somehow tied to the present. In short, this book was not for me. Thank you Netgalley for pro...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 whew...i?ve never been so stressed out by a book before. (which is totally a compliment in this case) it was suspenseful, had realistic characters, and a very well plotted thriller. The ONLY reason I docked .5 is because the ending felt a little rushed + I wasn...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence "Told through a gripping, lightning-fast narrative that alternates between present and past, this unputdownable survival thriller unravels the tangled circumstances that led Ty and Cory to the deer in the road and ...

  • Gina Adams
    Jan 01, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

  • Lectus
    Jul 29, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

    The change of perspective was confusing in the beginning; first few chapters, it was hard to tell that it was Cory narrating. This is a nice, contained book. It doesn't deviate from the plot described. I got exactly what I was promised on the inside cover flap. 3.5 I have mixed f...

    So I would give this book 3.5 stars if that was possible. I cant believe with the adult content in the book that it is considered YA, but I would recommend this book for kids maybe 16 and older. The story itself was pretty intriguing, albeit it took me a few chapters to get into it. ...

    This is the first book of Stephen Wallenfels I have read. Overall I liked the story. I checked out the book from my local library and was surprised it was identified as Young Adult book. The book had a lot of foul language in it so I don't feel like young adults should be reading it. I...

    I didn't find the narrative interesting. The story starts in the past, 16 months ago, and then jumps to the present. For some reason, I wasn't interested in the past though I know it was somehow tied to the present. In short, this book was not for me. Thank you Netgalley for pro...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 04, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

  • Ron-michael
    Mar 29, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

  • LeeAnn
    Apr 08, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

  • Linda Hutchinson
    Mar 11, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

  • Kasey
    Jan 12, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

  • Kitkat
    Mar 27, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

  • Erin Schmidt
    Feb 02, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

    The change of perspective was confusing in the beginning; first few chapters, it was hard to tell that it was Cory narrating. This is a nice, contained book. It doesn't deviate from the plot described. I got exactly what I was promised on the inside cover flap. 3.5 I have mixed f...

    So I would give this book 3.5 stars if that was possible. I cant believe with the adult content in the book that it is considered YA, but I would recommend this book for kids maybe 16 and older. The story itself was pretty intriguing, albeit it took me a few chapters to get into it. ...

  • Beth Nelson
    Feb 23, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

    The change of perspective was confusing in the beginning; first few chapters, it was hard to tell that it was Cory narrating. This is a nice, contained book. It doesn't deviate from the plot described. I got exactly what I was promised on the inside cover flap. 3.5 I have mixed f...

    So I would give this book 3.5 stars if that was possible. I cant believe with the adult content in the book that it is considered YA, but I would recommend this book for kids maybe 16 and older. The story itself was pretty intriguing, albeit it took me a few chapters to get into it. ...

    This is the first book of Stephen Wallenfels I have read. Overall I liked the story. I checked out the book from my local library and was surprised it was identified as Young Adult book. The book had a lot of foul language in it so I don't feel like young adults should be reading it. I...

  • Marco Morano
    Dec 22, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

  • Alexander Highfield
    May 22, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

  • Nadia Griswold
    Mar 09, 2019

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

  • etta
    Dec 16, 2018

    Coming off an eight-year break from his 2009 young-adult debut, Pod, Stephen Wallenfels released two novels in two years, culminating in Deadfall. The narrative switches between the past and present, two situations in which teenage twin brothers Cory and Ty Bic are at risk from a varie...

    It was a little confusing but I loved this book. I felt so bad for Corey and Ty. They deserved a better life and I?m happy they got it. I?m happy that justice was found and Cory can be who he wants to be. Benny was a dick and deserved to get burned. I?m happy there was a divorce ...

    Review to come! ...

    Hard-hitting thriller TRIGGER WARNINGS: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, implied rape, sex trafficking, violence. This was a dark, difficult book for me to read. Don't get me wrong - it's an excellent book. But know that just because this book has two teen brother protagon...

    Warnings: child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, violence This mystery thriller delivers its story in two timelines- the present where these twins find a girl trapped in the boot of a car in an accident, and their life 16 months before, counting down to how they came to b...

    I really, really liked this book! I read the author's other novel, Bad Call and liked it as well. But Deadfall was on a whole new level of awesome. Deadfall is told by alternating between Cory and Ty's current situation (finding a car accident with someone tied up in the trunk) and ...

    This story was a good survival story and a good story about trauma in children and overcoming bad circumstances. Mind you, it?s a very dramatized story about that, but nonetheless it worked. The actual thriller aspect was a lot less heavy than the synopsis suggested. However, the wri...

    The change in chronology from about sixteen months ago to the present is what kept the action moving as twin brothers discover a girl in a trunk and are then part of a more sinister plot that leaves them battered and broken when that sometimes seemed tame to the things they experience ...

    Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels is a book about twin brothers, their horrible father and how they ended up in the foster care system. My above description of this book sounds vague and that is because I want it to be. This is one of those books where you need to read everything in o...

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this slow burn, psychological thriller. I found myself heavily invested in the characters, hoping against hope for the Bik brothers. Cory stole my heart. My other favorite character was Benny. He was unpredictable, terrifying and spot on. The scene ...

    3.5 Stars Deadfall is a thrilling new young adult mystery that fans of survivalist fiction are going to love. Here's what I liked and disliked about the book: Liked: Characters - The twins, Ty and Cory, are completely different in almost every way but they stick together and ...

    Deadfall began with real promise, its structure ? alternating between the increasingly recent past and the present in the style of a film noir ? plus some choice ?reveals? along the way meant I was keen to keep reading and find out how the increasingly complicated plot would ti...

    This story begins when Benny Bic takes his twin 16-year-old sons Cory and Ty on a road trip for their birthday. Benny is a drunk who has taken to physically abusing Cory since his wife left the family a couple of years earlier. Ty is the one who is the most like their father, including...

    Special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book! If you advertise a book that involves two brothers on the run who find a kidnap victim in the trunk of a car, I will probably be enticed. Given that reality, it's not surprising that I was interested in DEADFALL ...

    My Dad liked to say, ?If he didn?t have bad luck?he would have no luck at all.? Our two lead protagonists in ?Deadfall? are twin brothers who have drawn a major short stick in the game of life. An absentee mother, a sociopath and abusive father who also dealt in making meth...

    A trapped in the wilderness thriller that seems to be Wallenfells go to has just enough intrigue to keep you guessing as the past and present meet resulting a bloody conclusion. ?Deadfall? goes back and forth in time telling the story of twin brothers Ty and Cory trying to make...

    I'm not typically a big mystery/thriller fan; I prefer my books a little bit more fantastical. But there sometimes comes a book that peaks my interest, and I pick it up. Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels was one such book, and is going on my small thriller shelf after reading this tense s...

    4 stars. I bought a copy of DEADFALL after hearing Wallenfels give a brief plot summary at an author talk and book signing. Two things particularly intrigued me: the Pacific Northwest setting and his use of twins as his main characters. The first because it's home territory, though I a...

    While this takes off a little slow and really depressing, it picks up and turns into quite a story. Twins Cory and Ty are saddled with a drunken loser of a father. Mom left once he hit her, and now the 16 year olds are stuck dealing with his temper and cruelty. He takes them up into th...

    Title: Deadfall Author: Stephen Wallenfels Genre: Thriller, YA Rating: 4 out of 5 Ty and Cory Bic are running away from the danger and drama in their lives when they come upon a dying deer in the middle of the road, and tire tracks swerving off the road beside it. Though they nee...

    I mean, this book had a good plot and good character development but it wasn?t very well written and at times it was hard to follow. I also felt like the ending was very abrupt. I felt like there should have been either a longer epilogue, or a longer chapter before the epilogue. An...

    CNF at 60%. Probably one of the better books in my CNF folder, but still in the folder nonetheless. This story dragged out and could not hold my interest. The author lacked voice and an engaging MC to the point where the mystery of the story and the continuous cliffhangers couldn?t e...

    The alternating timelines were interesting at first, but lost their luster (hehe) about half way through. What liked most about this book was the relationship between the twins. What I didn?t like about their relationship was how manipulative and hotheaded one of them could be. O...

    The change of perspective was confusing in the beginning; first few chapters, it was hard to tell that it was Cory narrating. This is a nice, contained book. It doesn't deviate from the plot described. I got exactly what I was promised on the inside cover flap. 3.5 I have mixed f...

    So I would give this book 3.5 stars if that was possible. I cant believe with the adult content in the book that it is considered YA, but I would recommend this book for kids maybe 16 and older. The story itself was pretty intriguing, albeit it took me a few chapters to get into it. ...

    This is the first book of Stephen Wallenfels I have read. Overall I liked the story. I checked out the book from my local library and was surprised it was identified as Young Adult book. The book had a lot of foul language in it so I don't feel like young adults should be reading it. I...

    I didn't find the narrative interesting. The story starts in the past, 16 months ago, and then jumps to the present. For some reason, I wasn't interested in the past though I know it was somehow tied to the present. In short, this book was not for me. Thank you Netgalley for pro...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 whew...i?ve never been so stressed out by a book before. (which is totally a compliment in this case) it was suspenseful, had realistic characters, and a very well plotted thriller. The ONLY reason I docked .5 is because the ending felt a little rushed + I wasn...