Della Gilmore is setting up a sting on the Metcalf Trust. There are plenty of details about how it’s done and the way Della’s family works together to pull off the various parts of the operation. But when the stakes are raised things start to look shaky, for the job, for her family and with her part-time boyfriend Timothy.
Discovering she is attracted to Daniel Metcalf and fighting it only makes things worse.
The unravelling of Della’s life was beautifully done. As was the romantic sub-plot between Della and Daniel—while I would have like the romance to end more resolved, the open ending works.
I don’t want to give out any spoilers so it’s hard to talk about the plot except to say no one is really what they seem, and finding someone to trust is as hard as finding a Tasmanian Tiger in Victoria.
Fall Girl was an enjoyable read that I’d recommend to anyone who wanted something a little different with a strong female lead.
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‘The secret to having people give you money is to act as though you don’t want it.’
Meet Ella Canfield, highly qualified evolutionary biologist. Attractive, if a little serious-looking in those heavy glasses—but then she’s about to put her career on the line. Dr Canfield is seeking funding for a highly unorthodox research project. She wants to prove that an extinct animal still roams in one of Australia’s most popular national parks.
Meet Daniel Metcalf, good-looking, expensively dishevelled millionaire. Quite witty but far too rich to be taken seriously. He heads the Metcalf Trust, which donates money to offbeat scientific research projects. He has a personal interest in animals that don’t exist.
Problem number one: There is no such person as Dr Ella Canfield.
Problem number two: Della Gilmore, professional con artist, has never met anyone like Daniel Metcalf before.
Someone is going to take a fall.
This review has been written as part of WInk Girl’s commitment to the 2012 Australian Women Writers Challenge. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Women-Writers/176862202396763