After the phenomenal success of her DIMILY book series, some fans might have been concerned that Estelle Maskame couldn’t and wouldn’t be able to follow up the trilogy with something as strong when it came to her next release. Well, I’m pleased to report that she has indeed succeeded with her follow-up, Dare To Fall, and I can even go as far as saying it’ll win her an even bigger fan-base.
One of Estelle’s biggest strengths has been able to create characters all readers can identify with and such characters are littered throughout the pages of this book, with a heavy focus on family and friendships. I won’t go into specifics (if I do, there would be spoilers) but what I will say is that I personally identify with central character MacKenzie – someone with a close group of friends she can confide in and who, like so many of us in this world, has experienced a tragedy.
As someone who lost a loved one earlier this year, this book resonated with me strongly and I had it finished in less than two days. It may not have been a year since my loved one died but the reality is I already know that I’ll never be the person I was before I lost them again. Whether I’ll be a better or worse person a year from now or whether I’ll feel somewhat better in myself or life in general remains to be seen, but, regardless, this book has reminded me that all that we experience in life can be a lesson – need it be a good or bad one – and that no matter what, each and every day allows us to grow into someone more than we were the day before.
Dare To Fall is available online and from all good bookshops now.