Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $30.38

Buy Now for $30.38

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

The dramatic, gripping new Cooper & Fry crime thriller from best seller Stephen Booth sees the stunning Peak District prove fatal for one walking party.

They knew the danger, but they went anyway....

Almost before she'd stopped breathing, a swirl of mist snaked across her legs and settled in her hair, clutching her in its chilly embrace, hiding her body from view. It would be hours before she was found.

The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life.

For DI Ben Cooper, however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion.

To make things worse, his old colleague DS Diane Fry finds herself at the centre of an internal investigations storm that threatens to drag Cooper down with it. 

©2018 Stephen Booth (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Crime writing at its finest." (Daily Mail)

"Makes high summer as terrifying as midwinter." (Val McDermid)

"A modern master." (Guardian)

What listeners say about Fall Down Dead

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark
  • Mark
  • 18-11-2018

Stephen Booth has a reliable formt with his books

Stephen Booth has a reliable format with his books and is consistant with twists and turns in the plot to keep you interested but I got a bit bored with the amount of time spent on personal issues of the characters in this one. I found it a bit distracting from the story. Narrator Mike rogers did a good job with this one.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Learning is fun!
  • Learning is fun!
  • 20-09-2018

Another good story

I think the earlier books have a bit more depth to them but if was a good story nonetheless.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for thomas d evans
  • thomas d evans
  • 28-08-2018

Brilliant

Stephen Booth on top form as usual
Made even better by the fact we used to walk in the Peak District so remember some of the names of walks/ Ringing Roger etc

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Helen
  • Helen
  • 21-08-2018

Good solid crime story.

I enjoyed this book very much, the only hiccup was the sub plot involving an investigation of a fellow officer. I fast forwarded these parts and got back to the story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for san2har
  • san2har
  • 18-08-2018

Another good one

Another excellent story in the Cooper Fry series. Ben is moving on and Diane is the same as always.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ChrisH
  • ChrisH
  • 11-09-2021

Good listen

Good story well read

leaves a few things hanging look forward to the next book

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jo Rowe
  • Jo Rowe
  • 07-09-2021

Brilliant story well read

Loved this one great story line. I especially enjoyed this one as I came from Notts and now live in Stockport and could see all the landmarks and streets in question as the story went along. Please Stephen bring out a new Cooper and Fry Soon.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lindsay S. Wilson
  • Lindsay S. Wilson
  • 03-06-2021

Cooper and Fry

Brilliant as always, one of the best series I have ever read. Hope there will be more.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lee Calver
  • Lee Calver
  • 20-08-2018

Bland

Disappointing. The Dianne strand is a rehash of a previous book. The Ben strand is a whodunnit with little or no plot, one-dimensional characters and no dramatic tension. I didn't care who did it in the end, and gave up without finishing the book. The narrator did the best he could but he was working with weak material. The whole thing felt tired, as if the author was coming up with a book demanded by his publishers rather than one he was excited to write.

1 person found this helpful

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.