Kat’s Fall

Kat's Fall

Darcy’s mother is getting out of jail. Ten years ago she was convicted of throwing his baby sister off a fifth floor balcony. Kat survived, but Darcy has spent the last decade raising his sister, giving her the love and support she has been denied by an absent mother and an uncaring father

As he grudgingly re-establishes ties with the mother he thinks he hates, he is accused of a horrific act. It will take incredible strength – his own and others – to fight the charges, but he finds that truth is often an elusive concept and that trust and love are powerful allies.

Orca Book Publishers, 2004

Awards and Recognitions

White Pine Honour Book, 2005
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, 2005
The Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award Nominee, 2005
Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award Nominee, 2006
Selected for Inclusion in the New York Public Library’s 2005 Books for the Teen Age List

BC Book Award Nominee, 2005


“This powerful novel is both heart wrenching and shocking.” – School Library Journal

“Riveting” – VOYA