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Falling (Vallen)



Original Language: Dutch | 336 pp. | June 2016

2 Seas Represents: World Excl. Dutch.

Over 22,000 copies sold in both Falling and Rising


Women’s Fiction Van Laren’s spicy, original voice, and her wit and self-reflection make this novel a joy to read! — (*****)

A wonderful novel packed with great characters and good humour! — (*****)

Looking for a novel with humour, an exclusive insight into the world of music, and love? Make sure you read Falling. —

I think Falling will be a great hit this Summer. —

Second book in the series: RISING

Falling by Jackie van Laren (known for the acclaimed Q Series) is a novel about true love – which may turn out different than you expected – and is filled with humour, exotic locations, colourful characters, as well as fun details on the international music scene.

Anne, young and of traditional upbringing, is engaged to the equally neat and tidy Ian, and works for a magazine on the brink of scandal journalism. Her next assignment is to interview Rory Maquary, lead singer of a famous rock band, Oscar-nominated actor, and infamous Hollywood Bad Boy. It turns out she has an unexpected connection with Rory’s three-year-old son, Rowland, who’s been having a rough time since his mother left. Rory makes Anne an offer she cannot refuse: if she takes care of Rowland during his American tour, she will be allowed to write an exclusive in-depth article about the band.

Without any hesitation Anne packs her bag, telling herself it’s for her career as a journalist and for the child. However, Anne and Rory find themselves falling for each other against their will…

Quotes about the Q-Series by Jackie van Laren:

Lovely book, a joy to read! — Vrouw Glossy, De Telegraaf

A rollercoaster of emotions, excitement and attraction. ***** —

A wonderful, fast-paced novel that you can’t put down. —

I finished it in one sitting. The story is exciting, funny and easy to read. —

Van Laren humorously writes about the DJ-world and creates some really good characters. —


Jackie van Laren (Amsterdam,1968) has two passions in life: music and stories. She started writing fiction, poetry, and music early on, and went on to study Dutch and English. She was a night owl and a regular act in the Dutch pop scene, now with a career in publishing.