Brian McMahon presents "The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story)"

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Brian McMahon presents "The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story)"

Brian will discuss his tale of power, manipulation, and delusion with former Boston Globe journalist, Eileen McNamara.

By Wellesley Books

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Tuesday, June 6 · 7 - 8pm EDT


Wellesley Books 82 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482

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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

If you would prefer to RSVP by phone, you may call Wellesley Books at 781-431-1160.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Please note that you must purchase your copy of the book from Wellesley Books in order to have the author sign it at the event.


Teddy Thompson has loved Charlotte Pennington since 2nd grade math class. When both of them end up at Georgetown, Teddy believes the fates have aligned—until Charlotte falls for his roommate, Braden Edwards. Charlotte’s father, the Senator, with one eye on Teddy and the other on the White House, devises a way to get both of them the future they’ve always imagined. Meanwhile, an investigation ensues that could implicate all of the story’s major players. Teddy will do anything to preserve his place in the hearts of the Penningtons. How far is he willing to go?

A tale of power and manipulation, of fixation and delusion, The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story) twists and turns its way to a daunting precipice.

"McMahon has concocted a taut thriller with twists and turns that start from the very beginning and don’t let up. Most of all, he has created a memorable cast, none of whom is without flaws . . . . Something else he does well? He leaves us wanting more . . . . We can only hope the rest of their tale is forthcoming—and that it will be as good a read as this one." –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Brian McMahon is the author of The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story) and Seaview Road. He graduated from Georgetown University and received his MFA from Columbia University. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, their baby, and two dogs. You can connect with him at


Eileen McNamara is the author of Eunice, the Kennedy who Changed the World. She spent most of her career as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and contributed to the newspaper's award-winning coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, chronicled in the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight. As a reporter and columnist, she covered everything from the night police beat to the US Congress, focusing attention on such pressing social issues as battered women, infant mortality and juvenile crime. A former Wellesley resident, she is an emerita professor in the Journalism Program at Brandeis University.

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