Today’s theme is a mix of thrillers, podcast fiction & #MeToo come-uppance. Be sure to check out the posts on Megan Goldin (The Night Swim) and Denise Mina (Conviction) too.
I hesitate to give any details away, because you really want to read this one, and you don’t want any spoilers.
The book takes some really unexpected turns, and the way Clark sets them up is brilliant. We really root for these women, and sympathize with the very slow, subtle way that the men in their lives settled heavy chains around them.
The stakes are high, the allies are few, and it’s hard to know whom to trust, so the best bet is to trust no one. Except, perhaps, a perfect stranger.
I’d recommend this to anyone, but if you like thrillers, this is a must-read.
THE LAST FLIGHT
Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.
Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career, and he’s not above using his staff to track Claire’s every move, making sure she’s living up to his impossible standards. But what he doesn’t know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.
A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets—Claire taking Eva’s flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it’s no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva’s identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.
For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women—both alone, both scared—and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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