Last Flight

Last Flight

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"[This novel focuses] on two women who meet in an airport, both alone, both scared, and both urgently needing an escape from their lives. Claire Cook has a husband whose temper burns as bright as his promising political career, and she has worked for months on a plan to get out. A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a stranger equally as desperate. Together they hatch a plan to switch tickets--Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. But then one plane crashes, and it's clear that one of them wasn't telling the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2020]
ISBN: 9781728215723
1728215722
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 24 cm

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Desperate to escape her abusive and powerful husband, Claire makes a fateful snap decision to swap identities and plane tickets with a complete stranger, Eva. When Eva's plane crashes into the ocean, Claire is left alone with the ramifications of taking on another person's life and secrets. The s... Read More »

Desperate to escape her abusive and powerful husband, Claire makes a fateful snap decision to swap identities and plane tickets with a complete stranger, Eva. When Eva's plane crashes into the ocean, Claire is left alone with the ramifications of taking on another person's life and secrets. The s... Read More »


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allmyangels6
Nov 21, 2020

Very suspenseful and a lot of twists and turns you won't see coming! This is a gasp out loud page turner.

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Summer2021
Nov 08, 2020

Five stars *plus*.

Extremely well done. The author says that it took her more than a year to write this book, and all of that effort shows.

Suspenseful. Flawless. Engaging.

From the first page, I was pulled in. All I wanted was to skip the pages and find out what happened...

I appreciate the care that this author took with her craft, and would read more of her work.

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jfd5
Oct 18, 2020

Read it in a day! Not my usual choice for genres but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Love how it flips back and forth between the characters.

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Ginamarguerite
Oct 04, 2020

A good read in the line of The Banker's Wife and Michelle Campbell's books. Like most suspense reads these days the author flips back and forth between the two main characters' points of view. Their points of view are also at different timelines and while Claire's flows day to day in easy to read chronological order, Eva's flips back and forth between different days and weeks. Normally I read through one time period and person and then go back and read the other...makes for a read that flows better for me. This one I ended up skimming portions of Eva's story because it just didn't interest me. Claire's story was pretty good. I

There is some of that annoying first person present tense which renders a book unreadable to me because they tend to read like a learning disabled second grader who is trying to learn English's first draft. As I said there was some of that but most of it was written in the more normal third person, past tense.

I would have liked a little more to the ending. More emotion maybe. Despite the format of the story -- which seems to be something publishers are pushing these days -- I'll definitely read her again.

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cousineaue
Oct 01, 2020

The Last Flight is one of the most thrilling books I’ve read in a long while. Rich, well developed characters and a solid, well thought out plot take you on a wild journey as these two women swap places, each one running from her own demons and expecting a happy result. A well-written, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave you breathless at times in anticipation of the next twist in the plot. Don’t start reading this book if you are not prepared to stay up all night as you follow these two women through the events that lead to its surprise ending.

It is an interesting look into the question of whether in this digital age, where we are constantly monitored, can one ever really leave their past behind?

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delphimo
Sep 14, 2020

My favorite author and fabulous mystery writer, Louise Penny, plots out another great tale. Instead of Three Pines, we find our cast of characters in Paris, The City of Light. Jean-Guy and Annie await the birth of a daughter, their second child. Armand and Reine-Marie have come to celebrate this happy event and to see Daniel and his family. Walking home from a family celebration, Stephen Horowitz steps off the sidewalk and a car runs him down. A race to save and protect Stephen and the world plunges Armand into the depths of chaos and despair. Louise Penny employs Shakespeare with the book title and many memorable quotations and allusions throughout the book. The novel explores relationships among family and friends and the sense of loyalty and love and our ability to face despair and happiness. Thank you, Louise Penny, for supplying me with hours of reading pleasure.

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vsv38
Sep 08, 2020

I waited nearly 3 months for my turn to borrow this book. I was so looking forward to reading it. I hate to say that this book didn't live up to its hype. It's being incorrectly marketed as "suspensful thriller". Something utterly "riveting" that would keep you on "the edge of your seat". That it is NOT. This is women's fiction. I'd also say fictionalized drama. It deals with the #MeToo subject (no need to explain what that means). While there is indeed SOME suspense, it wasn't enough for me. The book does start with a "bang", and the ending is indeed "surprising" (and even heartbreaking) but the middle part dragged on and on, and it started to wear me out. I can see why the book is being praised by mostly women readers (I'm sure). See above: #MeToo. But for someone who reads mostly books in the mystery/thriller genre, this book did not appeal to me, and frankly was a waste of my time. I do not recommend it.

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53Books
Sep 04, 2020

What a great read! Good characters and a twisty plot that forces you to pay close attention-and you’ll be rewarded at the end.

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merritr
Aug 06, 2020

This book reminded me a little of the movie “Sleeping with the Enemy” with Julia Roberts from 1991 and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This is not at all the type of book I’d typically choose for myself, but my lady got me a subscription to the Book of the Month club, where I get my choice of 5-6 books each month. This is a good thing, in that it has led me to read two books so far that I would not have read but for this subscription.

It’s a suspense thriller with a strong female lead (actually two!), and it’s written with enough scene-setting and character development to satisfy my particular tastes. There was a plot twist at the end that was a twist because the author refused to give in to the cliche that she was setting up for 200 pages. I was very satisfied with the ending she chose. And man, I was hooked at page 1. I typically read after I put my daughter to bed, and I started this one at about 10:30 PM one night...aaaaand read the book in one fell swoop, finishing the story near 3:30 or 4:00 AM. That is not how I roll, but I couldn’t help it with this book. It was that kind of read.

This book would make a FANTASTIC movie.

FPL_Lori Jul 31, 2020

Finally, a new spin on the psychological thriller! It's like Freaky Friday meets Girl on a Train (but the girl is more likable and reliable). The Last Flight is a woman-centric thriller that will have you turning pages all night.

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