Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Review: The Last Flight by Julie Clark

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.

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.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 23rd 2020
 by Sourcebook
5/5 stars 

It’s not that often that I can polish off a book in like a day and a half but honestly I had no choice with The Last Flight. Now I understand all the hype and 5 star reviews.

  The tension starts right away and doesn’t let go till the very end. I was like holding my breath through the last third of the book - enduring the wrath of some nasty mosquitoes along the way while eating cookies so my nails would stay intact.

 A chance meeting, a snap decision and viola Claire’s life is turned upside down. It needed a turn but it wasn’t what she had painstakingly planned and what Claire got was not the fresh start she was looking for. Told from the point of view of both Claire’s and Eva, we can’t forget about Eva. She tells her story of the previous 6 months.

 The Last Flight is the story of 2 women each taking drastic steps to get out bad situations. It’s about friendship, taking a stand and longing. It’s about standing strong when it is so hard to.

 Definitely, definitely (yea I said that twice) a book I highly recommend to those that love a good suspense physiological thriller. 

 This book is part of my 2020 reading off my shelf challenge #35

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