The Flight – Julie Clark
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Published: 25 Jun 2020 | Hodder & Stoughton
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
About the Book
Claire and Eva lead very different lives, but they have one thing in common – they are both in huge danger and need to disappear.
A chance encounter at the airport presents the two women with a simple but crazy solution: switch places then drop off the grid when they land.
But one woman will never reach her destination.
In a smart, tense and twisting narrative that will have you hooked from the first page to the last.
‘The Flight’ by Julie Clark A.K.A ‘The Last Flight’ (in the US) is a brilliant fast paced, popcorn thriller that I devoured in one sitting. I love thrillers that are set around airplane and Miss Clark here spins a very believable story of two women in distress, fleeing from their old lives, to disappear and start a new one. Unfortunate for one of them, the plane never lands. Intrigued? Hear me more….!!
Claire is the loyal wife of the prestigious Rory Cook who might be the next senator. Behind the doors though, he is a wife abuser and a probable murderer who would do anything to make problems (or women who causes them) to disappear in thin air. Claire has had enough. Now all she wants is to escape. She’s been planning her escape elaborately. Because the tiniest of mistakes, Rory would find her and that’d be the end of her.
Meet Eva. Eva has always had a tough life. Foster home after foster home, people pitying after her upbringing, she just wants to make a nice life for herself. But trouble awaits her even after she lands a good education at Berkeley. Now, she wants to escape because she might be real trouble and bad people are after her.
A chance encounter (Or is it?!). Two planes. Two Women. Only one reaches her destination.
Brilliant setting for a thriller, Julie Clark covers every nook and corner, giving every question an answer before she ends the story. When I first read the Blurb I had around million scenarios running in my mind about how this book might go. Did I prefer Miss Clark’s way? Sure I did. I was utterly compelling and satisfying and I particularly liked the ending. Not a dramatic one like you’d expect, but a good one. Without letting more of the story away, let me recommend this brilliant thriller to you to enjoy with a cuppa!
Many thanks to the publisher for my digital copy of the book. All opinions are solely mine.
Meet the Author
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Julie Clark grew up reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college in Northern California and a brief stint working in athletics at Berkeley, she returned to Santa Monica to teach.