Friday, February 14, 2020

The Last Flight by Julie Clark

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.

Hardcover288 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN 1728215722


The Last Flight by Julie Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Last Flight by Julie Clark is a thrilling story about two women desperate to escape their current lives, so desperate that when they meet in an airport, a split decision is made, one that will alter the course of both their lives in ways that they couldn’t possibly foresee.

“We have one thing in common. Each of us is desperate enough to take the risk. To turn our backs on who the world demands we be.”

The Last Flight is a well-written and thought-provoking story; it features a compelling plot and a multitude of suspenseful events that build up and intensify, chapter after chapter, and kept me flipping pages both eagerly and anxiously until the very last word. Claire and Eva, the main characters are extremely well-layered and I quickly became emotionally invested in their plight, concerned and empathetic to their situations, even when I was disappointed with what one of them was really up to. It’s hard for me to put a book down when I’m worried for the people that I’ve become attached to and I did worry about them! Another thing I liked was how The Last Flight builds up the tension slowly, it creeps up on you in a subtle way and hangs on until the last page. If you are a fan of psychological or domestic thrillers – especially those with badass female protagonists who’ve had enough then you really need to read The Last Flight.

A big thank you to Sourcebooks Landmark and author Julie Clark for providing me with a copy of The Last Flight in exchange for my honest review.

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