At a Glance
Author: Julie Clark
Expected Publication: June 23, 2020 by Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Goodreads Rating: 4.20 out of 5
My Rating: ★★★★
My thriller binge continues with one of my June picks from Book of the Month. The Last Flight follows two women running from their current lives. Claire Cook is married into the weatlthy Cook family and while they look like they live a charmed life from the outside, the bruises she covers tell a different story. After her carefully planned escaped is altered last minute she finds herself in JFK airport determined to figure out to disappear. Enter Eva, a women she met in the hotel bar that is also trying to disappear. On a whim the two women trade tickets and start their journey to new lives. But when one of the flights crashes, the other women is left mourning the life of a women she barely knew.
This is a solid mystery that is told through the eye’s of both women. While Claire’s POV is mainly told through present day, Eva’s starts 6 months prior to the crash. I felt that this really gave us a good insight into who Eva was and while I wasn’t sure about the jumping at first, I ended up really enjoying it. We really get a good look into the pasts of both women, their attempt at flight, and I felt that both were given equal weight in the book. I really was rooting for both of the women during their escapes and story lines. I felt they were extremely well developed with very relatable live paths.
There is a lot going on in this book and I love the way the women end up being tied together. I also really enjoyed the way Clark left the question of whether Eva got onto the flight until the end of the book. It added an extra mystery into the plot line and increased my attachment to the characters.
Clark’s writing is fast paced and at just about 300 pages this is a quick page turner. If you love a good mystery then you’ll enjoy this book. This book is out now, get it HERE!
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About 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 at University of the Pacific, and a brief stint working in the athletic department at University of California, Berkeley, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control. The Ones We Choose is her first novel.
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