Just minutes after takeoff the engine of Flight 1421 fails. Soon after the plane crash lanes into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii. While most of the passengers scramble to get off, Will senses more danger in getting off the plane versus staying. Him along with 11 other passengers, including his daughter, close the doors to the plane. But their hope to safely float quickly turns deadly as plane sinks to the bottom of the ocean.

Jumping from the perspective of a handful of the passengers this had me 100000% on the edge of my seat the entire time! Talk about INTENSE. The actions starts on page 1 and doesn’t let up until the final chapter. Literally this was a FANTASTIC SUSPSENE READ! Tons of action and character building I binge read this entire book in four hours. Thankfully it was a Friday night, but make sure you have time to read the entire thing at once! This would be a perfect quick vacation read, but may I suggest not reading it while flying!

I didn’t read T.J. Newman’s debut Falling but I have already added it to my immediate TBD, because Newman’s writing is just phenomenal. While the ending was fairly predictable, I still loved every single minute of this book. All the stars!


Drowning comes out May 30, 2023. Huge thank you to Avid Reader Press and Simon & Schuster for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my Instagram @speakingof.books.


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  2. CLS says:

    I want to read this one 👍

  3. CLS says:

    Hope to read soon. Want to read her first book too.

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