Release date: June 23, 2020
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.
This one felt like the best blend of WF and thriller combined, it had the fast paced, anxious and suspenseful feeling of a thriller and the gut punching emotional trauma that WF sometimes has. It also had an incredibly strong premise, great characterization and awesome pacing that kept me engaged throughout.
I mentioned the characterization earlier and I wanted to elaborate on that a bit more, I think many of us avid thriller fans are sick and tired of reading books where the female characters are weak. It was SO refreshing to read about not just one, but two women who are strong and determined and I found myself easily rooting for both of them. It flips between Claire in present day and Eva in the past and I was very caught up and interested in both of their stories. A super solid mystery and definitely a great addition to your summer TBR!
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.