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.
For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, 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.
The Last Flight by Julie Clark
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark on June 2, 2020
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I received a complimentary ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
THE LAST FLIGHT by Julie Clark
The Last Flight by Julie Clark has twists and turns and incredible suspense. It leaves you guessing until the very last chapter.
Julie Clark’s plotting is amazing. Claire’s current circumstances and Eva’s past situation weave together so effortlessly. As the story develops you will not be able to put this book down until the final word.
No “girl” in the title. No “unreliable narrator”.
This is a suspense thriller with two intelligent, capable, and resilient women. The female friendships in this book were supportive and inspiring. Claire and Eva have grown desperate enough to plan to disappear from their lives. A chance meeting (or is it?) gives each the opportunity to make a big change.
There are so many great lines in this book:
“In this world, money and power were equivalent to immunity.”
“Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
“If you pay attention, solutions always appear. But you have to be brave enough to see them.”
“Sometimes, the death of a dream can finally set you free.”
“If we don’t tell our own stories, we’ll never take control of the narrative.”
“The world didn’t need to hear my story, but I needed to tell it.”
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Reviewer: Christy is a school librarian in Central Ohio who loves books and those who read them. Julia’s Quinn’s The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband was her introduction to smart romance. She enjoys historical and contemporary romances with intelligent, capable, and sassy women. She also enjoys mysteries and thrillers along with children’s literature. Her husband and young daughter are both avid readers. They live with three rescue cats who are living their HEA all day, every day on the lap of a reader.