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Book Review: Mystery Thriller

Posted on Jan 14, 2018 |

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian


Mystery Thriller 

This novel starts off starts off at a breathless pace and rarely lets up. It ends with a taut, exciting finale as well.

Cassie Bowden is a flight attendant who doesn’t believe in moderation when it comes to alcohol and sex. When she wakes up in a hotel room in Dubai with a pounding headache and only some memories of the night before, she discovers the man she’d been flirting with on the flight over is dead beside her in bed. Blood is everywhere. She’s pretty sure she didn’t kill him. Why would she slit his throat? He seemed like a nice guy. Because she has gaps in her memory, she decides to catch the flight to Paris rather than find out how they deal with drunken women and possible murderers in Dubai.

The mystery and twists and turns make this a fun, exciting read. Cassie’s behavior makes for an unlikely heroine, yet is understandable. After all, alcoholism is an inherited disease, and she’s only like her father in that she drinks too much. Oh yeah, and doesn’t make great decisions. Some of her choices made me cringe, but people making bad choices is what makes for compelling thrillers. I would definitely read more of this author’s work.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Doubleday for the opportunity to review this book.

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