#BookReview: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian @ChrisBohjalian @doubledaybooks

35506211My Review…

5 STARS

Cassie Bowden, a flight attendant/party girl who boasts of her partying ways and many one-night stands.

A hotel room in Dubai.
A murder.
A memorable night for Cassie OR NOT….. she doesn’t really remember much considering she was so drunk that she blacked out!

Told from Cassie and Miranda’s POV we get to hear their thought processes as they ponder the details involved in the night of the murder and what went wrong! The author’s skill in character building was perfect – creating unique characters with emotional depth. Each personality came alive giving me insight as I tried to predict their next moves. The author did an amazing job researching each aspect of the story making it both believable and authentic. The international setting was also exotic and enjoyable.

This novel is not fast-paced or edge of your seat, but chock full of mystery and intrigue with an intricate plot, boasting some HUGE surprises! Such a talented author , I will be reading more from him very soon! Highly recommend to fans of character driven mysteries with some unpredictable twists!

 

25013677_1583699858381142_3307529150436212736_nBook Description…

Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, already counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police–she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home–Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?

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30 comments

    • This was my first by him, but I was so impressed I bought two this week! (I Know). Not sure which ones you read, but this one is twisty and I do think you’d like it!

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      • I read The Secrets of Eden (or something like that) and The Guest Room. I did like Secrets of Eden, even though I had my issues, but I really did not care for The Guest Room (though, the writing was still good). Which ones did you buy?

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  1. I started reading this one and put it down after getting distracted by another book. I will have to pick up where I left off. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Great review Holly. I am intrigued by the premise already wondering what I would have done if I was Cassie. I really like the sound of this one so I have added it to my wishlist.

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  3. Oh, I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It was very suspenseful and his writing was perfection. Thanks Luccia!

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