The Last Flight

Julie Clark

Psychological Thriller

Claire Cook has a perfect life. 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. 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. 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.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

‘It’s a complicated grief, not just the loss of my name and identity, but also the life I once hoped I’d have. The death of any dream deserves to be mourned, all its intricate facets touched one last time.’

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5) Fabulous! I have been in quite a book slump for some time now. Even if I can tell books are written well, they’re just not grabbing me. 

But this book might’ve saved me. Claire is running from her abusive husband, Eva is running from problems in her life. They meet and decide to trade plane tickets. Except, Eva’s plane crashes.

We hear from both women, Eva in the lead up to the airport and Claire mostly after. It was done very well. I loved putting the pieces together and getting to know each story. Both were strong determined women who learned to rely on other strong women. I loved the friendships and the acquaintances and what each woman brought into the relationships.

It wasn’t fast-paced but it was never low on bits of information that I couldn’t get enough of. Each story was woven so well that each piece had me wanting more. I needed to know what happened!

Julie Clark wrote another favorite I recently read, The Lies I Tell. It’s another story of strong women that you don’t want to miss.

General content summary: F words: 26, spousal physical abuse (multiple references), previous car accident killing a mother and young daughter by a drunk driver, plane crash (few details), physical fight, drugs and making/selling drugs, previous addiction and rehabilitation, death (corpse) and blood, alcohol, parent gives up rights to child, foster care.

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