The Last Flight - Julie Clark

The Last Flight

By Julie Clark

  • Release Date: 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 659 Ratings

Description

The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbing—not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin.”—The New York Times Book Review

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.

Reviews

  • Unexpectedly Pleasant

    5
    By TGC2019
    The storyline had twists and turns I would’ve never expected! This was a great read.
  • It was ok

    3
    By Pam food
    I liked the concept of getting away from life and just disappearing and starting out again. But in this story, the them of spousal abuse was not what I expected. The story was about control. The main characters never really got away. They just hid for awhile, had no interesting experiences while hiding, and then one of them came back. I hated how there were two stories of two different women and how it jumped around to each of their individual stories. I hate when stories start in the present and then spend most of their time taking us back six months in the past. And go on and on, repeating themselves. We get it. Men can be mean. Just not deep enough for me. And main characters were weak and uninspiring. Frustratingly simple plot. But the author clearly put a lot of effort into this book. So I can’t hate it.
  • Worth Reading

    5
    By Pugdlp
    I enjoyed reading this book. Surprise ending. I am adding this author to my list of authors I follow.
  • The Last Flight

    1
    By DBGdoc
    Utterly ridiculous. Impossible to imagine such preposterously STUPID women with their missteps dragging on and on until an aggravatingly vanilla and inconsistent ending.
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    5
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  • The Last Flight

    3
    By Halsterx
    3/5 stars Cleverly written. Unrealistic story plot. Hal R
  • The Last Flight

    5
    By Quicki
    Brilliant !
  • Finally a good Read!

    5
    By Mysteryjunkie
    Fantastic read. Zipped through the pages. I was tite & wanted to sleep but just one more chapter, another & another! It's that good & then......Nooooo. Read to find out!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By JessicaLouise's
    It’s so rare for me to pick up a book over breakfast and finish it before the sun even sets that day! But this was one of those books. Such an easy read with great character development, no mid-book lulls, and just enough surprises to keep you hooked. Read this!