Book Review

The Last Flight by Julie Clark

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

What was the last book YOU read in one sitting?

The Last Flight by Julie Clark kept me hooked from page one until the very last line! It was the sort of story where I had to rewarm the bathwater three times because I needed to read just one more chapter! This book was a thrilling, non-stop adventure. (See my full review below!)

About The Last Flight:

The Last Flight by Julie Clark book cover

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 bright and he’s not above using his staff to track Claire’s every move.

What he doesn’t know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish. A plan that takes her to the airport, poised to run from it all. But a chance meeting in the airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision.

The two women switch tickets, with 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 crashes, 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.

The Last Flight book cover

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Reader’s Thoughts

As an aviation enthusiast, any book with the word “flight” in the title immediately captures my attention. Better still if it’s a thriller with over four stars on Goodreads! With the newly released paperback version of The Last Flight, my Instagram feed has been happily filling with photos of this red-covered novel. And I wanted in on it!

And, I can very honestly say that this book lived up to the hype!

I can’t remember the last time I read a book in a single sitting. Right from the start, the premise of this story had me hooked. Two women who meet in an airport and decide to switch tickets? I’m in. And with its short chapters and fast-paced story, the book never relinquished its grip until I came up for air on the very last page.

One of my favorite things (lately) is a good dual-timeline story — especially in a thriller/mystery novel. This was a story where that writing technique worked really well. The back and forth between characters flowed seamlessly and helped build that ever-increasing tension.

And the ending? Well, let’s just say, I didn’t see it coming.

The characters had a depth to them that created a very real sense of connection for me. The plot was fast-paced and intriguing. And I literally couldn’t put this book down. If you love thrillers, be sure to grab this one for your shelf! I highly recommend!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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