Title: Hostage by Clare Mackintosh
Date Published: 22nd June 2021
Genre: Psychological Thriller
You can save hundreds of lives.
Or the one that matters most . . .
The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey.
Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on the passengers, instead of her troubled five-year-old daughter back at home – or the cataclysmic problems in her marriage.
But soon after the plane takes off, Mina receives a chilling anonymous note. Someone wants to make sure the plane never reaches its destination. They’re demanding her cooperation . . . and they know exactly how to get it.
It’s twenty hours to landing.
A lot can happen in twenty hours . . .
I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of Hostage in exchange for an honest review.
So I’ve read several of Clare Mackintosh’s books over the years, so I know I’ll be in for one hell of a ride.
I’ve always been a bit terrified of flying, but when I read the synopsis for Hostage, I knew I still had to read it. In all honesty, it has not helped my fear of flying at all!
The story is told mostly from Mina and Adam’s point of view but to add intrigue there are some passengers POVs in there too. At first I was a little thrown by this, but it becomes clearer as you go along why they’re in there.
I didn’t guess the brains behind everything at all with this one and the end was shocking, to say the least!
It took a while for me to really get into this book. I think that was mainly because I didn’t find the characters all that compelling at first; it wasn’t until all their dark secrets were laid bare that they piqued my interest.
Hostage is a well written and tension packed psychological thriller. If you love a locked room mystery, I would highly recommend it to you!
About The Author:
Clare Mackintosh is a British author and former police officer. Her novels are published in more than 35 languages and have sold more than two million copies worldwide.