The Last Flight; Julie Clark
Sourcebooks - 2020
The Last Flight was one of the better thrillers that I've read in 2020. It's the story of two women, strangers to each other, from different ends of the US, each is trying to escape from bad situation.
Claire, from Manhattan, appears to have an enviable life on the outside. But, privately, her politically connected husband is controlling and abusive. She has tried to leave him previously, this time she hopes she will succeed with her well thought out plan that includes a new identity. Eva, from Berkeley, CA, is a bright, single woman who has gotten herself into a bad situation that she is desperately trying to flee from. The women meet at JFK airport where Eva overhears a bit of Claire's frantic conversation. Eva follows her to a bar area and strikes up a conversation and, before long they come up with a plan that might work for for both women.
This was very well written and I loved how each woman's story unfolded in alternating chapters. There was often a cliff hanger that made you want to just keep reading a bit more. The characters were smart women who just ended up in bad situations. I highly recommend this one for readers who enjoy a good thriller.
Rating - 4.5/5 stars