Happy belated release day to this thriller!
Thanks to Doubleday Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT – Chris Bohjalian
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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
So I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Chris Bohjalian’s books, so I was very excited to start this one. THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT was an incredibly fast and addictive read. I couldn’t put it down and this is a profession that isn’t featured in a lot of thrillers or crime fiction novels.
Cassandra Bowden, known as Cassie, is a flight attendant and a binge drinker. Thankfully with her job she is able to travel and find adventure wherever she is taken. After a night of drinking, Cassie wakes up in Dubai. She’s in a hotel room and begins to get up for the day – she notices the man in bed next to her is still sleeping. Then she looks closer and she notices blood, and lots of it. Not wanting to get the police involved in a foreign country, Cassie continues about her day and decides to lie.
She goes through her day lying. When she is met at the gate in New York by FBI Agents, she continues to lie. Could she have killed him? What really happened back in Dubai?
So with that, I’ll stop giving anything away in regards to plot (this doesn’t elaborate anymore than the synopsis does). It blows my mind how much detail went into this story. Chris Bohjalian knows how to weave a complex story without losing the reader. He pulls us along with Cassie as she goes from Dubai, to Paris, and back home to New York. She feels so real – like someone you may know. Cassie is very flawed, loyal to her friends, and frustrating at times.
Overall, if you want an addictive thriller with a complex and weaving story, then you NEED to get THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. I did not see that ending coming and I thought it was fantastic. Getting a glimpse into this profession was refreshing and almost claustrophobic. The perfect element to a thriller. Time to go get all his other books.
What book of his should I pick up next??