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Summary

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Claire and Eva lead very different lives, but they have one thing in common - they are both in huge danger and need to disappear.

A chance encounter at the airport presents the two women with a simple but crazy solution: switch places then drop off the grid when they land. 

But one woman will never reach her destination.

In a smart, tense and twisting narrative that will have you hooked from the first page to the last.

©2020 Julie Clark (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critic reviews

"Bristling with suspense and crammed with false clues, it would make a fine Hitchcock film." (Daily Mail)

"I couldn't put it down' has never been more true! Crying out to be turned into a Netflix series." (Prima)  

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Superior and Gripping

I enjoyed this book and found it to be different from the usual psych story. Two women seemingly unconnected but both running from something exchange identities. What follows is very clever and interesting and keeps the listener engaged until the very end. The only gripe I have is the narrator who at times really grated with a very specific intonation for some characters. This did not spoil the listen as the story is so good.

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Surprisingly good

Generally speaking, the more a book is promoted by various book sites, the worse it is. So I really didn't expect much of this author I hadn't heard of, but I was desperate for something to read and the summary was intriguing. What a surprise to find a tightly written, well plotted book of which very little was predictable. I found myself both keen to read on and wishing it wouldn't end. Don't hesitate, it's one of my reading year's real finds.

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Genuinely thrilling

The opening few chapters of this book were some of the most tense and exciting I have heard in this genre for a while. The book uses the well-established format of alternating chapters between the two female protagonists. It's a format I quite like and it works well here. I always wanted to know what happened next and there was more tension and a couple of twists towards the end. The narrator did a great job. It would have been nice to have two narrators to voice the alternating chapters though.

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good

Good book, a bit cheesy in places but I enjoyed it and it kept my attention all the way through

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Ticked all boxes for me! Excellent

Loved everything about this book. Tense, emotional, fast paced, unpredictable. Couldn't put it down.

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Not much about a flight and less of a thriller

I'm 2/3 in this book now and I can say the following:

First: It is advertised as "the heart stopping thriller" and to be honest it is more like a drama about abusive relationships, women's friendships and mommy issues than a thriller.

Second: there is literally zero pages about the flight. Everything happens before and after a plane crash zero onboard action.

Still it's a descent book, it's just that the title and marketing stretch it.

I'll wait to listen through the end and update the rating and review.

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Really enjoyed it

I was engaged right from the start, I cared about the fates of both main characters, lots of twists & turns, and an ending that had me feelings all the feelings. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Great read, lots of twists

I don’t often leave reviews but I loved this book. Kept me interested from start to finish. Great twists that I didn’t see coming. Great characters and narration too.

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Amazing thrill ride

Absolutely brilliant listen! Full of twists and turns. Great characters and tense storyline. Can't wait to read another Julie Clark book.

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Gripping !!

This book is extremely well written with many twists and turns to keep you interested. The narration is slightly monotone and could’ve perhaps benefitted from two readers however once you are into the book you cannot stop listening. 10/10 wish I could listen to it again without knowing what happens.

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voice did not reflect characters

I read nearly half the book before switching on and off w Audible. I was surprised by the insecure voice of both characters. While reading only, I felt the women coursgeous, unsure at times, but mostly brave and determined. I did not think the shakey voice matched the characters.