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Falling
Falling | T J Newman
You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don't know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot's family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die. The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane. Enjoy the flight.
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Juliev
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I finished this in a day. Very edge of your seat, can‘t put down book. Now I need to read something a little more calming.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

Reads a bit like a screen play, and it‘s great fun and well paced throughout. But, the climax and aftermath felt a bit clunky. Enjoyed the #audiobook which is read by Steven Weber.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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It was supposed to be a routine flight, but when the pilot finds out his wife and children have been kidnapped and will die unless he crashes the plane, things get interesting.

I've seen mixed reviews about this book, but I thought it was an action-packed thrill ride full of tension and adventure! The characters were a little one-dimensional and certain parts of the premise were a little farfetched, but it held my attention and I enjoyed it.

marleed I really liked it too. I grew up on plane disaster movies so I judged it, accordingly! 1mo
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rabbitprincess
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Definitely a popcorn thriller, and sometimes that‘s what you need! I found the writing a bit florid at first, but once the danger started and the pace picked up, it became more streamlined in the telling. The author worked as a flight attendant, which is actually what made me pick it up!

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vivastory
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To be clear this is a very soft pick for me. I just spent a solid 10 minutes ranting to my brother about something that our MC, Bill, does in the book. This is a bit of a throwback to the 90s blockbusters like Speed & Air Force One. An entertaining popcorn thriller with some issues that I simply cannot ignore, as much as I try.

Addison_Reads I felt the same about this one. 2mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads After I posted this review I looked at a few on Goodreads. Roxane Gay's made me chuckle, “Then there are the tics. For example, whenever a character is surprised, their jaw drops. There were so many dropping jaws throughout the novel. A pandemic of dropped jaws. Bill's jaw dropped at least four times. “ 2mo
Reggie Lol love the collage. I forget which book it was but I was wondering how many times the characters needed to push their hair back and whether it needed to be written that many times. 2mo
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vivastory @Reggie Little tics like that really drive me crazy sometimes. How in the world does it get past an editor... 2mo
Megabooks I could not get past the unbelievability of this book. Popcorn thriller is right! 2mo
vivastory @Megabooks The fact that Bill throws the gas canister into the cabin of the plane but manages to keep his job. Really?!! 🙄 2mo
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vivastory
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I have about 80 pages left in the tagged. Winslow calls it "Jaws at 35,000 feet." I honestly keep thinking of the show 24.

kplovesbooks 😂 But, best show ever, IMHO. 2mo
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kellyann28
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I really enjoyed this one! It was fast paced, action filled and had enough twists to keep me on my toes. Rather mind blowing that this is a DEBUT novel! Bravo!
Thanks again to @quietjenn for including this in my Halloween swap box 🧡

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tracey38
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Finished this audio last week. This was a quick and very edge-of-your-seat thriller of a pilot given a choice of either saving his family who was taken hostage or crash the plane he is flying. This whole story takes place over one day with a few flash backs within. A terrifying tale but it draws you in and doesn't let go.

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kellyann28
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I had a good first line, so I had to participate in #firstlinefridays !
"When the shoe dropped into her lap the foot was still in it."

@ShyBookOwl

SamanthaMarie Woah! That is seriously a good first line haha!! 2mo
wanderinglynn That‘s a first line! 😳 2mo
LibrarianRyan Love it! 2mo
ShyBookOwl Yikes 😅 2mo
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Cathyloves2read
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Wow!! Good book, but it would make an even better movie! Very high suspense. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator did a great job. It usually takes me longer to finish audiobooks, but I finished this one in record time. The scary part is that I can see this actually happening. I might think twice before getting on an airplane. A big thank you to the Facebook Monthly Book club for making this the November monthly read!

kellyann28 Yay! I'm glad you liked it! Hope to see you at the discussion 💚 2mo
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OwenB
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An enjoyable read. A plane is hijacked and pilot is given a choice to crash the plane or his abducted family dies. Seems to be a simple plot but it works. I enjoyed the book.

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

#unpopularopinion

While this does make for a quick, entertaining read, I just didn't love it as much as others seemed to. I found the chargers to be forgettable. It would make a great movie though.

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kellyann28
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Post 1 of 2: Thank you so much to @quietjenn for being my #HHS swap partner! You did AMAZING! These books are perfect for the spooky season and check out those awesome blood splatter bookmarks!! I love them!
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 3mo
quietjenn My pleasure! I'm so curious about a few of those books, because they sounded really good! I hope that they are! 3mo
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TrishB
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#kindledailydeal
99p if you haven‘t read yet.
I‘m not convinced by the Amazon category!

Oryx Excellent. I've been hoping this one would be on the deal one day - I resisted buying before it for that reason. 3mo
TrishB @Oryx definitely worth 99p! 3mo
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Kappadeemom
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Oh my gosh, I loved this book. I can totally see it being made into a movie.

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Chelsea.Poole
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Good for what it was, if a bit over-the-top. This has to be made into a movie, I‘m sure?! A plane is hijacked in a different way, and a pilot is presented with an unbelievably difficult predicament. A fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants thriller that was a page turning, fast read. I know this type of thing isn‘t for me usually, but FOMO and I read it anyway lol. Silly in some ways, but spoilers so I won‘t say more.

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Skeeterisme
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Wow

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TrishB
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Is this what retirement has in store? 2 books in a day, bring it on.
Action thriller that literally plays out like that in your head. Not literary genius but a good couple of hours read. Very cheesy at the end, but perfect film ending.

squirrelbrain Ah, that would be nice…two books a day, every day! 😁 3mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain it is definitely my retirement goal! 3mo
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marleed Oh have fun. I used to wonder what it would be like to spend a year reading for pleasure so I spent my second year in retirement doing just that. Then the pandemic so I spent another year reading. Now I just can‘t quit! 3mo
MsMelissa I really enjoyed this one. Loved the flight attendants 🥰 3mo
CarolynM Sounds good to me, but I don't think I read fast enough to get through 2 😬 3mo
TrishB @marleed I‘m not there yet- just a day off and in training 😁 3mo
TrishB @MaureenMc definitely 😁 3mo
TrishB @MsMelissa yes they were cool 👍🏻 3mo
TrishB @CarolynM but you could still read all day 😁 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s amazing to me! You certainly read very fast! 3mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I do, just don‘t get a lot of time! Well it never feels like. 3mo
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marleed
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I admit it, I‘m a sucker for the old school plane disaster movies - I even made it to the end of Snakes on a Plane! This book really has those disaster vibes and gets a pick from me. However, in a post 9/11 world this could be triggering for many. …I have family that has immigrated from the Middle East so I‘m hyper-sensitive to fear-mongering scenarios resulting in pointy tips of stars falling when I rate this one.

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KristiAhlers
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Panpan

Yeah I‘m not getting the rave reviews here. I‘m a former flight attendant and this…yeah I know it‘s fiction. Once again I fell for the prepublication hype and once again learned my lesson. Just don‘t. The characters are forgettable…but the plot had promise. Sadly the execution of said plot clumsy. Not everyone can write suspense. Sigh.

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candc320
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Reading this was like watching a blockbuster summer movie, full of adrenaline and anxiety and great characters who pulled at your heart and also made you laugh even through the chaos (my favorite character, a Flight Attendant nicknamed Big Daddy, was the comic relief for much of it). It was a quick and entertaining read that was hard to look away from. I‘ll definitely read more from this author! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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candc320
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For the first time in I don‘t know how long I‘ve got 3 books going at the same time. And even more impressive for me: I‘m on schedule to finish all 3 in just ONE WEEK! I honestly don‘t remember the last time I read even one book in a week (I‘m a slow reader), let alone 3 in one week! I don‘t know what‘s gotten into to me but I like it 😁!

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jenniferajanes
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An airline pilot has to choose between the lives of his family or everyone on board his plane. It‘s full of tense moments and flashbacks that explain how the main characters came to this point. #audiobook #Libby

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ErraticElle
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Fantastic debut & seriously fast-paced thriller that had me on the edge of my seat. The writing & set up are accessible, atmospheric, & incredibly realistic (not terribly surprising since Newman is a flight attendant). The characters are incredibly vivid & well-developed. There are some great twists & turns & some incredibly intense moments that unfold with masterful precision. I had a great time with this read & really enjoyed it.

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swishandflick
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That moment when library holds come through at times that aren't ideal. I don't know that it was my brightest idea to stick with a highjacking plot this close to the anniversary of 9/11. And no, I did not actually have the guts to read it during my flight (into JFK no less) 😳 ✈️

But I digress - Some of the twists were predictable but overall a very tense, action-packed premise with some nail biter moments and a slightly heavy handed finale 3.5⭐️

vivastory My supervisor went on vacation recently & asked for book recommendations. I recommended that one (it's still TBR) based on the buzz, forgetting that she was flying 😬 4mo
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LeslieO
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1. The tagged book was my favorite of August.
2. I‘m doing the #FallingForFallSwap.
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 👍📖📚 5mo
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amdsarahjenkins
Falling | T J Newman
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Just started this one. Please tell me it gets better. 😳 #falling

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Kempfme
Falling | T J Newman
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This is a very thrilling story of choices. An airline pilot is faced with deciding between his family or the passengers on his plane. I love the action. Very emotional.

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Hana321
Falling | T J Newman
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A thrill ride based on the question when given two impossible choices what do you do? That is the choice facing veteran pilot Bill, who is in charge of a plane with almost 150 souls aboard. He is just starting his flight when he receives a FaceTime call from his wife and 2 young children who have been abducted. The test, crash the plan or his family dies. And so begins a thrill ride. A lot of fun to read.

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Kimbono
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Saturday afternoon reading soundtrack #readingsoundtrack

EvieBee Sounds perfect! 5mo
Kimbono @EvieBee It was 😍 5mo
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WeirdAtHeart
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I loved this book, I watch a lot of Mayday/Air Crash Investigation shows and while those are true stories. This book had the same feeling as watching one of those shows, it was full of tension and I loved all of the characters.

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LeslieO
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Megabooks
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All the 🧀 and all the stereotypes with this one so far! Does it get better?

@Cinfhen I think you‘ve read this? Anyone else??

Soscha I‘ve been looking forward to this one just for the mind candy. 5mo
Megabooks @Soscha true. Maybe I was expecting different. I should probably change my expectations to brain candy, and I‘ll enjoy it more. 👍🏻 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s SUPER CHEESY!!! Obviously written by a novice - it was a fun thriller but DUMB 5mo
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TrishB I‘ve got this ready for the brain candy day! But that‘s my expectation! 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen @TrishB yeah, I think I just need to adjust my expectations or maybe save it for another time. I‘m not sure it‘s a brain candy day. 5mo
MsMelissa I loved it! But it‘s not anything profound, just super quick-paced. 5mo
Traci1 It doesn't get better. I just finished Hostage by Claire Mackintosh, and it has a similar plot, but it's a much better book. 5mo
Megabooks @MsMelissa yeah, I may save it for another time. 5mo
Megabooks @Traci1 thank you for the recommendation because I like the premise, but this just seems a little too mindless for where my head is now. 5mo
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mdm139
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I have been in a reading slump this month, but this one I read straight through. It is a fast page thriller even though I was afraid to turn the page. Terrifying premise for the plot. Have some tissues handy. If you like Bird Box or No Exit, you will like this book. A solid debut, I will definitely read her next book.

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sharread
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Mehso-so

4 💫💫💫💫 Begins great but then fisseled for me. It's basically everything you read inside the cover.

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readswellwithothers
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Mehso-so

There‘s a lot to love about this book, not the least of which is the author‘s own story as a regular-gal-making-a-regular-living-turned-bestselling-author. The premise and the first few chapters are tense in the way I‘d expected and hoped and enjoyed. Somehow, it then fell flat for me though, and I never loved it. I am glad I read it. I am always thankful when people are inspired and talented enough to write books, even books I don‘t love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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alecia3dixie
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I know a lot of other reviews for this book says it wasn't thrilling enough or was nothing new. But for me, I thought this book was terrifying. It's not something farfetched or out of this world. It's something that could and has happened before. This book had me going threw a lot of emotion, for anyone who remembers 9/11, this book would be an emotional one, it was for me. I thought it was haunting and horrifying. #GoneButNeverForgotten ❤ 4.5/5

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LaceyDoesLit
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Traci1
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐
This book reads like a Die Hard sequel. Filled with action and plot holes. It wasn't ever boring, but I found myself rolling my eyes quite a lot. Steven Weber is a great narrator, as always, and was probably what kept me going with this one if I'm being honest. Not terrible, but not worthy of all the hype and praise its been getting, in my opinion.

Book 1 finished for #AwesomeAugust
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
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Traci1
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A little late on this one, but my goals for #AwesomeAugust are

Finish:
🔸️Falling (audio)
🔸️Beartown (print)
🔸️Raise the Titanic (ebook)

Start and hopefully finish:
🔸️Bare Bones
🔸️Final Girl Support Group
🔸️Scales of Injustice

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 5mo
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suvata
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Mehso-so

• Kindle e-book • Scribd audiobook

I have a fear of flying and these types of books always get me worked up (in a good way). But, for some reason, this one just didn‘t do it for me. It was a good book and I don‘t regret reading it but it just didn‘t push the buttons like other books of this kind do. 3-stars = I liked it but it was nothing special.

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HeatherBookNerd
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A cool little thriller about a plane full of innocent people whose lives are in the hands of a pilot faced with an impossible choice.

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jbooks
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Great debut novel from Newman. A compelling storyline coupled with likable characters and subtle immersion had me speeding through this book until the very end. I think Sam and Ben‘s characters were well-written and well-developed, although I would‘ve loved to have more background on their childhoods, especially Sam‘s little brother Ahmad. All in all, a great ready that was simple yet equally refreshing and thrilling

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Lesliereadsalot
Falling | T J Newman
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A far-fetched story about a pilot who has to decide between crashing his plane or choosing his family to be murdered. It took me days to read this book as I just didn‘t believe in any of the characters. Plus I figured out the bad guy right away.

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kyraleseberg
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After seeing a lot of #LitsyLove for this, I put a hold on the audio recently and it finally became available this afternoon!

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Bookboss
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This thriller does not have much character development or engaging descriptions. It does have a plot that raced along with cliffhangers at the end of each short chapter. It was a fun, quick listen. This story is not for those with a fear of flying or a sensitivity to violence in fiction.

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TheBookStacker
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Probably not the best book to start right before I fly across the country but oh well! I‘ve heard great things so I am diving in now!

ferskner Meow meow kitty! 6mo
MyNamesParadise I put a hold on it at the library! Hope it‘s good! 6mo
TheBookStacker @MyNamesParadise omg it‘s so so good! I‘m already on 3/4 of the way through and can‘t put it down! 6mo
MyNamesParadise @TheBookStacker oh wow, that‘s great!! All my library holds will probably come in at the same time. Ahh!! I‘m eager to read it. 6mo
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DavidDiamond
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If you are looking for a book for the next time you fly, keep looking!
Putting aside some clunky writing and improbable eye-rolling scenarios, this is a book with a fantastic premise that is almost impossible to put down. A pulse-pounding page turner if ever there was one. You‘ll also walk away with a new appreciation for flight attendants!

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BookishTrish
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Panpan

This #audiostitching read was atrocious in the end. I don‘t need another book about a cis straight white guy doing a traditionally masculine profession who can save the day from characters who are POC. 🙄

Traci1 Aw, that's disappointing. I just got this one on ebook. ☹ 6mo
Traci1 But the stitching is lovely. 😍 6mo
BookishTrish @traci1 You may find it entertaining and suspenseful. Others have. 6mo
BookishTrish @traci1 and you‘re very kind 🥰 6mo
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