The last flight [electronic resource]. Julie Clark.
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- ISBN: 9781728215730 (electronic bk)
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Two women. Two Flights. One last chance to disappear. Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career, and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move, making sure she's living up to his impossible standards. But what he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish. A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets - Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden. For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women - both alone, both scared - and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.
Electronic reproduction. Naperville : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1604 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
In this second novel from the author of The Ones We Choose (2018), which has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, two desperate women are willing to take extreme measures to forge new lives. Claire, who married into a powerful political family, is suffering spousal abuse, her every move being monitored. Eva, who just wanted to fit in, finds herself drowning in the drug underworld. On the run, they meet, seemingly by chance, at JFK and make a last-minute decision to switch tickets. When the plane carrying Eva goes down, Claire assumes her identity. At first relieved to have pulled off a vanishing act so successful that everyone believes she is dead, Claire soon finds that she has placed herself in the danger from which Eva was running. The "by chance" element throughout the narrative makes the story somewhat implausible. Fans of thrillers about gone girls and vanished ladies will enjoy the tale, although some readers may wonder if Claire and Eva's situations might better have been resolved in a more straightforward way. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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