The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohajalian
Published: March 13, 2018
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Genres: mystery, thriller, suspense
Rating: 3.5 stars
Recommend to fans of: cross continental thrillers, people unsure about their reality, spy mysteries
Foodie Vibes: wine and peanuts served on the flight
Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, already counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police—she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home—Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean—or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?
The Flight Attendant is a heart poundiogly good book that keeps you on the edge of your airline seat. Cassie is a flight attendant. Good at her job, but reckless in her personal life, which is very evident when she wakes up from being blackout drunk lying next to a murdered man. She doesn’t remember what happened, but she’s pretty sure she didn’t kill him. Things are about to get complicated.
She’s determined to find out what happened and prove to herself and others that she’s innocent. The book takes us on a wild ride across the world.
While I didn’t like Cassie’s behavior at times, it absolutely set the book up in the best way. Also the ending was a bit of a let down. The mystery aspect, not the action. The action was fantastic.
Overall, a good read that inspires me to read more by the author.
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