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.
So many thanks to Libro.fm for the chance to listen to this audiobook early!
Wow!! This was an exciting book from the very beginning! I listened to most of this story in one day to find out what might happen to the passengers on the plane and the pilot’s family. What a huge moral dilemma the pilot was faced with!
I greatly appreciated the chance to get into the minds of the flight attendants, as well. I assumed the author had experience in the airline industry or did outrageous amounts of research, so it was certainly interesting to learn she is a flight attendant herself. The fact that she wrote much of this story in the air makes it feel all the more realistic! It’s truly amazing how much passengers tend to take for granted when flying.
I loved the suspense and unique feel of this story, though many of the events of 9/11 were surely used for inspiration. I took one star off my rating due to the forced sympathy for the terrorists in the story. I can’t sympathize with people who do evil simply for the sake of the evil done to them. I would have enjoyed the story more if the bad guys could have simply been the bad guys they were. We didn’t need to grasp for redeeming qualities in them – to me, those qualities become null and void when a person wants to murder innocents. I suppose my unfavorable reaction to these characters proves how realistic they came across in the telling!
Kudos to this debut author! I will be looking forward to more of her writing in the future.
Rating: 4 stars