By: Clare Mackintosh
Publication Date: 06/22/21
My Rating: 5 Stars
"Feels like a blockbuster movie."—Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most...
From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh comes a claustrophobic thriller set over 20 hours on-board the inaugural nonstop flight from London to Sydney.
Mina is trying to focus on her job as a flight attendant, not the problems with her five-year-old daughter back home, or the fissures in her marriage. But the plane has barely taken off when Mina receives a chilling note from an anonymous passenger, someone intent on ensuring the plane never reaches its destination: "The following instructions will save your daughter's life..."
Someone needs Mina's assistance and knows exactly how to make her comply.
When one passenger is killed and then another, Mina knows she must act. But which lives does she save: Her passengers...or her own daughter and husband who are in grave distress back at home?
It's twenty hours to landing. A lot can happen in twenty hours.
For fans of the locked-room mystery of One By One and the heart-stopping tension The Last Flight, Hostage is an explosively addictive thriller about one flight attendant and the agonizing decision that will change her life—and the lives of everyone on-board—forever.
"A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers."
—Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of Find You First
"The airborne equivalent of a classic country house mystery...Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale." - Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"It felt like watching a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done." - Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
"Hypnotically good. Should be a hit, could be a classic..." - Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Fiendishly clever. Mackintosh takes domestic suspense to new heights in this tale of a kidnapped child, hijacked plane, and two parents' desperate fight to save their family." - Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"A propulsive read―Hostage will have you questioning 'What would you do?' at every turn." - Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Wife
"A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end―a fantastic read!" - Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Her
"A mind-blowing read that questions everything you know about somebody. A triumph!" - Sandie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman
About the Author
With over 2 million copies of her books sold worldwide, number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of I Let You Go, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It also won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2016. Both Clare's second and third novels, I See You and Let Me Lie, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. All three of her books were selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and together have been translated into over thirty-five languages.
Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.