Since I read the book Hostage in June, I decided to wait a little while before reading Falling by author T.J. Newman. But silly me, I started reading it earlier this week at the airport gate waiting for my flight. After just a few pages, I decided it was not the right day to start this book. The following day, I jumped back in and experienced my second bumpy ride of the week.
Bill Hoffman is the type of pilot airline passengers like to see. Good looking with an air of confidence. When the one-hundred and forty-plus people board Coastal Airways Flight 416 from Los Angeles to New York, Bill is unaware that his wife Claire is being placed in a vest filled with explosives and together with their two children, are being held captive by a terrorist. Once in the air, Bill learns of their abduction and the impossible decision he is being forced to make. Save his family or save the plane.
This tense book is a true thrill ride that fulfills its goal of keeping you on the edge of your seat. The action moves fast as the hope of Bill and his family, along with the rest of the people on the plane getting out of this horrible predicament seems bleaker and bleaker. It’s an impressive debut by author Newman, who had been a flight attendant.
Check out Falling. After your flight.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: July 6, 2021.
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