Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book Review: The Passenger: A Novel by Lisa Lutz /Mystery & Thrillers /NETGALLEY ARC

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of The Passenger: A Novel by Lisa Lutz. 

Title: The Passenger: A Novel
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Author: Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Language: English
Hardcover: 320 pages
Meet the Author: Lisa Lutz
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, Lisa Lutz’s latest blistering thriller is about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past: you’ll want to buckle up for the ride!

In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.

It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret…can she outrun her past?

With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.

My Thoughts

Have to say this is one of the best Thrillers I have ever read. Kept me interested, kept me guessing what was going on the whole time. I did not want it to end but at the same I wanted answers, all of them, after all the twists that the story takes you through. 

One thing I liked the most, the ending, not disappointing at all. The Passenger is the story of Tanya, who runs from her home after her husband Frank falls down the stairs. She claims she did not have anything to do with his death but it was in that moment when I was decided to keep reading and find out if she was or was not innocent. 

The writing style is so unique and the main character who happens to be the narrator, what a unique voice as well. Tanya is one of these characters that you just cannot get out of your mind. I wanted to know her, to know what was going in her mind, a very powerful individual. While writing this review Im still thinking all the feelings, all the emotions. Believable characters, just the right pace, not boring , where it is easy to keep up with the story line.
The Passenger, a book with all the elements to make it a great thriller, a book that will keep you turning the pages and looking for answers, a very powerful narrator and many unexpected turns. I totally recommend it.

Thank you Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. One of the best book I have ever read.


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