Excerpt from The Flight Attendant

Hopefully you had a happy Easter and picked up some good Easter reading to get you through the week! I hope you are all well and managing the restrictions we’ve faced the last few weeks.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

Today I just started reading The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian. I’m not sure what I think of it so far, but it looks like it could be a good read. The protagonist is clearly broken and ha a lot of issues that don’t make her too relatable, at least to start with. I imagine I’ll get to empathize and relate with her more as I get deeper into the book. The premise has lots of potential.

Chris Bohjalian seems to be a pretty prolific writer but I don’t think I’ve read anything by him before.

But Miranda knew a lot. Miranda knew that she was a flight attendant. Miranda knew her name—at least her first name. Miranda would, Cassie assumed, be the one to call the hotel when Alex missed whatever meeting he was supposed to be in and didn’t answer his cell.

Chris Bohjalian, The Flight Attendant

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, 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?

Comments

  1. I loved this book! I have enjoyed several books by Bohjalian, so he is an automatic “buy now” author. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: ”REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD”

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