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Summary

You just boarded a flight to New York.

There are 143 other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that 30 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.

©2021 T. J. Newman (P)2021 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet." (Don Winslow)

"The best thriller I’ve read in years. Buckle up." (Adrian McKinty)

"Falling is the best kind of thriller (for me as a reader anyway). Characters you care deeply about. Nonstop, totally authentic suspense." (James Patterson)

"Think Speed on a passenger jet - with the cockpit dials turned up to supersonic." (Ian Rankin)

"Amazing.... Intense suspense, shocks and scares plus chilling insider authenticity make this one very special." (Lee Child) 

"A jet-propelled thriller that will have you in its grip from first page to last. A truly astonishing debut and an incredible work of pure suspense." (Steve Cavanagh) 

"T.J. Newman has taken a brilliant idea, a decade of real life experience and crafted the perfect summer thriller. Relentlessly paced and unforgettable." (Janet Evanovich) 

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Great thrill ride

I really enjoyed this, it was a great thriller almost from the get go. The narrator didn't seem suited though, I'm used to more dynamic narration. Considering done of the scenes, the reading stated fairly flat and I think more contrast in speed and enthusiasm would have made it stand out.
The story is really good. It's clear that the author has her experience as a flight attendant and I think she was able to tell this story in a way that someone without her experience couldn't have done, it really adds a depth to it.
I look forward to seeing what she writes next

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  • 14-06-21

High-quality nonsense

Credit to the author, this is fast-paced and often feels cinematic.
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For me the central plot holes and illogical plan of the terrorists made it much less enjoyable.
The politics around the terrorists' motivation are handled in an ugly and insensitive way.
This book has all the literary merit of a baked bean. It feels like it was written purely to attract people to buy film rights. From an interesting premise it gets really unimaginative quickly and uses every possible action movie cliche. For all the hype, it's weak.

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A blockbuster movie in book form.

Perfectly paced, with tension and suspense on every page. The adjective “unputdownable.” was made for this book. It's a blockbuster movie in book form, and Steven Weber’s narration takes this thriller to another level. I listened to the whole book in one day. Incredible!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Feel good yarn

I enjoyed this fairly predictable story. The narration was very good. The cabin crew were done so well. But schmaltzy but had me blubbing at the end. Would get this author's next audiobook