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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. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, UK. All Rights Reserved.

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)

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A great ride

you know when you have read a good book when your heartrate returns to normal and you playback the adrenalin ride you have just been on
The author clearly knows her stuff with the aviation links that explain how an aircraft works
I felt like i was onboard the aircraft with all the twist and turns of the life or death choices the captain has to make and with the added action on the ground as the FBI and police battle against time
This book is so well written it could be a great movie and i will be looking for other books by this author
I have noted some of the negative reviews but am pleased that i decided to try the book well worth a listen

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falling

wow a brilliant edge of your seat novel. brilliantly written and great performance

what would you do if you were given a choice live or die.

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Dreadful Cheesy Stereotyping

I plodded through this book with gritted teeth and rolling eyes. It's full of all of the worst American stereotypes you can think of. The author writes as though they're narrating some awful cheesy movie from the 80s full of American hero's, brooding men and terrorism.

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A real thriller

A most exciting and terrifying tale mares only by a somewhat ponderous multiple simultaneous perspective writing style which detracted from the tension
W elm worth reading or listening to

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Not as good as was hoping after hearing a fair bit of hype. Nothing unexpected and fairly formulaic.

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good story good performance

I really enjoyed this though it felt like it was dragging for the last couple of hours. I was ready for it to be over.

I did get mixed up with the characters, there was a lot to keep track of. the pilot and his family, the air stewards, the fbi lads, the terrorists. I was constantly mixing people up and trying to recall who was who.

the main character (pilot) and his wife were instantly likeable and I rooted for them the whole way through.

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Not as hoped

This book had such Potential ! characters had no depth , pointless storyline of going back and forth to a previous time which added confusion. New characters appeared .. which seemed pointless to the story - again that all got quite confusing. I had such high hopes for this book. The movie might be good …

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Very well paced. A terrific listen with wonderful narration complete with tension, a great plot and sympathetic characters

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Fantastic, compulsive listening.

This story grabs you from the preface and doesn't let go until the end.

One minor niggle, this is one of those books that skips back and forth in time within chapters, maybe the printed book/ebook contained bullet points to signify the skip, I don't know, but a couple times I hadn't realised we'd skipped back in time or location etc until we'd been a bit into the section. It was frustrating but not enough of an issue to dock a star.

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Very disappointed

This is a very average novel. The hype has been crazy (and obviously worked as I bought it expecting great things) the characters especially were pretty bad, I just didn't care about them at all, no big surprise in the plot and writing no better that average. No idea where all the hype came from, but do yourself a favour and ignore it.