Book: The Last Flight
Author: Julie Clark
This is my 54th read of the year
This is the story of Claire. She has a seemingly wonderful life - married to a powerful man, wanting for nothing. But the reality is that Claire is in an abusive relationship that she needs to escape desperately.
She puts a plan in place to escape until her husband changes her plans. She is at the airport when she meets someone else - Eva - also trying to escape her life - and the two women decide to help each other. They swap flights hoping that this is what they both need to start over.
When the plane Claire was supposed to be on goes down, Claire thinks she is free. Cut off completely from her old life, she starts to put a plan in motion to completely disappear. She thinks she will step into Eva's life and that will be the last of Claire. However - things don't always work out like they should.
This was a fair book. It did keep me entertained, and on the edge of my seat for the first part of the story. It was pretty suspenseful but I did figure out quite quickly how it was going to end. No twists for me in this one. Claire is a much more interesting character to me than Eva - Eva's chapters seemed long and drawn out.
This book is also heavy on the "men are terrible" theme. There are no good men in this book at all. Every women in the story had a terrible back story with a terrible man. This happens a lot in books, I know, but to me it is always a bit much.