Review: The Last Flight by Julie Clark

Title: The Last Flight
Author: Julie Clark
Published: June 2020, Sourcebooks Landmark
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Source: Personal copy

Summary: 
Two women. Two Flights. One last chance to disappear.

Claire
Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty,
with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are
elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious.
But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect
husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political
career, and he’s not above using his staff to track Claire’s every move,
making sure she’s living up to his impossible standards. But what he
doesn’t know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.

A
chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose
circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute
decision to switch tickets ― Claire taking Eva’s flight to Oakland, and
Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give
each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away.
But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it’s no
longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the
news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume
Eva’s identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to
keep hidden.

The Last Flight is the story of two
women―both alone, both scared―and one agonizing decision that will
change the trajectory of both of their lives.

My thoughts: This is the first book I’ve read by Julie Clark and it certainly will not be the last. I read this as a buddy read and it was such a great book to read with others.

I loved this book. Not only was it an incredibly fast-paced book that really kept you on your toes, but I loved the fact that it involved two smart women as main characters. That is something we generally don’t see and I thought it was so well-done. I flew through this one, reading it in a matter of hours, unable to put it down. I was so captivated by what was going on and needed to see how these women were going to get themselves out of their individual situations.

I loved the way this story was told, alternating between Claire and Eva’s points of view. I was totally invested in both their story’s and loved how it moved back and forth from the past to the present.

This story moves so quickly that you can’t help but get caught up in it. Between the fierce, strong women and the breakneck pace, you will be flipping those pages, trying to figure out just what is going on and how things will work out. I cannot recommend this one enough!

 

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