The Last Flight is a deliciously suspenseful thriller that kept me on the toes from start to finish. I didn’t want to put it down. My only complaint is that the ending felt abrupt. The action was starting to get really intense when the last chapter swiftly stepped in to wrap up the book. It’s not that I felt the ending was bad, I just think it could have been drawn out a little bit more. Or perhaps I simply didn’t want the book to be over so quickly.
The book tells the story of Eva and Claire, two women who are on the run from their past. Eva is a reluctant drug dealer ready to change her life. Claire is the emotionally and physically abused wife of a secretly manipulative, well-known politician. When Eva and Claire serendipitously meet in an airport, they decide to switch places to save themselves and each other. However, as you might imagine, things don’t go quite as planned. When Claire lands and realizes that the flight she should have been on – the one carrying Eva – has gone down, Claire must decide how to handle this twist of fate while honoring Eva’s life and dealing with some unintended consequences.
While certainly not perfect, The Last Flight is entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an unhesitating page-turner. The twists and turns made me audibly gasp. I could see this book getting picked up for a movie script – a 90-minute thriller starring America Ferrera as Eva and Nathalie Emmanuel as Claire.