Hostage (Hardcover)

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Whether you read thrillers or not, HOSTAGE is a book for you! Clare Mackintosh strings you along with gripping, short chapters, revealing enough information to keep the pages turning. Everything was not as it seemed, and the twist at the end made this one of the best books I have read this year. This was my first Clare Mackintosh book, but it certainly won't be my last! For those who like thrillers or are curious about thrillers, locked-room-esque mysteries (this is not one of those, however), and plot driven books. I loved HOSTAGE because everything was not as it seemed which kept me on the edge of my seat.
(Note on subject matter: includes infertility, abuse, affair, divorce, kidnapping, language, anaphylaxis, sexual assault, hostage situation, and death)
—Kirsten Wilson, Snail Readers Circle

— From Readers Circle Recommendations


Feels like a blockbuster movie.--Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone

Mackintosh is a pro...the final scene in the book almost made me sick as I read it. I mean that as a compliment of the highest order.--The New York Times

You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most...

From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh comes a claustrophobic thriller set over 20 hours on-board the inaugural nonstop flight from London to Sydney.

Mina is trying to focus on her job as a flight attendant, not the problems with her five-year-old daughter back home, or the fissures in her marriage. But the plane has barely taken off when Mina receives a chilling note from an anonymous passenger, someone intent on ensuring the plane never reaches its destination: The following instructions will save your daughter's life...

Someone needs Mina's assistance and knows exactly how to make her comply.

When one passenger is killed and then another, Mina knows she must act. But which lives does she save: Her passengers...or her own daughter and husband who are in grave distress back at home?

It's twenty hours to landing. A lot can happen in twenty hours.

For fans of the locked-room mystery of One by One and the heart-stopping tension The Last Flight, Hostage is an explosively addictive thriller about one flight attendant and the agonizing decision that will change her life--and the lives of everyone on-board--forever.

Praise for Hostage:

A banger of a book with a truly agonizing 'what would you do?'
--Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One by One

Hypnotically good. Should be a hit, could be a classic...
--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

Fiendishly clever.
--Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before She Disappeared

A propulsive read.
--Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Wife

A nail-biter of a thriller.
--Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728245522
ISBN-10: 1728245524
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2021
Pages: 368
Language: English