Hostage

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You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most. The atmosphere on board the inaugural non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Numerous celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class and journalists will be waiting on the ground to greet the plane. Mina is one of a hand-picked team of flight attendants chosen for the landmark journey. She’s trying to focus on the task in hand, and not worry about her troubled five-year-old daughter back at home with her husband. Or the cataclysmic problems 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. Someone who needs Mina’s assistance and who knows exactly how to make her comply. It’s twenty hours to landing. A lot can happen in twenty hours.

ISBN: 9780751577068 Author: Mackintosh, Clare Publisher: Sphere Publication Date: 8th July 2021 Imprint: Sphere Cover: Hardback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 389 Language: English Edition: Hardback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

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

‘A NAIL-BITER OF A THRILLER’ SHARI LAPENA
‘HYPNOTICALLY GOOD’ LEE CHILD
‘FEELS LIKE A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE’ LISA JEWELL
‘THE BOOK OF THE SUMMER’ SUN

The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey.

Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on the passengers, instead of her troubled five-year-old daughter back at home – or the cataclysmic problems in her marriage.

But soon after the plane takes off, Mina receives a chilling anonymous note. Someone wants to make sure the plane never reaches its destination. They’re demanding her cooperation . . . and they know exactly how to get it.

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

THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK AND INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘The queen of nail-biting suspenseIRISH INDEPENDENT

‘A rip-roaring finaleGUARDIAN

Propulsive – will have you questioning “what would you do?” at every turn‘ KARIN SLAUGHTER

Mackintosh is a proNEW YORK TIMES

‘Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifyingHEAT

‘When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn’t mess around‘ LINWOOD BARCLAY

‘An incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever endingGOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It’ll leave you breathless‘ JANE FALLON

‘A smart pay-offTHE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE

‘A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller’ ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM MAGAZINE

‘A banger of a book with a truly agonising “what would you do?”‘ RUTH WARE

‘A thrilling, chilling gut-punch of a book’ RED

‘Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?’ TAMMY COHEN

‘I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight’ PRIMA

‘I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! Mind-blowing‘ SANDIE JONES

‘The year’s most intriguing high-concept plot’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller‘ ALLIE REYNOLDS

‘Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat actionFABULOUS

‘A stunning twistLITERARY REVIEW

‘Mackintosh has raised her gamePUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW

Heart-stoppingCRIME FICTION MONTHLY

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