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Hostage

"This hugely impressive and exciting yet thought-provoking read thrills as it sends thoughts soaring into the unknown."

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Hostage would make the most perfectly fabulous holiday read, if you’re brave enough! On board the first non-stop flight from the UK to Australia, a flight attendant is given a horrifying either/or decision to make. Author Clare Mackintosh sets emotions rocketing from the get-go. I love her writing, she always successfully captures the entirety of my concentration and I know I need to set plenty of read-in-one-sitting time aside. This is incredibly visual, people, places, and the plot all popped into my minds eye and I felt, really felt as though I was there. The first person narrative is used to great effect, it allows you access to a number of people, toying with preconceived ideas and encouraging thoughts to explore. The tension keeps expanding, gathering new observations, and I can honestly say that I had absolutely no idea where I was going to end up. The last few chapters hit hard, and as for the epilogue, well, I’ll just proclaim it, and the last sentence in particular, an absolute doozie! Hostage is a monster of a fabulous read, clever yet entertaining, thoughtful yet provocative, I declare it a LoveReading Star Book.

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The less said the better about this latest nail-biter from Mackintosh. A kind of locked-room mystery aboard an intercontinental flight in which a flight attendant is given an impossible choice by terrorists: bring down the plane if you want your daughter at home to live. But there is a dark underbelly to this tale, and the stunning, unsettling conclusion will stick with you long after you’ve put that jaw of yours back in place. - Selected by Linwood Barclay, Our Autumn 2021 Guest Editor. Click here to read the full Guest Editor Piece.

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