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Hostage: The gripping new Sunday Times bestselling thriller (English Edition) Formato Kindle
THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK AND INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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 queen of nail-biting suspense' IRISH INDEPENDENT
'Utterly riveting, with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns' LUCY FOLEY
'A rip-roaring finale' GUARDIAN
'Propulsive - will have you questioning "what would you do?" at every turn' KARIN SLAUGHTER
'Mackintosh is a pro' NEW YORK TIMES
'Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying' HEAT
'When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around' LINWOOD BARCLAY
'An incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless' JANE FALLON
'A smart pay-off' THE 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 action' FABULOUS
'A stunning twist' LITERARY REVIEW
'Mackintosh has raised her game' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
'Heart-stopping' CRIME FICTION MONTHLY
Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale ― GUARDIAN
Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer ― SUN
An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt -- LUCY FOLEY
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read! -- SHARI LAPENA
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying ― HEAT
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done -- LISA JEWELL
A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn -- KARIN SLAUGHTER
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight ― PRIMA
When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers -- LINWOOD BARCLAY
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book ― RED
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless -- JANE FALLON
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending ― GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot ― DAILY EXPRESS
A smart pay-off ― THE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense ― IRISH INDEPENDENT
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
We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro ― NEW YORK TIMES
Chilling! ― BELLA
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is? -- TAMMY COHEN
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller! ― SUN ON SUNDAY, FABULOUS MAGAZINE
Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller -- ALLIE REYNOLDS
I am still on the floor! I thought I knew where it was going, then I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! A mind-blowing read -- SANDIE JONES
A truly gripping and terrifying story ― WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping ― HERALD
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game ― PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
A chilling read that you won't want to put down ― CLOSER
Page after page of unrelenting suspense . . . hard to put down as readers are willingly lured on by one plot twist after another . . . A gifted writer with a captivating voice ― NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
Clare Mackintosh has an enviable talent for creating credible families and putting them in enough jeopardy to make the story fly while stirring up emotions of all kinds ― LITERARY REVIEW
Heart-stopping ― CRIME FICTION MONTHLY
An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully ― WOMAN'S WAY
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read ― NEW
Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year ― NB MAGAZINE
Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot! ― PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH
So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride ― REAL PEOPLE
Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter ― EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
Clare Mackintosh is one of the most reliably excellent authors of domestic thrillers ... I read this book so, so quickly - it was hard to put down and one of those books that made it a real challenge to not flick to the end to see what was going to happen. ― BOOKBRUNCH --Questo testo si riferisce alla paperback edizione.
Descrizione del libro
- ASIN : B08KXTTP51
- Editore : Sphere (22 giugno 2021)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 2996 KB
- Da testo a voce : Abilitato
- Screen Reader : Supportato
- Miglioramenti tipografici : Abilitato
- X-Ray : Abilitato
- Word Wise : Abilitato
- Lunghezza stampa : 372 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 70,411 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
- Recensioni dei clienti:
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A mixture between a domestic thriller and a locked-room mystery, you've got to love this adrenaline-pumping story with a clever plot, well-developed characters and a fantastic setting!
Who’s afraid of flying? I definitely wasn’t before reading this book.
Mina, our MC, is a flight attendant and adoptive mother to 5-year-old Sophia. When she boards her inaugural non-stop flight to Sydney with an impending sense of doom, she almost feels guilty for wanting some time off from looking after a troubled, albeit prodigious, child.
Her guilt quickly turns to terror when she receives a handwritten message telling her to follow instructions or her daughter will die! Her whole world is turned upside down when she discovers that communication with the outside world have been cut off and she only has a few minutes to make a decision that could decide the fate of 350 passengers.
From then on you are in the thick of it as we go from what is happening on board the plane to Adam, Mina's husband at home as he fights for his life and that of his daughter!
The setting was very original and I loved how the ending of each chapter left you craving the next one.
My only reason for not giving 5 stars was that the "cause" was a bit far-fetched, and because I had to suspend my belief while reading the epilogue! 😳
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Normally I can be much more articulate with my reviews but gahhhhhhh. I am lost for words (my husband would be happy!)
This book reads like a blockbuster movie. Unputdownable is not a word I use very often, but it sums up this book perfectly. Slow to start, but I absolutely devoured it; locking myself away from my family to finish it.
I was equal parts eager to chew through it as quickly as possible, and conscious that I should savour every word of it because it's not very often that you get a read as delectable as this!
Mina, Adam, and Sophia are well rounded characters who all developed as the story moved on, and as with any good book I grew to care about their ever after. But for me, the thing that clinched the 5* review, aside from the ups and downs, the well paced suspense, the nagging whodunnit, the burning desire for a favouable outcome, the mic drop of this entire ride was the epilogue.
Wow. Just wow.
Highly recommended, but please keep your seatbelt fastened... you're going to need it!
And I’m sorry but really you would have to be a very shallow person to allow this to happen. I’m pretty sure that there are other ways of alerting the crew and this scenario would be well rehearsed.
I love Clare’s books and read it to the end but this was only because of loyalty to the writer.
Clare I know that it is difficult to keep coming up with new plots and twists but please make your story believable I love your writing and want to be thrilled by your story.
There is something about a hijacking scenario that makes for compelling reading / viewing. The concept is certainly nothing new - there is a long history major cinema blockbusters dating right back (at least) to the first "Airport" movie in 1970 and numerous examples since then that cinema-going audiences have readily consumed. The basic premise is generally pretty familiar, but when it is done well, it is a format that keeps bringing its audience back for more and perhaps picking up a few new devotees along the way. So, when an accomplished writer like Clare Mackintosh decides to pen a hijack-based thriller, the temptation to read it is a very difficult one to resist!
Mina finds herself as one of the hand-picked flight attendants on-board the inaugural non-stop flight from London to Sydney. The publicity surrounding the flight is huge - there are a number of celebrities on the flight and it is very much at the centre of media attention ... which also makes it an appealing high profile target for a group of people with their own agenda.
Once again, Clare Mackintosh has delivered a highly entertaining novel. The book's title, cover graphics and synopsis will have already provided the reader with a broad idea of what to expect, but there is enough about the background and the actual execution of the story to make this sufficiently fresh and appealing. I will be deliberately light on any detail in this respect, as even "minor" spoilers could potentially detract from your own enjoyment.
Suffice to say anyone who enjoys crime fiction, adventure stories or previous books by Clare Mackintosh should definitely add this to their reading list.
WOW this book is SO BAD. What could have been a thrilling and fast paced read is mind numbingly terrible. I can suspend a certain amount of reality for fiction and indeed love a bit of escapism. This was just beyond ridiculous. Not only was the story line terrible. The whole narrative was boring. The characters unlikable and one dimensional. Adam - who cares? Mina - how stupid do you need to be to do what she did? Everyone else - meh. Who cares? I read a lot and this is the worst book I’ve read in a long time. Absolute struggle to finish it. Avoid.