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Claire sembra avere una vita ideale: una bella casa a Manhattan, un marito politico in carriera e rampollo di una ricca dinastia. Ma dietro le apparenze idilliache si nasconde un uomo violento. Claire inizia a progettare una fuga, e l’incontro casuale nel bar dell’aeroporto JFK con Eva, anche lei in una situazione difficile, le serve l’occasione su un piatto d’argento: le due si scambiano i biglietti aerei e quindi le identità. Ma l’aereo sul quale viaggia Eva/Claire precipita e la ragazza, di conseguenza, viene data per morta.
Ora Claire ha più che mai la possibilità di “sparire” e rifarsi un’esistenza, ma ben presto comprende che probabilmente la vita di Eva, con il suo pericoloso passato, non è quella giusta per ricominciare da zero. Soprattutto perché il suo posto sull’aereo viene ritrovato vuoto dagli addetti al recupero dei corpi e forse la ragazza non è salita a bordo.
L’ultimo volo è la storia di due donne – entrambe sole, entrambe spaventate – che riescono a trasformare in possibilità le difficoltà della vita.
New York, Flughafen JFK: Claire soll nach Puerto Rico reisen, um ihren Mann, einen ehrgeizigen Politiker, beim Wahlkampf zu unterstützen. Doch in Wahrheit will sie nichts als fliehen – vor seinen gewalttätigen Übergriffen und der lückenlosen Kontrolle, die er über sie ausübt. Sie kommt mit Eva ins Gespräch, die bei ihrem schwerkranken Mann Sterbehilfe geleistet hat. Zu Hause in Kalifornien erwartet sie die Polizei. Innerhalb weniger Sekunden beschließen sie, die Bordkarten zu tauschen und sich gegenseitig ein neues Leben zu schenken.
Erleichtert landet Claire in Kalifornien. In Evas Haus gibt es allerdings keine Hinweise auf einen Ehemann. Dann erfährt sie, dass das Flugzeug nach Puerto Rico abgestürzt ist. Und kurz darauf entdeckt sie die vermeintlich abgestürzte Eva in einer Fernsehreportage über das Unglück. Lebendig. Hat sie die Flucht in das Leben einer Anderen am Ende doch nur in eine Falle gelockt?
Meg Varnum. Maggie Littleton. Meg Upton. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. I'm not a con artist as much as an avenger. A righter of wrongs. But nothing about me is real, other than my desire to hold men like you accountable for the things you've done.
I don't break any laws, and what I take is given willingly. I can't be blamed for how easy it is to manipulate you. It's a discipline involving confidence, cleverness, and deception. And now, I'm about to work my final trick . . . this time under my real name. Because when it's done, I want you to know who I am and remember what you did to me.
Combining blistering pace with brilliant female characters, this is the unforgettable new thriller from the author of the international bestseller and number one ebook bestseller The Flight, called 'absolutely sensational!' by Jo Spain.
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY BESTSELLER, & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!
"The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbing—not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin."—The New York Times Book Review
Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.
Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns bright and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move.
What he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish. A plan that takes her to the airport, poised to run from it all. But a chance meeting in the airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision.
The two women switch tickets, with Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico crashes, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.
For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women—both alone, both scared—and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.
Praise for The Last Flight:
"The Last Flight is a wild ride: One part Strangers on a Train, one part Breaking Bad, with more twists than an amusement park roller coaster! Julie Clark is a devilishly inventive storyteller."
—Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear and Pretty Things
"The Last Flight is everything you want in a book: a gripping story of suspense; haunting, vulnerable characters; and a chilling and surprising ending that stays with you long after the last page."
—Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mother
"The perfect combination of beautiful prose and high suspense, and an ending that I guarantee will catch you off guard."
—Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Dear Wife and The Marriage Lie
"The Last Flight sweeps you into a thrilling story of two desperate women who will do anything to escape their lives. Both poignant and addictive, you'll race through the pages to the novel's chilling end. A must read of the summer!"
—Kaira Rouda, internationally bestselling author of Best Day Ever and The Favorite
Meg ist eine Frau mit vielen Namen. Sie schleicht sich in das Leben anderer mit nur einem Ziel: Skrupellose Männer, die sich auf Kosten von Frauen bereichern, sollen um ihr Vermögen und ihren guten Ruf gebracht werden. Nun hat Meg ihren letzten Plan geschmiedet: Endlich will sie den Mann zu Fall bringen, der ihr Leben und das ihrer Mutter vor über zehn Jahren zerstörte. Aber sie ahnt nicht, dass ihr jemand auf den Fersen ist … Journalistin Kat beobachtet Meg schon seit Jahren. Sie ist fasziniert von der Frau mit den vielen Gesichtern, doch sie hat auch noch eine Rechnung mit ihr offen. Als Meg die Schlinge um das letzte Opfer immer enger zieht, muss Kat sich fragen, wie weit sie bereit ist zu gehen.
The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige can’t answer—until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives.
Paige’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel as the truth of Miles’s paternity threatens to destroy everything she has grown to cherish. As Paige slowly opens herself up—by befriending an eccentric mother, confronting her own deeply buried vulnerabilities, and trying to make sense of her absent father’s unexpected return—she realizes breakthroughs aren’t only for the lab. But when tragedy strikes, Paige must face the consequences of sharing a secret only she knows.
With grace and humor, Julie Clark shows that while the science is fascinating, solving these intimate mysteries of who we are and where we come from unleashes emotions more complex than the strands of DNA that shape us.
Ultimately aiming to understand how urban residents can successfully influence or manage change in their own communities, contributing authors interrogate the complex relationships between policy, planning, economic development, governance systems, history and urban morphology. Alongside more conventional methods, analytical approaches include built form analysis, participant observation, photographic analysis and urban labs.
Appealing to upper level undergraduate and masters' students, academics and others involved in urban renewal, the book offers a rich combination of theoretical insight and empirical analysis, contributing to literature on gentrification, the right to the city, and community participation in neighbourhood change.
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Economic restructuring and demographic change have in recent years placed much strain on urban areas with the effects falling disproportionately on neighbourhoods that were previously underpinned by industry and manufacturing. This has presented policy makers and city planners with a binary choice: to resist change and stagnate or to change and attempt to keep up with the pace of global demand. This edited book tells the story of how urban transformation impacts on people’s lives and everyday interactions – to question where and to whom benefit accrues from these changes.
Urban Transformations offers insight into both risk and reward as local communities and public authorities creatively address the challenge of building vital and sustainable urban environments. The authors in this edited collection argue that understanding the specifics of community, space and place is crucial to delivering insights into how, where, when, why and for whom urban areas might successfully transform. The chapters investigate urban change using a range of approaches, and case studies from the four corners of the Earth – from the United States to Iran; from the United Kingdom to Canada. The varying scales at which governance or regeneration initiatives operate, the nature and composition of urban communities, and the local or global interests of different private sector actors all raise questions for urban policy and practice. It is important to not only consider the drivers of regeneration, but its beneficiaries need to be identified.
This edited volume addresses and elaborates on critical issues facing urban transformation and renewal as a basis for future discussion on strategies for ‘successful’ urban transformation.