Read it to the end because I found author's detail on flight attendant life to be pretty accurate. The drinking, however, was a little bit too exagerated & the bragging by the flight attendant to other co-workers wouldn't be accurate at all. Had the focus not been so centered on the alcoholism, even though it was the basis for Cassi's overall behavior, it really didn't add as much to the story as I think the author hoped it would. The ending got a little bit confusing as to the way Cassie ended up being an informant. Seems the book dragged on & the author sped it up to finally end it all. Just like some movies that never seem to be able to find a way to end & close the door.
I thought this book sounded interesting and I liked the plot. The beginning got my interest and started in a way that was somewhat suspenseful but I thought that the beginning and ending were the best parts of the book. The in between was slow and took me awhile to get through. The language of the author is good though and he knows how to write. It kept me wanting to find out what happens.
I read it because I loved his other books. I was a bit disappointed, even though I read it to the end.
This is a not so very thrilling thriller. It starts off ok, but then just gets to long and predictable. Cassie the flighty flight attendant. She's a drunk, and is always drinking and she's pretty dumb, which is kind of sad. I like a strong female lead, not a hot mess of girl who has gotten herself in trouble all the time for drinking and sleeping around with men on her flights. She's not a likeable character.. I do admit at times I felt sorry for her, but that's about it.. The plot twist at the end.. I knew it.
This is the first novel that I have read by this author. He gets good reviews because of his character development, and I agree with that. I think the author wrote the number of pages necessary for his publisher and then used the lazy method of an epilogue two years in the future to finish the book. The book was entertaining to read and had many thrilling moments, but left the story lines of minor characters completely unfinished. I also did not like his use of interview reports to further the plot.
I will probably read this author's books when I have a long flight and want something that keeps my attention. Kind of a thriller beach read.
Marcley Apr 20, 2018
I agree with most of the other comments about this book. It was "Okay", Not "Page turning"
The main character, Cassie, a flight attendant, meets a gentleman on her flight to Dubai, has drinks, then goes to his room. She has an alcohol problem and her memory is Extremely clouded. She wakes up in the morning next to a dead body. The rest of the book is the mystery and finding out who killed him. It took me a couple weeks to finish this book, not a good sign that it's a good book.
I read this because everyone else was :)
It's not a life-changing novel but It's a good summer read. It didn't end like I assumed it would, and it kept me entertained. I'd recommend it for a beach read.
Ami-Summer/read by end of 2018
DNF - another unreliable, unlikable protagonist.
I went to an author reading just before the Flight Attendant was published and Chris Bohjalian couldn't have been more charming. For that reason I really wanted to enjoy this book but bogged down before things got rolling.
Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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