Book review of Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Front Cover of Hostage by Clare Mackintosh
Front Cover of Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

About Clare

Clare Mackintosh is an award-winning writer with over 2 million books sold. Find out more about her by visiting her page here

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

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.

My Thoughts

As far as introductions go this hooked me straight away.

I was delighted to receive an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I’d also like to point out that I am a member of Clare’s Facebook book group so have a soft spot for her! Saying that this is the first full novel I have read of hers.

I am not going to go into detail about the content of the book and concentrate on my thoughts about the writing and my enjoyment of it.

Clare developed the characters fairly quickly and I found them to be balanced with both endearing and warming facets shown alongside parts of the characters that were less admirable attributes.

Mina the main character left me feeling such a sense of camaraderie, she was put in an impossible situation and I have no idea how I would respond to it.

The book kept up a good pace and had lots of little surprise bombs littered throughout that just kept throwing me at every turn.

Sophie was such a fabulous character and as a child with different needs her overall wit and level of intelligence for one so you was evident.

I enjoyed every page wanting to find out what would happen next with a desire to make it last longer..

The most amazing last twist which in my opinion is worth reading the book for alone!

Red and Black Bookmark with an elephant charm
Red and Black Bookmark with an elephant charm

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