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Hostage
Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
The atmosphere on board the inaugural non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Numerous celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class and journalists will be waiting on the ground to greet the plane.
Mina is one of a hand-picked team of flight attendants chosen for the landmark journey. She's trying to focus on the task in hand, and not worry about her troubled five-year-old daughter back at home with her husband. Or the cataclysmic problems in her marriage.
But the plane has barely taken off when Mina receives a chilling note from an anonymous passenger, someone intent on ensuring the plane never reaches its destination. Someone who needs Mina's assistance and who knows exactly how to make her comply.
It's twenty hours to landing.
A lot can happen in twenty hours . . .
A contemporary twist on the claustrophobic, locked-room setting of classic Agatha Christie novels, with the heart-stopping emotional intensity of ROOM - this is the explosive new thriller from number one Sunday Times bestselling author, Clare Mackintosh.
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Acoleman
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This was a page turner. Gripping all the way through. At the end I was wondering why it wasn‘t over until the last little twist that summed it all up.

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Cinfhen
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This book was good. If you‘re going to compare to Falling, both involve a hijacked plane with a flight attendant‘s family being held as collateral, this one was definitely better, however audio narration was HORRIBLE. I did switch to print for some of it, but I was too engrossed in the story to stop, so I went back to audio while I was busy doing chores. Parts were hard to believe & the hijacker‘s motives were a bit extreme but…👇🏽

Cinfhen there was at least one plot twist I absolutely did not see coming!!!! And that made this book a winner!!!! I definitely would recommend PRINT!!! Another book from @MallenNC #NYWD list and works for #PoP22 #SetOnPlaneTrainOrCruiseShip
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MallenNC I read this one in print so I didn‘t know about the narrator. I agree with your review. Didn‘t see the last twist coming at all. 3w
MallenNC Also I haven‘t read Falling but I‘m curious about it. I enjoy Clare MacIntosh so I knew hers would be good. 3w
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Cinfhen The narrator did nothing to change her tone @MallenNC so it was difficult to know who‘s POV I was listening to as there was Mina, Adam, and the passengers!! I think 11 different pov‘s and just one lousy reader. This needed to be a multi cast narration!!!! But the story was SUPER fun even if some parts were implausible. And yes, I adored the ending 3w
Cinfhen My FAVORITE thriller is still this one by Clare Macintosh @MallenNC 3w
MallenNC @Cinfhen I love that one! 3w
Cinfhen It‘s THE BEST @MallenNC 3w
Laughterhp Yes, I really enjoyed this one. The twist at the end was good. And yes, the hijackers reasoning was a bit silly. 3w
monalyisha Ha! Too funny. A narrator can really make or break and audiobook. 3w
Cinfhen This was the first time I was really disappointed by an awful narration @monalyisha usually they add to the story not distract 😖 3w
Cinfhen It seemed like the author wanted to be relevant or current going that route with her hijackers @Laughterhp 🙄 3w
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Cinfhen
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Starting book 3 from @MallenNC #NYWD list
In the mood for something light…
Works for #pop22 #SetOnPlaneTrainOrCruiseShip

Itchyfeetreader Oh I missed interest that she had a new one out - onto the epic tbr it goes 3w
TrishB I enjoyed this one as a quick light read 👍🏻 3w
MallenNC This one was a page turner for me. I read it when I was also in the mood for a thriller after reading a lot of heavy nonfiction. 3w
BarbaraBB I am always in the mood for a good thriller. Looking forward to your review! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m liking the action so far but the audio narration is HORRIBLE!!!! I think I‘m gonna switch to print @Itchyfeetreader @TrishB @MallenNC @BarbaraBB 3w
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LKK526
Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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A flight attendant‘s family is threatened by eco-terrorists on a non-stop voyage from London to Sydney, Australia. The book switches among various passengers, and the flight attendant‘s husband, and the terrorists who are identified by pseudonyms. Also at stake is the flight attendant‘s five-year old daughter.

This is an engaging book if you are looking for light reading during the holidays.

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candority
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It is hard to review Hostage without spoiling it. My full review has spoilers: https://bit.ly/3miTs0p

Generally speaking though, this book lacked the tension that I expected it to have. Mackinstosh tried to tackle too many topics and one of the storylines felt unnecessary. I didn‘t like the motivation behind the hostage situation itself, and while I think Mackintosh had good intentions, the way the story was written sends the wrong message.

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EadieB
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#Hostage #ClareMackintosh #20in4 #Readathon #BookSpinBingo

Mina is trying to focus on her job as a flight attendant and not the problems of her five-year-old daughter back home or the problems with her marriage. The inaugural nonstop flight between London and Sydney will take 20 hours. The plane has barely taken off when Mina receives a chilling threat from an anonymous passenger who is intent on ensuring the plane never reaches its destination.

EadieB Someone who needs Mina's assistance and who knows exactly how to make her comply. A lot can happen in 20 hours. You can save hundreds of lives, or the one that matters most. This is a page-turner with a surprise ending that I didn't see coming. It was a slow-start but once it took off the suspense began to build. 2mo
EadieB The chapters switch between 3 points of view, Mina, Adam (her husband) and a passenger. If you like books that feel like roller coaster rides, then you will like this one. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Andrew65 Another author I am yet to get to. 2mo
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janeycanuck
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Oh man - this hit the sweet spot of what I needed in a thriller with sort of the slow, steady unravelling. Mackintosh created such a layered story that just played everything so well and I loved interjecting the passenger stories in between Mina & Adam's narratives. I'll definitely need to start in on Mackintosh's back list soon.

Book 2/4 for #OutstandingOctober

Andrew65 Sounds good. Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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MallenNC
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I finished this yesterday for #OutstandingOctober readathon. It‘s a great thriller that‘s really well paced with good twists. A couple of them I saw coming but others completely surprised me. I have not read Falling, but I‘m anxious to compare them soon. I‘m glad I read this when I have no flights planned!

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Laughterhp
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A very cramped #BookReport this week

Finished 4 books, 1 audiobook

#CurrentlyReading - have 4 books in progress, #ADOWRTR, an audiobook (so upset they changed narrators in Dresden Files), an ebook and physical book

#WeeklyForecast - Finish 3 of the books and get started on more fantasy!

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Laughterhp
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Wow! I could not stop listening to this one. I was late for meetings because I was so absorbed in this book! I don‘t really want to say anything because I wasn‘t 100% the storyline and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

It may make me hesitate to get on a plane in the future.

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kstadt929
Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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✈️ Loved the twists and suspense in this one ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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kplovesbooks
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I snagged this one for $1.99 on Kindle yesterday. I've seen so much hype about it on bookstagram. Hoping it's as good as they say! Any thoughts??

BookDragonNotWorm I couldn't resist and grabbed it too! 🤞 4mo
kplovesbooks @BookDragonNotWorm LOL!! 😂👍 4mo
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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This was an enjoyable, fast-paced read. Five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📚❤️

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guinsgirlreads
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Holy thriller!! This book never stops!

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candc320
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I really enjoyed this one! Each chapter was so exhilarating and even though it took me forever to finish (no fault of the story) it was really hard to put it down when I did pick it up to read. I will say, I kind of knew the big twists before they were revealed so wasn‘t all that shocked. However it didn‘t deter from my overall enjoyment. Perfect for a tense, thrilling read! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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This will be my next read. Just as soon as my head stops spinning from Rock Paper Scissors. 😁 I can‘t wait to start this one. 📚❤️

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guinsgirlreads
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Started this one this morning! Good so far… 👍🏻🥳

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ClairesReads
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Hostage had its moments. At times it was relatively compelling, but in the end it just had too much going on for me. The accumulated clutter of plot concepts made each of the elements less convincing. An okay read but not one I‘d rush to.

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DarkMina
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131 of 2021. This was a quick read for me. It was fast paced and had good twists. I enjoyed it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TrishB
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Enjoyed this one. Fast paced, twisty thriller with a very subtle twist at the end.

MsMelissa I need more time in my day to read all of these great books! I have this one on my TBR mountain so I‘m glad that you liked it. 5mo
ClairesReads Just picked this up from the library- looking forward to it 5mo
ShelleyBooksie The end totally made this book for me 5mo
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TrishB @MsMelissa definitely need more hours! 5mo
TrishB @ClairesReads it‘s a good quick read 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB @ShelleyBooksie yes, a good crafted ending 😁 5mo
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Cazxxx
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This was a good one, I only started it last night and couldn‘t put it down. A really good thriller with an interesting plot and a great ending!
4 ⭐️

TrishB Just half way through this now! 5mo
Cazxxx @TrishB I thought it was really good 👍🏻 5mo
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candc320
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Dropping everything to start this one at lunch today!

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Traci1
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Having just read Falling last week, I couldn't help but compare the two books. This one was far better, in my opinion. The characters were better written, the plot had fewer (though not 0) holes, and it was just an overall better book. I do think it could have been a bit shorter, but it was an enjoyable read.

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Bakingbookworm
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4.5 STARS - Within these two vastly different settings, Mackintosh has created a hard-to-put-down, addictive read that has action, twists, familial angst, and important societal messages. Buckle up, my bookish friends and be prepared to be taken hostage by this gripping, heart-pounding read and its fantastic, twisty ending!

Review: https://bit.ly/HostageReview

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Bookboss
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Are two books a trend? This is the second book I have read in the last few weeks that has hijackers taking over a plane by threatening the crews‘ loved ones at home. I was interested enough to keep turning the pages, but the plot holes were hard to ignore. The characters were well-drawn, but not very sympathetic. The high point of the book is the epilogue. I preferred this author‘s previous books, but this one is worth it for the ending.

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candority
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I didn‘t post anything in July, so I‘ll be playing catch up over the next couple of days. But to start, here‘s my #BookSpinBingo list for August. @TheAromaofBooks

rabbitprincess Some great nonfiction there (Seven Fallen Feathers and Invisible Women)! 6mo
candority @rabbitprincess I‘m about 1/3 of the way into Seven Fallen Feathers already and it is great! Looking forward to Invisible Women 😊 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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ShelleyBooksie
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Save your child or a plane full of 300 people? The Hostage is a thriller based on this question. A bit hard to get into but overall a real page-turner. The ending was excellent!

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LeslieO
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Morning coffee on the deck with my book. I‘m going to remember this gloriousness in the midst of winter. Also, authors/publishers have to get more creative with titles. There are hundred of books titled Hostage. #summerreading #7daybook

mcctrish I sometimes wonder if anyone does a search before naming a book 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your mug!! 6mo
LeslieO @mcctrish I know! They should. 6mo
LeslieO @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It‘s Pioneer Woman. I have 4 different ones and I love them all! 6mo
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swishandflick
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The only thing that's hard about reviewing thrillers like this is that it's tough to explain what I didn't like without spoilers. It's a fast paced highjacking thriller with twists I didn't see coming (some that I thought were cheesy, others, like the ending, that I found highly effective). Overall a solid page turner, but not Mackintosh's best in my opinion ✈️ 3.5⭐️

LeslieO I next up on my library hold list for this one and 44th in line for Falling which is the airplane thriller I really want to read! But I‘ll give Hostage a try. 6mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Another Clare Mackintosh success! Fast paced, great twist at the end. I really enjoy her thrillers.

Mina is a flight attendant with a little girl at home. Mina is plagued by the same feelings that most working moms face. Guilt for not being home, guilt for feeling fulfilled by her work. She volunteers to work the first 20 hour non-stop flight to Australia & realizes the sacrifices she will make to save her daughter. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Curvybookgirl
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I honestly think this is her best book yet. An absolute must read

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GirlWellRead
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Traci1
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Today's library #bookhaul.

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yvo_about_books
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Happy #caturday ! 🐱❤ The temperatures have gone slightly up, so I was able to read for a bit outside today... Felix decided to join me too (and you can also spot our dog in the back). 😍

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yvo_about_books
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UPDATE: I was able to finish varnishing the 'mate' set this morning and it's all done now! 🧉🎨😍

DivineDiana Love your work! ❤️ 8mo
yvo_about_books @DivineDiana thank you! ❤ 8mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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I'm looking forward to this one. I've never read her books before. I wanted to ask if any of you know/like this author?

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swishandflick
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This is a highly anticipated release for me! Oct 2021

📸 credit: @crimebythebook on Insta

LiteraryinLawrence Oh wow. She‘s usually an auto read for me, but I don‘t know that I‘m up for a terror situation on a plane... I‘ll have to wait and see what others think when it comes out! 12mo
MyNamesParadise Sounds great!! 12mo
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