The Last Flight
THE INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
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 ...more
“If we don’t tell our own stories, we’ll never take control of the narrative.”
The Last Flight is a psychological thriller about two women whose chance encounter provides them the opportunity to escape from their demons in the form of a dark and dangerous “Freaky Friday.”
Claire and Eva are at a crossroads in their lives. Claire is trying to escape from her abusive husband, while Eva is trying to escape from a dangerous career. A chance encounter at the airport enables them to switch fl ...more
It’s rarely that I give a thriller 5 stars but this one was exceptionally good. I thought the dual plot lines flowed well and I didn’t have any trouble shifting from one woman’s story to the other. There is a lot of back and forth but it’s easy to follow.
So as women sometimes I think we’ve come so far but yet there are still so many women out there being abused by their husbands or controlled by dealers and pimps. This is the story of two very different women who both desperat ...more
Two women in crisis meet at the airport and decide to switch tickets and escape their terrible circumstances.
Claire has choreographed her escape from abusive, douchey, Senate-seeking husband Rory with microscopic precision.
But her plans disintegrate at the last minute forcing her to punt on the fly and well, what if what she's getting is worse than what she has?
I loved that I felt smug about knowing what was happening but then got slapped into place!
Thank you to Ju ...more
So this is so different from the other thrillers I’ve read this year. Two desperate women deserve clean slates by leaving their old lives that suffocating, slowly killing them.
Claire: from exterior, she seems like having a dreamy life, married with charming, wealthy politician, living in a luxurious Manhattan townhou ...more
Claire is trapped in an abusive relationship. And it won't be easy for her to just skip away. Her husband is well known, powerful and influential in the political circles.
Poor Eva’s life has never been an easy journey. But somehow, she managed to earn her way into prestigious ...more
Hmm. Tough questions, I know. I’m glad I don’t have to answer them.
But Julie Clark does. And she addresses these moral dilemmas resoundingly in her (mostly) thrilling new novel, The Last Flight.
Claire Cook is meticulously planning her escape. Married to a powerfully ambitious, physically and emotionally abusive ma ...more
THIS WAS THE BEST THRILLER I HAVE READ THIS YEAR-BAR NONE!
She married into a political dynasty, and she is expected to perform her role as the future Senator’s wife, PERFECTLY.
Despite being raised in the Foster Care system, she is doing well in College, until SHE meets the wrong guy.
TWO vulnerable women.
TWO impossible situations.
Until, they meet in an airport bar, and make a decision to switch tickets.
Claire takes Eva’s ticket to Oakland.
Eva takes Claire’s ...more
I love the premise. Two women on the run, who switch flights at the last minute to ellude the dangerous people who are hunting them. I also enjoyed the author's writing style and the use of the two POVs.
I completely sympathized with Claire. She was a good person in a bad situation and she was clever and courageous in her planning and execution of a better life.
But please don't give me a book with the underlying theme of women empowerment and include a charact ...more
This book is dangerous, thrilling and fast paced. Everything I love in a thriller. Claire and Eva switch lives, literally purses and all. Whatttt? Nope there is no going back now. Girlfriend has yo ...more
Probably had too high expectations because of so many high reviews, but still a good read. I liked it, but it wouldn't be a favorite on my shelf.
I'm the outlier in my views and it is a quick read, but Eva's chapters bored me a bit and I was so much more interested in Claire. There were also a few things that REALLY bothered me that the author kept mentioning over and over.
Pretty pacy with a couple of great twists, but a little flat in the end and didn't quite live up to the "You have to rea ...more
"everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear!"
Well that’s what this book is addictive , truly totally addictive like I completed it in one sitting and the whole time I was wearing diapers , yes I forgot to eat ,poop, pee I was so invested in the story I couldn’t miss it for doing other stupid chores.
don’t you think its another physiological thriller nope! Its more than a thriller usually offer , it’s a ride a total roller coaster ride!
Two women Claire (victim of do ...more
trigger warning for: physical and drug abuse
"Like many, she'd grown tired of watching powerful men never being held accountable, boys will be boys evolving into an impenetrable armor, shielding them from blame."
The book follows Claire and Eva, two different women who boarded two different flights. One narrates the present while the other tells the past. Both follow ...more
However, I seem to be one of the few ones who doesn’t find this riveting.
The story is about two women who switch flight tickets at the last minute in a desperate attempt to get out of a bad situation. Claire is running away from her abusive husband, and Eva is also trapped in an equally dire circumstance she badly needs to escape from.
I love the idea of women taking charge of their own life, women supporting women, and just the overall struggle, positivity, and hopefulne ...more
Every Action has an Equal and Opposite Reaction.
There’s no looking back for Claire or Eva, who meet at a bar at JFK Airport. Both desperately need to escape, thus escape they shall. Realizing that their chance meeting gives them exactly what they need, they switch tickets and identities. Claire takes Eva’s flight to Oakland, while Eva takes Claire’s flight to Puerto Rico.
A Last Minute Decision. Two Women’s Lives Changed Forever.
Claire and Eva are both on the run, but from what and whom ...more
Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
The Last Flight is an edgy, engaging read about two very smart and resourceful women, Claire and Eva. Told through their dual narratives...Claire's in the present and Eva's in the past, I can definitely say this novel has earned it's way onto my Top 10 List of 2020, thus far. I was heavily invested in these two women--their trials, tribulations, and their ultimate fates.
I also loved how this story covered two of my favorite gen ...more
THE LAST FLIGHT ~ Well done debut! ~ Well done suspense! ~ Well done epilogue! I love it when an author can spin a tale and have me so engrossed in the two characters that I don't see where it all ends......and Julie Clark does just that!
Desperate, scared and alone, Claire and Eva only want to make a better life for themselves....to escape the nightmares they're living. Both fear for their lives from powerful, violent men with the means to find and eliminate them.
Well, from seeing all the love (hype) for this one I definitely read a different book than most people who read and loved this one. Again I could not control that oversensitive, overthinker in me and one that I thought would be an entertaining, suspenseful page-turner just triggered that angry mother in me that feels ...more
Hollywood, here’s the basis of your next thriller: Julie Clark's The Last Flight !!
Claire thought she’d found the perfect man when she met her husband. The son of a powerful politician, he is handsome and ambitious, and he swept her off her feet. But through the years, as his ambition has grown, so has his need to control her every move—and his temper has grown more violent.
She can't stay in this marriage. She has been plotting her escape for months. She knows she has on ...more
I read and LOVED Julie Clark’s debut, The Ones We Choose, and gave it five stars. It is not a thriller, but a smart, emotional story of family, and I will never forget it. With her second book, she’s written a thriller that grabbed me from the very first paragraph. The pacing never lets up, and it’s all so original and captivating, I don’t want to give any details away.
My favorite thing about t ...more
Claire is married to Rory Cook, heir to a dynastic New York family, powerful in both money and politics. But the charming, fun and easy going man she fell in love with and married has turned into a controlling bully who abuses her both mentally and physically. With Rory's staff spying on her and reporting ba ...more
for the fact that every person died on Flight 477....
.....[the plane crashed in the ocean on its way to Puerto Rico].
Oh well.....”The Last Flight”, by Julia Clark is not about the dead passengers....so you don’t need to feel sad.
In fact....you don’t need to feel sad at all in this book.
“The Last Flight” is a semi-adrenaline rush - compelling psychological thriller....escape read...from everything rel ...more
It is the story of 2 women who could not be more different - but come together to help each other out of a bad situation. Claire is married to a high profile politician in Manhattan and appears to have a perfect life. But behind closed ...more
Two women. Two lives that intersect in the most unlikely manner. Both running for their lives. Will they survive?...more
The Last Flight was so good I could have read 200 pages more, that's how thoroughly entranced I was by the fluidity of the writing and the compelling plotline.
ARC provided by Netgalley UK
“The Last Flight” by Julie Clark...I absolutely loved this book!
I can not remember the last time a read a book that I had not already figured out the ending half way through reading it. I could not read this book fast enough...it was incredible! I will not say anything more about this book because my mind is still processing this amazing story!
Enjoy and happy reading...📚
“She’d been told that life was a single track, carrying you forward. If you worked hard, good things happened. But she’d always known it was more like a pinball, careening and racing. The thrill was in the unexpected.”
The publisher’s blurb about the book sets the scene: two women choose to escape trouble by swapping identities. Yes, it sounds improbable, but I have to say, the author has done a good job of taking me along for the ride.
One is the wife of a high-profile, would-be US senate candi ...more