December 28, 2015

Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Product Description:
In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.

It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret…can she outrun her past?

My Thoughts:
I devoured this book and finished in less than 24 hours. I was hooked from the very first few sentences. Slowly the tragic story unravels and with each page I turned the anticipation built up more and more. Towards the end I guessed a little bit of what was really going on but there is a huge twist at the end that I did not see coming at all. 

Lisa Lutz authors one of my favorite series, The Spellman Files and I loved her humorous collaboration with David Hayward Heads You Lose so I knew I would love this one but I didn't realize it would be come one of my favorite reads of this year. 

My Recommendation:
I recommend this to anyone who loves a nail-biting suspense thriller that keeps you guessing to the end. 


bermudaonion said...

A good friend of mine loves Lutz's work and it sounds like it's for a good reason. I'm adding this to my wish list.

Some Lucky Dog said...

I need a good read! This may be it, thanks!