Sunday, December 27, 2015


The PassengerThe Passenger by Lisa Lutz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

THE STORY: Instead of calling 911, Tanya DuBois decides to run when she finds her husband's body even though she insists she isn't guilty of anything. Changing her identity, not for the first time, she attempts to start another new life, but it's not that easy in this day and age. Luckily (or not) she meets Blue, a bartender, and they trade identities. Still, Tanya continues to look over her shoulder.

WHAT I THOUGHT: This is one of those books. The kind that keep you up past your bedtime because you have to know what is going to happen. Peppered with e-mails that give clues to the past, the cat and mouse game criss-crosses the U.S. always just steps ahead of whoever is searching for Tanya.

Escaping one's life through reinvention fascinates us. Told in the first person, Lisa Lutz has created a compelling story and some interesting characters, whose sense of morality is slightly off plumb. There's not a lot of depth, some repetition, but a good ending.

FIRST SENTENCE: "When I found my husband at the bottom of the stairs, I tried to resuscitate him before I ever considered disposing of the body."

BOTTOM LINE: If you love thrillers, add this to your to-read list. You won't be disappointed.

DISCLAIMER: Invited by NetGalley to request and receive this title for an honest review.

Title: The Passenger
Author: Lisa Lutz
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
No. of Pages: 320 pages
Copyright:March 1, 2016
ISBN-10: 1451686633
ISBN-13: 978-1451686630

Lisa Lutz is the author of the New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award– and Macavity Award–nominated, and Alex Award-winning Spellman Files series and the novel The Passenger. She is the coauthor of Heads You Lose, written with David Hayward. She lives and works in upstate New York.(from Amazon)

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