Hostage (Paperback)
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Hostage (Paperback)

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Published: 23/06/2022
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Waterstones Says

Boasting brilliant plotting and captivating characters, Mackintosh’s thriller places a flight attendant in front of an impossible decision and offers psychological suspense at its most acute.

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

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 ...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751577082
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Hypnotically good - LEE CHILD

Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale - GUARDIAN

Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer - SUN

An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt - LUCY FOLEY

A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read! - SHARI LAPENA

Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying - HEAT

Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done - LISA JEWELL

A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn - KARIN SLAUGHTER

I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight - PRIMA

When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers - LINWOOD BARCLAY

A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book - RED

A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless - JANE FALLON

This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot - DAILY EXPRESS

A smart pay-off - THE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE

The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense - IRISH INDEPENDENT

A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller - ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM MAGAZINE

A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?' - RUTH WARE

We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro - NEW YORK TIMES

Chilling! - BELLA

Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is? - TAMMY COHEN

Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller! - SUN ON SUNDAY, FABULOUS MAGAZINE

Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller - ALLIE REYNOLDS

I am still on the floor! I thought I knew where it was going, then I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! A mind-blowing read - SANDIE JONES

A truly gripping and terrifying story - WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping - HERALD

Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW

A chilling read that you won't want to put down - CLOSER

Page after page of unrelenting suspense . . . hard to put down as readers are willingly lured on by one plot twist after another . . . A gifted writer with a captivating voice - NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

Clare Mackintosh has an enviable talent for creating credible families and putting them in enough jeopardy to make the story fly while stirring up emotions of all kinds - LITERARY REVIEW

Heart-stopping - CRIME FICTION MONTHLY

An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully - WOMAN'S WAY

The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read - NEW

Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year - NB MAGAZINE

The most perfectly fabulous holiday read . . . clever yet entertaining, thoughtful yet provocative - LOVEREADING

Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot! - PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH

So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride - REAL PEOPLE

Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter - EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

Clare Mackintosh is one of the most reliably excellent authors of domestic thrillers ... I read this book so, so quickly - it was hard to put down and one of those books that made it a real challenge to not flick to the end to see what was going to happen - BOOKBRUNCH

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“Well Worth the Wait!!”

It felt like an age for this book to be released but Clare Mackintosh does it again... she never disappoints. No spoilers here but let it be notes that this book will keep you on the edge of your seat (on the plane)... More

Hardback edition
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Sarah C

“A brilliantly crafted gripping, pacy read”

5 star review
Clare Mackintosh is one of my top two authors so it was with great excitement & also a little trepidation, (would it live up to her previous brilliant novels?), that I read her latest book Hostage.... More

Hardback edition
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“Hostage - what would you do when lives depend on your next action?”

Oh my word! What a journey I have just been on - a non stop flight from London to Sydney between the pages of the new book from Clare Mackintosh called Hostage. This book is surely on course to be a best seller for... More

Hardback edition
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