Monday, April 20, 2020

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker, where bloggers post two teaser sentences (no spoilers allowed) from a random page of their current read. 

Today I'm featuring The Last Flight by Julie Clark. The excerpts shared are from an advanced readers copy I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book will be published in June 2020.


Book Beginning:  Prologue  
John F. Kennedy Airport, New York 
Tuesday, February 22
The Day of the Crash

Terminal 4 swarms with people, the smell of wet wool and jet fuel thick around me.  I wait for her, just inside the sliding glass doors, the frigid winter wind slamming into me whenever they open, and instead force myself to visualize a balmy Puerto Rican breeze, laced with the scent of hibiscus and sea salt.  The soft, accented Spanish swirling around me like a warm bath, blotting out the person I was before.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Teaser:  I'm unsure how to describe my role.  Am I a victim?  A coconspirator?  I was neither, just a woman desperate for a solution.  Any solution.

 * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Who hasn't fantasized about leading a different life or trading places with another? For Eva and Claire, a chance encounter at an airport has them doing just that. Their decision, however, is a desperate one made on the spur of the moment. Eva and Claire are from very different backgrounds and social strata, but what they do share in common is a need to escape dangerous circumstances that have them literally running for their lives. Each will have to rely on their wits and limited resources to outrun the past. Can these women assume new identities that will ensure them a new start and safe future?

Told in their alternating voices and in cliff-hanging chapters, The Last Flight had me rooting for each of them to succeed. The book's many twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat turning pages at a breathtaking clip to the story's conclusion.

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  1. This sounds fantastic; I do want to read it. So happy you shared this one with us.

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  2. Wow, this one sounds like a book to read now! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: ”THE NEW GIRL”

  3. Looks like a stunning, fast-paced read, I'd enjoy this! Here is my Tuesday post!

  4. Wow! This sounds really good! Happy reading!!💗📚💗

  5. Hi,
    Sounds mysterious....I'll have check this one
    out. Have a great day!

  6. This looks really good. I'm going to add this to my wishlist.

  7. Sounds like a edge of your seat read!