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 . . .
A contemporary twist on the claustrophobic, locked-room setting of classic Agatha Christie novels, with the heart-stopping emotional intensity of ROOM - this is the explosive new thriller from number one Sunday Times bestselling author, Clare Mackintosh.
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An utterly riveting read – with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won’t dare unfasten your seatbelt
A propulsive read—HOSTAGE will have you questioning ‘what would you do?’ at every turn.
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read.
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It’ll leave you breathless.
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end—a fantastic read!
When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn’t mess around [...] a true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers.
Hypnotically good - should be a hit, could be a classic, might be a legend.
Clare Mackintosh is a master of the unexpected [...] with superb pacing, bestseller Mackintosh ensures that what is really happening sneaks up on you.
Mackintosh is a pro.
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending.
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying.
This is Clare Mackintosh’s fifth psychological thriller and proves why she is the queen of nail-biting suspense. With a brilliant premise, a multi-layered plot, an engaging cast of well-developed characters and perfect pacing, it’s a great holiday read.
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
You really get the sense of tension throughout the book as you count down the hours that the plane has left before reaching its destination. The ending is particularly good and suggests it’s important to never underestimate anyone.
A thrilling, chilling gut-punch of a book.Red Magazine
A stunning twist.Literary Review
This year's most intriguing high-concept plot.Daily Express
A smart pay-off.The Times
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight.Prima
Mackintosh has raised her game.Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Heart-stopping.Crime Fiction Monthly
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
No one writes a twist like Clare Mackintosh.Paula Hawkins
Fiendishly clever. Mackintosh takes domestic suspense to new heights in this tale of a kidnapped child, hijacked plane, and two parents’ desperate fight to save their family.