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29 June 2021

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 . . .
By:   Clare Mackintosh
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   520g
ISBN:   9780751577075
ISBN 10:   0751577073
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   29 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award winning author of four Sunday Times bestselling novels. Her first three novels were all Richard and Judy Book Club picks. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 50 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. Clare lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children. For more information visit Clare's website or find her at or on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh

Reviews for Hostage

Hypnotically good -- LEE CHILD Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer * SUN * 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 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 banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?' -- RUTH WARE Chilling! * BELLA * Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is? -- TAMMY COHEN 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 Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller! * SUN ON SUNDAY, FABULOUS MAGAZINE * Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW * 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 * This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING *

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