Book Review: The Last Flight by Julie Clark

book review: the last flight by julie clark

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Two women meet in an airport, each desperate to escape their respective lives. But the identity switch is only the beginning, and each story unravels as we find out why Claire and Eva were so desperate to leave everything behind. The Last Flight by Julie Clark keeps you guessing, taking twists and turns, leaving you turning the pages and wanting more up until the very end.

My Overall Thoughts on The Last Flight by Julie Clark

When I first heard about this book, I was expecting more of a steady thriller, so I guess I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. Don’t get me wrong, the book was definitely thrilling and had my heart racing at moments. I would definitely classify it as a thriller more than any other genre, but it wasn’t a constantly-on-edge thriller. Regardless, I enjoyed the book. I enjoy books that give you a major event up front, and then take you back to the story prior, but still leave you with a mystery to solve. The Last Flight by Julie Clark did just that. We see the women switch identities at the airport, but ultimately, we don’t know the fate of one or both until the very end.

I do my best not to post any spoilers in my reviews, or any major ones anyway, but I will say I was a bit heartbroken throughout the story. Some of the topics discussed were difficult, but ultimately, I fell in love with the characters in the story, and wanted them to come out on top.

“Identity is a strange thing. Are we who we say we are, or do we become the person others see? Do they define us by what we choose to show them, or what they see despite our best attempts to conceal it?” Julie Clark, The Last Flight

Would I Recommend This Book?

I would. I think that if you’re looking for what I would call a “medium” thriller, this is for you. It’s not a scary thriller, in my opinion, but it is more than a mystery. A thrilling mystery. Sensitive topics and trigger warnings may include spousal abuse, drug use and addiction, and airplane crashes. Relating to the abuse, I would keep this book in the adult category, or at least read it first before you decide what to pass along to your teenagers!

Get The Last Flight by Julie Clark

This was a Book of the Month pick in June 2020, and may still be available depending on when you’re reading this review.

Otherwise, you can definitely snag it on Amazon. And don’t forget to utilize your local libraries! They’re there for a reason and can definitely use the support, always!

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