The Last Flight: A Novel

The Last Flight: A Novel

by Julie Clark (Author)

"The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbing - not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin." (The New York Times Book Review

Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.  

Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of 10, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career, and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move, making sure she's living up to his impossible standards. But what he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.  

A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets - Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.  

For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women - both alone, both scared - and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.

In the captivating novel "The Last Flight" by Julie Clark, readers are taken on a thrilling journey that explores the unbreakable bond between family, the enduring power of love, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

The story revolves around Claire Randall, a young woman whose seemingly ordinary life is shattered by a tragic plane crash that claims the lives of her husband and two young children. Devastated and consumed by grief, Claire finds herself adrift in a world that no longer feels familiar.

As Claire struggles to come to terms with her loss and rebuild her life, she discovers a hidden journal belonging to her late husband, David. Through his words, she begins to unravel a secret that has the power to transform her understanding of the past and shape her future.

With each page, Claire embarks on a quest for answers, determined to uncover the truth behind the plane crash that took her family from her. Along the way, she encounters a cast of compelling characters who challenge her beliefs and help her confront the demons that haunt her.

As Claire delves deeper into the mystery, she uncovers a web of deception, betrayal, and long-buried secrets that threaten to consume her. But even in the darkest of times, she finds solace and strength in the love and support of those who remain by her side.

"The Last Flight" is a poignant and thought-provoking novel that delves into the complexities of grief, loss, and the indomitable spirit of survival. Julie Clark's evocative storytelling and vivid characters create an immersive and emotional journey that will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.


June 23, 2020