The Passenger Book Review

The Passenger Book Review
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Title: The Passenger
Author: Lisa Lutz
Published: 2016, Simon & Schuster
No. of Pages: 320
Cover Price: $25.00 Hardcover, $11.99 Kindle



The Passenger, by bestselling author, Lisa Lutz, is a very unique thriller. The protagonist has been running for the last 10 years, and changing identities whenever she is close to being discovered. It’s interesting, though, because the reader has no idea why she is running. The story starts out when Tanya Dubois discovers her husband’s body at the bottom of the stairs – she insists she didn’t kill him, but because it looks suspicious, she takes off, changes identities, and finds a new town. During the 10 years, she has been corresponding with Ryan, who is apparently her soul-mate and lost love. The correspondence through email with him gives the reader little bits of the story, and introduces characters who have played a part of the mystery during the last years.

The main character, Tanya-Amelia-Debra-Emma-Sonia-Paige-Jo-Nora, is quite upbeat, and reminiscent of Kinsey Milhone in the delightful Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton, However, she isn’t a private detective, and has no qualms about killing in self-defense, which happens a few times. She doesn’t trust anyone, and who can blame her. Although the scenarios are fairly serious as the story progresses, the ambiance is light.

While there are very suspenseful moments, there is no graphic violence, sex, or profanity in the book. It is well-written, and in a style that can be enjoyed by almost everyone. After reading this book, most readers will certainly seek out Lutz’ other books

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this novel.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
The Passenger, hardcover
The Passenger, Kindle







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