Book Review: The Flight Attendant


I recently finished The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian.  It had been awhile since I’ve read one of his books, but I have liked them in the past, so I was game when this one came up as available at the library’s website.  I’m always looking for good audio books!

The Flight Attendant

Imagine being a flight attendant, traveling around the world and spending nights in fabulous cities all around the world.  Like Dubai.  Now imagine you have a bit of a drinking problem, and a bit of a memory problem to go along with it…  Cassandra Bowden’s love for drink, and her love for men lead her to the worst possible scenario.  She wakes up from a drinking binge in a man’s hotel room.  Only he’s dead, soaked in a pool of his own blood, and she can’t remember what happened… 

What would you do if you were alone, in a foreign country, in a dead man’s room?  Cassandra does the only thing she can think of…  She begins to lie. 

This novel leads the reader into a fast paced thriller as Cassandra tries to learn the truth of what happened before the FBI charges her with murder.  Only along the way, she does just about everything a rational person would not do, leaving the reader practically shouting, “you stupid, stupid woman!” 

The twist ending is interesting, although not truly believable, and the novel held my interest until the end.

3 stars. 

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