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THE #1 BESTSELLER IS BACK WITH HER BIGGEST THRILLER YET . . .

‘A NAIL-BITER OF A THRILLER’ SHARI LAPENA
‘HYPNOTICALLY GOOD’ LEE CHILD
‘FEELS LIKE A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE’ LISA JEWELL
‘THE BOOK OF THE SUMMER’ SUN

You can save hundreds of lives.
Or the one that matters most . . .

The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey.

Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on the passengers, instead of her troubled five-year-old daughter back at home – or the cataclysmic problems in her marriage.

But soon after the plane takes off, Mina receives a chilling anonymous note. Someone wants to make sure the plane never reaches its destination. They’re demanding her cooperation . . . and they know exactly how to get it.

It’s twenty hours to landing.
A lot can happen in twenty hours . . .

‘The queen of nail-biting suspenseIRISH INDEPENDENT

‘A propulsive read – will have you questioning “what would you do?” at every turn‘ KARIN SLAUGHTER

‘Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifyingHEAT

‘When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn’t mess around‘ LINWOOD BARCLAY

‘An incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever endingGOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It’ll leave you breathless‘ JANE FALLON

‘A smart pay-offTHE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE

‘A banger of a book with a truly agonising “what would you do?”‘ RUTH WARE

‘A thrilling, chilling gut-punch of a book’ RED

‘Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?’ TAMMY COHEN

‘I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! Mind-blowing‘ SANDIE JONES

‘I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight’ PRIMA

‘The year’s most intriguing high-concept plot’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat actionFABULOUS

‘A stunning twistLITERARY REVIEW

‘Mackintosh has raised her gamePUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW

Heart-stoppingCRIME FICTION MONTHLY

Sensational, the storytelling is next level’ ***** READER REVIEW

Best book of the year so far! Totally gripping‘ ***** READER REVIEW

Reviews

Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer
SUN
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying
HEAT
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?'
RUTH WARE
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot
DAILY EXPRESS
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book
RED
A smart pay-off
THE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless
JANE FALLON
Hypnotically good
LEE CHILD
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
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?
TAMMY COHEN
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
LISA JEWELL
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight
PRIMA
Chilling!
BELLA
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
SUN ON SUNDAY, FABULOUS MAGAZINE
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read!
SHARI LAPENA
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense
IRISH INDEPENDENT
A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn
KARIN SLAUGHTER
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
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
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
Heart-stopping
CRIME FICTION MONTHLY