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Hostage

On sale

23rd June 2022

Price: £8.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751577082

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THE EMOTIONAL, JAW-DROPPING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING THRILLER.

AND DON’T MISS CLARE’S NEW BOOK A GAME OF LIES – OUT NOW.

‘Hypnotically good’ LEE CHILD
‘Jaw-dropping twists’ LUCY FOLEY
‘The book of the summer’ SUN

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

You’re on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney. It’s a landmark journey, and the world is watching.

Shortly after take-off, you receive a chilling anonymous note.

There are people on this plane intent on bringing it down – and you’re the key to their plan.

You’d never help them, even if your life depended on it.

But they have your daughter . . . So now you have to choose.

DO YOU SAVE HUNDREDS OF LIVES? OR THE ONE THAT MATTERS MOST?

‘Feels like a blockbuster movie LISA JEWELL

‘The queen of nail-biting suspenseIRISH INDEPENDENT

‘A nail-biter of a thriller’ SHARI LAPENA

‘A rip-roaring finaleGUARDIAN

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

Mackintosh is a proNEW YORK TIMES

‘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 tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller’ ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM MAGAZINE

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

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

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

‘Full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller‘ ALLIE REYNOLDS

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

Reviews

NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
Page after page of unrelenting suspense . . . hard to put down as readers are willingly lured on by one plot twist after another . . . A gifted writer with a captivating voice
DAILY EXPRESS
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot
LEE CHILD
Hypnotically good
BOOKBRUNCH
Clare Mackintosh is one of the most reliably excellent authors of domestic thrillers ... I read this book so, so quickly - it was hard to put down and one of those books that made it a real challenge to not flick to the end to see what was going to happen
HEAT
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying
LITERARY REVIEW
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
TAMMY COHEN
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?
CLOSER
A chilling read that you won't want to put down
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending
WOMAN'S WEEKLY
A truly gripping and terrifying story
SHARI LAPENA
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read!
WOMAN'S WAY
An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully
EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter
SANDIE JONES
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
LUCY FOLEY
An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt
NEW
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read
LOVEREADING
The most perfectly fabulous holiday read . . . clever yet entertaining, thoughtful yet provocative
RUTH WARE
A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?'
HERALD
Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping
ALLIE REYNOLDS
Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller
IRISH INDEPENDENT
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense
NEW YORK TIMES
We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro
RED
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book
ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM MAGAZINE
A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller
THE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE
A smart pay-off
PRIMA
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight
GUARDIAN
Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game
JANE FALLON
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless
SUN ON SUNDAY, FABULOUS MAGAZINE
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
LISA JEWELL
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
NB MAGAZINE
Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year
BELLA
Chilling!
PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH
Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot!
SUN
Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer
REAL PEOPLE
So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride
KARIN SLAUGHTER
A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn
CRIME FICTION MONTHLY
Heart-stopping
LINWOOD BARCLAY
When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers