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The Passenger
The Passenger
Author: Lisa Lutz
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ISBN-13: 9781451686630
ISBN-10: 1451686633
Publication Date: 3/1/2016
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Wow! One of the best suspense thrillers I've read in a long time; couldn't put it down! Looking forward to reading more from this author. Thanks for your art, Ms. Lutz!
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I was the passenger in this story about the protagonist who changed her name as often as one changes clothes! I don't know how she kept track of all the identities she had but it was quite an enjoyable ride.

This poor girl was on the run for years for something she did not do, and I was overjoyed when she finally decided to go home. The ending was just the way I wanted it to be!
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As a lover of thrillers, this book drew me in from the beginning. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was I found it so improbable that someone could have lived off the grid for ten years in this day and time. The main character was pretty unlikeable and I can't say I had a whole lot of sympathy for her. The story had a lot of twists and turns to keep the reader reading very late into the night to find what caused the original bolt from home.
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This book is a sit back and thoroughly enjoy kind of read. I save five stars for life changing books, not downgrading enjoyment level. Story has just enough mystery, thriller, romance... Main character is on the run, throughout the story we have no idea who can be trusted. She continues to change names and towns. The ride was so much fun that the mystery reveal was just icing. I loved the novelty, which is rare considering how many books I go through. Book received in contest with expectation of fair/unbiased review
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was reviewed by others as a fast-paced thriller and it didn't disappoint. I did find myself skimming a few spots as the main character, whose name changes are confusing enough to put some readers off, would drag on and on about her predicament. I get it, you have a hard life! But, something keep me reading to see how this sad woman would regain everything she had lost. The mystery at the end was quite fulfilling. Great twist. I honestly didn't see it coming. Also, now I really want to go on a road trip! Still beats me how in this day and age with the cameras everywhere and supposed 'monitoring' by the government how you can be hidden in plain sight. Hmmm.

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The Passenger by Lisa Lutz is a suspense novel. Tanya came downstairs after her shower and found her husband, Frank dead. She contemplated about burying the body, but there is no way she can do it herself (very practical). So she gathers up some cash and takes off (do you think she has something to hide). She changes vehicles, changes her hair color, and then gets a new identity. She ends up in Austin, Texas and meets Blue (for her eyes) at May's Well (a bar). Blue recognizes Tanya (now Amelia) as someone on the run. When two goons try to take off with Tanya/Amelia (starts to get confusing after a while as she keeps changing identities), Blue helps out. After several unsuccessful attempts to get a new identity, Blue has an idea. Both women end up with new identities and a chance to start over. But the past always manages to catch up with you. Eventually, you have to face it (you cannot run forever).

The Passenger is listed as fast paced, but I did not find it very speedy (I have two week old kittens that move faster). To me it was a long drawn out book where I kept waiting for my questions to be answered (and after a while I did not care). The Passenger is Tanya's story of her running, hiding, and finding new identities. The Passenger is just the telling of a story and teller decided to draw it out. The Passenger gets better towards the end (if you make it that far). I give The Passenger 2 out of 5 stars. The basic concept of the book was good, but I did not like the final product (if you need something to help you sleep, then you have found the right book). The Passenger contains extreme violence and foul language (and large quantities of alcohol).

I received a complimentary copy of The Passenger in exchange for an honest review of the book.
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A page turner for sure. Good and bad intertwined. Sad and shocking when push comes to shove what a person will do. Many examples of the fact that everyone has there own level of tolerance and decisions as to when enough is enough.
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This is a compelling read. You get hints at the past but are kept guessing until the end. It's a crazy ride at times but it dragged for me at times, as well. The ending was well worth it, though!
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Wow! One of the best suspense thrillers I've read in a long time; couldn't put it down! Looking forward to reading more from this author. Thanks for your art, Ms. Lutz!
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I loved the fast action in this story.