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Passenger
Passenger
Author: Lisa Lutz
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, Lisa Lutz's latest blistering thriller is about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past: you'll want to buckle up for the ride! — In case you were wondering, I didn't do it. I didn't ...  more »

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It's not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive's eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy -- and dangerous -- alliance is born.

It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret... can she outrun her past?

With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.
ISBN-13: 9781501140778
ISBN-10: 1501140779
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 9
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officerripley avatar reviewed Passenger on + 258 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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!
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Passenger on + 1247 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent twisty tale of a woman on the run, whose past is even more complicated and dangerous than her future.

Lutz sets up her heroine as an unreliable narrator almost from the get-go, when Tanya Dubois finds her husband dead at the foot of the stairs in their family home and, instead of calling the cops, proceeds to empty his wallet and as much of their bank account as she can access, and hitting the road.

As Tanya travels across the country, changing identities as needed, her backstory unravels with tantalizing hints of dark and dangerous deeds.

Lutz fudges Washington state geography a bit, which I suppose is forgivable in a work of fiction, but is nonetheless a bit disorienting to any reader who knows just how far Moses Lake is from Everett. Less forgivable is a scene that takes place in the front seat of a Lincoln Towncar, which strikes one as physically impossible. (No, it's not a sex act. Let's just say even Jackie Chan couldn't pull it off.)

Minor complaints aside, this is a great sit-up-late-to-finish-it tale.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was impressed with this book. I have read Lisa's Spellman File books which were hilarious. This is quite a change in genre for her. This twisty book kept me guessing the entire time & I liked the whole changing identity to escape the crime. Can you find a friend that would kill for you? A little abused woman vs society take in some areas.
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reviewed Passenger on + 185 more book reviews
I was impressed with this book. I have read Lisa's Spellman File books which were hilarious. This is quite a change in genre for her. This twisty book kept me guessing the entire time & I liked the whole changing identity to escape the crime. Can you find a friend that would kill for you? A little abused woman vs society take in some areas.


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