When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers
A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?'
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending
A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot
Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot!
An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book
Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping
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
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game
A smart pay-off
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
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying
So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless
Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year
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
The most perfectly fabulous holiday read . . . clever yet entertaining, thoughtful yet provocative
An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt
Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
A chilling read that you won't want to put down
Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller
A truly gripping and terrifying story
Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer
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
A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn
We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read!