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Hostage

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405543118

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 22nd June 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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

‘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

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

Utterly riveting, with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns‘ LUCY FOLEY

‘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

‘A stunning twistLITERARY REVIEW

‘Mackintosh has raised her gamePUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW

Heart-stoppingCRIME FICTION MONTHLY

Reviews

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