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Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these book, free of charge,from Simon &Schuster Publishing, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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!

the passenger cover


In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...

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?


I adore Lisa's Spellman Files, Izzy is my alter ego- she know the city I love, shares my views, and has a trend to snarkiness, like me. SIGH. So I seriously looking forward to reading this suspense thriller from Lisa, as she diverts into a new genre. This is a book that you will NOT want to put down (seriously I stayed up for HOURS reading it all in one sitting), it is SUCH a page turner! Just when you think you have a handle on what is happening, Lisa throws a curve, fastball or slider at you, and leaves you guessing once again (and rapidly turning pages!). Lisa's forte is her dialogue and it shines here too, as Blue and Tanya both hide behind their words. As Tanya sheds her identity and crosses the country, you see how she changes and matures. No longer a scared teenager on her own, she is now a woman to be reckoned with!  Once you finish this book, you will be begging for more like it! Kudos to Lisa for branching out and finding new ground to chew up and master! Don't miss this one!

About the Author:

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spellman Files, Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans, The Spellmans Strike Again, Trail of the Spellmans and Heads you Lose (with David Hayward). Lutz has won the Alex award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Although she attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Leeds in England, and San Francisco State University, she still does not have a bachelor's degree. Lisa spent most of the 1990s hopping through a string of low-paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy. After the film was made in 2000, she vowed she would never write another screenplay. How to Negotiate Everything a children's book (illustrated by Jaime Temairik) will be released in 2013 along with The Last Word, the sixth installment in the Spellman series. Lisa lives in a town you've never heard of in upstate New York.

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