The Passenger

Finished The Passenger by Lisa Lutz.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 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?

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.”

Oh, you guys, this book.  It’s everything I love about mysteries and thrillers.  It kept me guessing the entire time and it kept taking me by surprise.

I read Lisa Lutz’s first Spellman book and didn’t particularly love it, so I was skeptical about this one.  But then everyone I trust was like, no really, YOU NEED TO READ THIS and I am so glad I listened.

I can’t discuss plot, obviously, so just read this.

Highly recommended.

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One thought on “The Passenger

  1. I love, love psychological thrillers, and this sounds like the book that I will devour. Thank you, Kelly. This one goes straight to my TBR too. :)

    And, I have been adding every recommendation of yours to my TBR. Thank you. :)

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