Falling by T.J. Newman @RandomTTours #falling


You just boarded a flight to New York.

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.

Enjoy the flight.

Falling has had some amazing reviews from other thriller writers and if James Patterson says that “Falling is the best kind of thriller” and that it is “Non stop, totally authentic suspense” then, as a lover of thrillers, I knew that Falling was a book I HAD to read! And it certainly is a true rollercoaster of action and emotions that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

I have to admit I read another book (also out this month) with a similar storyline and both books are equally as good but in very different ways. Falling is a true thriller and the prologue does a brilliant job of building up tension from the first page. Bill Hoffman is a pilot and as the novel begins he is leaving home to man a flight to New York. But little does he know that the family he is leaving behind are about to face a terrifying ordeal and the only way for him to save them is for him to crash the plane he is flying…

T.J. Newman has obviously had a lot of experience of planes and flying due to her employment as a flight attendant and her observations of both staff and passengers on a commercial flight are first class! It’s also very difficult to believe this is her debut as her writing is assured and confident whilst her plot developments work perfectly to maintain tension. And for a thriller that’s what I want-to have my heart rate raised by a fast paced and compelling storyline from start to finish. I even became completely involved with the lives of the characters both on the plane and those left on the ground as I worried about who would survive this sickening and harrowing crime.

A top notch thriller!

T. J. Newman, a former bookseller turned flight attendant, worked for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines from 2011 to 2021. She wrote much of Falling on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Falling is her first novel.

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