by Lisa Lutz
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.
Two short sentences packed with information but the left too many questions I needed answered. Did Tanya kill her husband? Who did the shadowy voice belong to and what was Tanya's relationship with that person? Why did Tanya have to flee the first time?
The Passenger is told in the present with flashbacks that reveal Tanya's first lives and why she is on the run. This is a technique that I like and this author used it masterfully.
Tanya meets a girl named Blue who plays a major part in the story. Blue is likable but I was always questioning her motives and if Tanya was wise to trust her. Tanya is a likable character, as well, which usually makes for an easier reading experience.
There are a few unexpected twists and turns that added to the tension. I would definitely recommend this book to mystery lovers.
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz was published by Simon and Schuster and was released on March 1, 2016.
**I received a complimentary copy of the book. This review reflects my honest opinions. No compensation was received.**