Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Passenger

by Lisa Lutz

The write-up below is why I chose to read this book:
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.**


Kailana said...

I have been meaning to try her and this does sound good. One of these days! (Nice to see you blogging!)

raidergirl3 said...

Ooh, I love Lisa Lutz's books. This is one I want to read as a fan of mystery and of Lutz.
Great to see you again!

Booklogged said...

Kailana, life gets so busy and I forget what books I've read before I get them blogged. I wish I wouldn't let that happen!

Raidergirl3, it's been so many years already since we met in Charlottestown, but I recall that meeting with fond, fond memories.