July 13, 2021


"A flight is just a random sample of the general population, a classic bell curve. A few assholes and a few exemplars, but primarily, a whole bunch of sheep." ~ 32%

Falling held my attention from the first line: "When the shoe dropped into her lap the foot was still in it." to the beginning chapters with: "Crash your plane, or I kill your family." to the very last line: "We already are." But let me back up. Pilots are taught to aviate, navigate and communicate. But what happens when a threat puts an entire flight of 140+ passengers, crew and family at risk?

On his scheduled day off, Captain Bill is called in to fly Flight 416 from LAX to JFK. What begins as a normal day ends in a worst case scenario of "would you rather?" His family is kidnapped thirty minutes before the flight. For his wife and two children to live, he must crash the plane. 

"Compartmentalization was the only way to remain in control during a crisis." ~ 78%

I love a book that is written with facts. It is clear the author did her research when writing a novel about planes, flights and protocol because the details are on point. It turns out the author is a flight attendant. Yes, you better use personal knowledge of your profession to write a bestselling debut novel, T.J. Newman!

When I say intense AF...Bookhearts, this is no exaggeration! Falling had me unable to fall asleep. I stayed up late into the night reading and not wanting to miss a single clue into what was unfolding. It is nonstop suspense at its finest. I really cannot say more without ruining the story. Take my word for it and read this thriller, Bookhearts. Now excuse me while I book a flight and pray this doesn't happen.

Happy Belated Pub Day, T.J. Newman! Falling is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Falling
Author: T.J. Newman
Published: July 2021
Pages: 304
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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