Hostage by Clare Mackintosh is a fast-paced thriller. The storyline was incredible. The characters are intriguing, and the closure a real stunner. The tension simply didn’t stop in this one. There are parallel stories going on and both the stories grab my full attention. Its a story with perfect pacing! Mina is an airline attendant on an inaugural direct departure from London to Sydney. It came at the ideal time. She and her better half, Adam, are having issues with their marriage. She isn’t sure what the future holds for them, so this chance is exactly what she needs. Adam, a cop, will take care of their five-year-old girl, Sophia while Mina is away.
Mina gets a note which says if she doesn’t follow the directions precisely, her 5 year old daughter will die. As a parent, how might you respond? Stick with protocol, or save your kid? Also, does she truly have a decision? Definitely the terrorists have a back-up plan?
We become familiar with the personalities and thought processes of the terrorists, and Mackintosh pleasantly depicts the camaraderie among Mina and her colleagues. In addition to that, Mackintosh enlightens us about different parts of commercial aviation from an airline attendant’s viewpoint. She and the remainder of the group give a valiant effort to keep on track and be calm as conditions aboard the airplane steadily deteriorate.
At the point when Mina and her colleagues understand that they are confronting a possible disaster, they attempt to devise a plan to foil their hijackers. This book is loaded up with tension ridden dialogue, various twists, and upsetting scenes of brutality and bloodshed. In spite of the fact that Mackintosh is a good narrator, “hostage” falters on some occasions. A portion of its plot components are heavy-handed and predictable.
But overall! I was hooked through the entire reading of Hostage by Clare Mackintosh. This is my first novel from Clare Mackintosh and certainly not my last. I highly recommend you grab this one. It was a bit of a slow-burn at beginning, but the ending had so many twists that I couldn’t remember it ever being slow by the end!
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