The Flight Attendant - Chris Bohjalian

My first exposure to Chris Bohjalian's work was when my book club picked Trans-Sister Radio and I LOVED IT.  My review on Goodreads is short and sweet: Right up there with Middlesex for the WOW factor. This book follows the life of Dana as he transitions into a she. I love books that switch narrators because you can really get into each character's head. This book was just awesome and I can't wait to read more of Bohjalian's books!

Flash forward a few years, and I had the opportunity to read and review Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands -- which was good, but lacked a little in the WOW factor for me.  I requested an egalley of The Flight Attendant, knowing that I liked Chris' writing style, but really having no clue what to expect.

Flash forward again to one indecisive Saturday night when I couldn't decide what to pick up.  I was in the mood for a thriller, but none of the books on my TBR pile were thrillers.  And then I remembered that the publication date for The Flight Attendant was only a couple of weeks away, so I decided to give it a shot.

The Flight Attendant is a thriller, which was perfect because that's what I was craving.  I've read quite a few thrillers since Spookathon last year and while a traditional thriller is a compulsive page-turner, The Flight Attendant was even more than that.  It had heart, it had political intrigue and it had characters that were so flawed yet loveable.  I tore through the book, sneaking in a page or two whenever I had a free moment.  To say that I couldn't put it down would be an understatement, and to say that I loved it would be a second one.  I absolutely love that each of Chris' books have been a completely unique reading experience, and I'm already eyeing the other two books of his that are on my shelves!  If you love thrillers, and love thrillers with a little bit more than just a traditional whodunnit type of plot, then I highly recommend picking this one up.

Also, I posted a status update on Instagram about how much I was enjoying the first few pages of The Flight Attendant.  I don't tag authors all the time, but I did in this photo and was absolutely blown away by the fact that Chris commented, and so thoughtfully!  I admit that I sometimes feel like authors are celebrities and it amazes me when they are so genuine and real.  I was humbled and touched and I'm planning on picking up the rest of Chris' books in the not-too-distant future.

Note: An egalley was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



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