Book Description: Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, already counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police–she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home–Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? 

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I thought the Flight Attendant was an okay read, my main complaint was that I just didn’t like the main character. I know she has a drinking problem and that isn’t really what bothered me about her, it was just her personality throughout the book I just wasn’t rooting for her. I thought the idea of the story was interesting and there was a couple twists I didn’t see coming and then there were a couple I eventually figured out, but it still took a bit to figure it out. At first the chapters switching between characters was somewhat confusing, but eventually figured it out once I got going. I liked that when the FBI did an interview the chapter was the interview log, that was just something different that you don’t see in books.

I thought the writing was well done, there were no grammar mistakes and the story had good detail, but not too much that you get bored with it. The story flowed nicely and was a good pace it kept you guessing what the outcome was going to be and how everything was going to play out in the end. Especially with all the lies that Cassandra tells throughout the whole thing. You didn’t have much information on the supporting characters, but you still knew the part they played and it worked.

I liked the ending, it was well done and you still got a couple of surprises at the end. As I was reading it I was thinking this would be a movie that would come out now a days, so I kept imagining what would happen in the movie as I watched it. I thought overall it was alright, just wasn’t my favorite. I think there could have been more done to just strengthen it overall.

Book Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

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