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Staff Recommendation: The Flight Attendant

 

"I woke up in a hotel room really far away from here, and the man beside me was dead.” 


Thus, begins The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohljalian.  I just finished listening to the audiobook of this mystery and was hooked from the start.



Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job as a flight attendant makes it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable.



When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together. She quietly slides out of bed, and then notices 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 as they head back to the airport. 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?  Cassie drinks too much and too often, and it takes her quite awhile to figure out she wasn’t responsible for killing Alex, a man she met on one of her flights to Dubai. 



And so, she begins the process of trying to figure out who did murder him.  As she does so, she senses she’s being followed.  Is it the FBI?  Or is it a member of the Russian mob?  When Alex’s ties to dirty dealings with Russia mob money are revealed, a whole new level of suspense and terror are added to Cassie’s bid to vindicate herself.



One of the reasons I chose to read this book is that I know it’s being made into a min-series.  Kaley Cuoco, of Big Bang Theory fame, has been cast to play Cassie.  Knowing that, I pictured Kaley as Cassie as I listened to the audiobook.  I think because I love Cuoco’s character on Big Bang Theory, I liked the character of Cassie more than I should have.



Quite frankly, Cassie is a mess.  As I’ve already mentioned, she drinks way too much and sleeps with way too many men that she picks up on her travels.  She’s nearing 40 years old and lives day to day, with few ties to family or friends.  When she finds a dead man in her bed, rather than go straight to the police, she wipes down the hotel room trying to eliminate her finger prints and then slips out of the hotel.  And she tells one lie after another about what really happened in Dubai.



Cassie is one of those characters you just want to shake by the shoulders to get them to straighten up and do the right thing, the smart thing.  When what she really needs is a clear head and the safety of her apartment, she heads out to the bar to drink and pick up men.  You wonder, what will it take to get her to stop the madness?






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Beth Grai, Adult Services Librarian
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