“The Passenger” by Lisa Lutz
My Rating: 1/ 5 ( Actually, I’ve never given a book one star before )
Goodreads Plot Summary: From the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, Lisa Lutz’s latest blistering thriller is about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past: you’ll want to buckle up for the ride!
Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.
She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.
It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret…can she outrun her past?
My review: In the beginning the book was kind of thrilling, but then things got SO boring! I actually just scanned the last 220 pages.
What I didn’t like the most about the book – is the cruelness of main heroines. Moreover, the plot wasn’t thought over as every time the heroines were put into difficult situation, they magically got out of it immediately (felt like the author decided not to bother about making the story exciting).
After reading the synopsis I was thrilled to start it, but, really, the book synopsis is far more interesting than the book itself haha.
Lisa Lutz, I don’t want to get you offended.