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The Last Flight Review

Updated: Feb 26

Two women. Two Flights. One last chance to disappear.


Rating: 3/5

Two women. Two Flights. One last chance to disappear.


Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets ― Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away.

The way this story is written is very intriguing. Where we see a glimpse of Eva on the day of the crash, but once the crash occurs, we only see her past. Leaving us confused about the fate of Eva. Literally, throughout the entirety of the book, I couldn’t decide if Eva had boarded that plane or not. It kept playing with the idea throughout the story. Hinting that it was impossible but kept pointing out details of the crash that made it seem otherwise.


Even though the ending wasn’t what I was expecting, the entire book was intriguing. It flowed so well. I found both of the characters extremely likable and relatable. Each of their stories wildly different yet both had their similarities. Everything about these two ladies was full of emotions.


For the reasoning of my rating, I couldn’t help but feel like there should have been more to this story. It felt like a very light thriller, more on the mystery side as we try to figure out Eva’s past and what the truth was with Rory’s previous marriage.


I had hoped for maybe a bit more darker twists that I got. Although it flowed well, I didn’t feel the urge to constantly read this as I usually do with thrillers. I was reading in small chunks of 30-50 pages a day and some days I didn’t feel like picking it up at all. It wasn’t until the last night of reading this book that I really pushed through and read the majority of the second half in one sitting. Earlier when I said the story was intriguing, I meant it, but it wasn’t so intriguing that I wanted to constantly read and see what happens.


I had hoped for maybe a bit more darker twists that I got. Although it flowed well, I didn’t feel the urge to constantly read this as I usually do with thrillers.

I think the topics this book touches on throughout this book are very thought-provoking. How far are you willing to go to escape a bad situation? Would you give up your entire life? Start a whole new life and leave everything behind? These are the questions Claire and Eva have to answer. Claire tries to escape from her abusive husband while Eva tries to escape the only world she’s ever known, believing it was all she was allowed to have. In a world like ours, these situations and experiences that both women face aren’t just fictional. They’re very much true in our real life, happening all over the world. In this story, we can only get a glimpse of what it’s like.


How far are you willing to go to escape a bad situation? Would you give up your entire life?

Overall, I really did enjoy this book. I found it to be more of a thought-provoking mystery than a thriller. However, it’s definitely an intriguing book. It hooked me from page one. I was dying to know what happened to Eva. I also wanted to see how things would play out for Claire. If she was successful in escaping from her husband. Anyone who loves strong female leads, real-life situations and thrillers and mysteries with thick suspense will enjoy this one. Keep reading for more of my thoughts on The Last Flight.


Warning Spoilers :)


This story is definitely a roller coaster ride. We start with a prologue of Eva watching for Claire, which I had completely overlooked. Forgetting it until I discovered more of who Eva was. Who she was friends with and the people they knew. As soon as Danielle walked into the scene I went straight back to the beginning and reread that prologue and was completely shocked. Remembering then that not only did Eva convince Claire to suggest switching tickets but she sought her out. It wasn’t a coincidence. I was honestly really rooting for Eva to have managed a way off the plane. It was so heartbreaking to read the epilogue and see she did in fact board the plane.


I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed we didn’t learn more of have more interaction with Rory’s past than we got. I found Rory’s previous marriage very interesting and I wanted to know the truth about what happened. Though we could guess what happened. I would have liked a more confrontational approach to finding those answers. Especially with the whole hidden laptop with all this information and data. I was surprised this avenue wasn’t more than just tax files and a few small files linked to Rory’s previous marriage nothing major. I found that very disappointing. I was really hoping for something more exhilarating to have come off that laptop.