Monday, August 8, 2016

REVIEW : The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...

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?

With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.


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I'm not one to do gif reviews but this book definitely called for it SEVERAL times.
I have read a lot of completely what the fuck stories but this one might actually take the cake. The Passenger succeeded in completely confusing me at every turn and yet being one of my favorite reads so far. 

I'd love to do a character rundown but that would be possibly the longest and weirdest thing ever with this book. I say that mainly because there are so many identity switches for just one character alone.However let me give a special mention to Blue. Blue might be one of the most fascinating characters I've ever read about and one of the most frightening.

I don't even really want to get into any spoilers or an in-depth review and yes I know that's kind of shady considering that's like what I'm supposed to do, but you have got to experience this beast for yourself. I will admit that early on there were some parts that kind of slacked a little bit and I ALMOST flounced. Thankfully I didn't but the more you go into it it just continues to pull you in and keep you wondering. Major kudos to you Lisa Lutz.

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz via @amazon