‘Amazing . . . Intense suspense, shocks and scares plus chilling insider authenticity make this one very special’ LEE CHILD
'FALLING is the best kind of thriller (for me as a reader anyway). Characters you care deeply about. Nonstop, totally authentic suspense' JAMES PATTERSON
‘Attention, please: T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 bestselling author of Gone Girl
You just boarded a flight to New York.
There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.
What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.
For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.
The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.
Enjoy the flight.
***Praise for Falling***
‘Think Speed on a passenger jet - with the cockpit dials turned up to supersonic’ Ian Rankin
‘Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet’ Don Winslow
‘The best thriller I’ve read in years. Buckle up’ Adrian McKinty
‘Attention, please: T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! ... Terrific and terrifying, a true page-turner.. A must-read for summer vacation' Gillian Flynn, #1 bestselling author of Gone Girl
‘A jet-propelled thriller that will have you in its grip from first page to last. A truly astonishing debut and an incredible work of pure suspense’ Steve Cavanagh
'Newman keeps up an extreme pace from the first page—a near-impossible task, considering that the hero is locked in a cockpit, unable to take action himself. This novel is like the films Die Hard and Speed on steroids, creating one of the year’s best thrillers' Library Journal
‘With characters you’ll root for and a plot that dips and bounces like a plane hitting turbulence, this thrill ride is impossible to put down’ Daily Mail
‘A scorching thriller’ Evening Standard
'Newman’s [flight attendant] background means Falling brings a freshness and depth to the genre' The Guardian
'A superlative debut . . . This tense, convincing thriller marks the arrival of an assured new talent' Publishers Weekly
' ...full of the kind of authentic detail that comes from personal experience' Literary Review
‘Gripping from the first sentence, this thriller is like no other’ OK! Magazine
'A remarkable debut' The Sunday Times
'... a tense and claustrophobic read, the fast-paced action zipping along at an astonishing rate' Refinery29
Soon after Coastal Airways captain Bill Hoffman, the hero of former flight attendant Newman's superlative debut, is airborne on a flight from Los Angeles to JFK Airport, he gets a blank email from his wife, Carrie. The attached photo shows her and their 10-year-old son, Scott, standing in their living room, their faces covered with hoods and bombs strapped to their bodies. Then he gets a FaceTime call from Saman Khani, who presents the pilot with a choice: Bill must crash the plane, or the terrorist will kill Carrie, Scott, and Elise, the Hoffmans' baby. Telling anyone of the situation or sending anyone to the house will ensure their deaths. Determined to avoid choosing between the lives of his loved ones and those of his crewmates and the 144 passengers on the flight, Bill must use all his experience and smarts to achieve that impossible goal by trying to get help to his family via a crew member who has a trusted relative in the FBI and by taking the flight attendants into his confidence. Newman makes buy-in to the setup easy by ensuring every character, including Khani, is multidimensional. This tense, convincing thriller marks the arrival of an assured new talent.
You have time to fly or to die
This is an exciting book which keeps you wanting to read more and willing the good guys to win, it’s a moving book which tugs at the heart strings but keeps you guessing. Well written good research and you will enjoy the book!