#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! A must-read.” —Gillian Flynn
“Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow
“Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson
“Amazing...Intense suspense, shocks, and scares...Chilling.” —Lee Child
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The question at the center of this heart-pounding thriller is simple. Who would you allow to die: three members of your family, or 150 strangers? When terrorists break into the home of pilot Bill Hoffman, holding his wife and two children hostage with suicide bombs strapped to their chests, he navigates this ultimatum...from 35,000 feet up. Jumping off from this frightening premise, former flight attendant T. J. Newman crafts a tightly wound thriller that’s packed with insider knowledge of the cockpit and true-to-life jargon. The story shifts back and forth from the air to the ground, where FBI agents try to save Bill’s family. Like a trick plane, Falling darts and turns, surprising us with each suspenseful curve and keeping us white-knuckled for the entire wild trip.
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.
Great first release!
I’ve been a fan of aviation thrillers for a long time, and when I saw the buzz this book was getting, I wanted to give it a try.
From the opening page, I was hooked. The intro tells me everything I need to know about this book. Riveting! Authors are always told to grab the reader as soon as they can, and in Falling, this was displayed skillfully. The writing reminded me a bit of John Nance’s work.
Looks like I have a new thriller author to follow.
Gripping page turner!
This book will get your adrenaline going! I finished it in one day and couldn’t put down!