Saturday 2 September 2023

Book ~ "Final Call" (2023) Alex Lake

From Goodreads ~ She won’t forgive. She won’t forget. You won’t survive.

Heading home after a conference, the senior leadership of a global food corporation relax on their private jet ahead of their Christmas break.

But their peace is shattered when they realise their jet isn’t taking them home. Instead, it’s heading east - out over the Atlantic Ocean.

And things go from bad to worse when their pilot tells them she is going to crash into the ocean if one of them doesn’t confess to murder.

The senior leadership team of a food corporation were heading home on the company's private jet from a meeting, just in time for Christmas. They had all made this trip many times so realized the plane had suddenly veered off into a different direction. Puzzled they asked the pilot what was going on. The pilot informed them there was a murderer onboard and she was going to continue to fly out over the Atlantic Ocean until one of them confessed. Once that happened, she would turn the jet around and get back on track. Eventually the plane will run out of fuel so somebody better speak up before they all perished.

This book is written in third person perspective in various voices (the leadership team, the pilot, etc.) and the chapters are labeled. All the members of the leadership team are flawed in some way and we get to know them better when it's their voices. The story jumps back and forth in time from 2018 when three children mysteriously died to today and we eventually find out why the pilot is on her mission. I was enjoying the story even after I found out who the pilot was. I did find it farfetched, though, that the pilot was able to survivor and manipulate people as she did. As a head's up, there is swearing and violence.

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