Book Review: Falling by T.J. Newman
Author: T.J. Newman
Published: July 6, 2021
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: July 26-29, 2021
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
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.
Falling sets you up for an extremely fast paced read from the very beginning and you don’t know what will ultimately happen at the end! Bill Hoffman is a pilot and will be flying a plane from LA to NYC and just 30 minutes ago his family was kidnapped. He is told that if he does not crash the plane that his family will die. What will Bill do?
This is not a book I would recommend reading on a flight! It is nonstop suspense that is driven the whole novel! The author was a flight attendant for 10 years and even wrote it while on the job. She faced 41 rejections until it was finally accepted, and Falling is now a published novel!
Falling is all about family: First, is the pilot’s family being held hostage. Second, is the flight crew and their closeness. You can really see how Newman brought her experiences as a flight attendant into the novel.
I give Falling 4 stars as a few things did not really work for me: How the FBI became involved and some of their actions were too convenient and the motives of the villain just did not really work for me. I was still intensely involved as to what was going to happen with a hijacked plane in a post 9/11 world. And then we have a flight attendant whose nickname was “Daddy” /”Big Daddy”? If that was meant as some comic relief, it did not work for me.
Will Hoffman save his family by crashing the plane or will something else happen to the plane?
Get ready for a wild ride as you read Falling.
Falling is recommended.