Staff Pick: The Flight Attendant
Chris Bohjalian’s The Flight Attendant is a very enjoyable read. The main character is indeed a flight attendant, Cassandra Bowden, whose pals call her Cassie. Cassie is a barely functioning alcoholic who works for an international airline. While on a layover in Dubai, she meets up with an American businessman who had been a passenger on her flight to Dubai from Paris. Unfortunately for Cassie, fate intervenes when she wakes up next to him in his hotel room with blood all over the room and bed. From there, Cassie must deal with the consequences of this killing. While she does work her trip back to Paris and then New York, she is not safe from FBI agents, police and others investigating this murder. Well plotted with a few twists from the author for pure enjoyment, The Flight Attendant will give readers of fiction a fun trip to Dubai and back.
– Roy B.