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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751577082

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 23rd June 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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THE EMOTIONAL, JAW-DROPPING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLER


‘Hypnotically good’ LEE CHILD
‘Jaw-dropping twists’ LUCY FOLEY
‘The book of the summer’ SUN

It’s twenty hours to landing. A lot can happen in twenty hours . . .


You’re on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney. It’s a landmark journey, and the world is watching.

Shortly after take-off, you receive a chilling anonymous note.

There are people on this plane intent on bringing it down – and you’re the key to their plan.

You’d never help them, even if your life depended on it.

But they have your daughter . . . So now you have to choose.

DO YOU SAVE HUNDREDS OF LIVES? OR THE ONE THAT MATTERS MOST?

‘Feels like a blockbuster movie LISA JEWELL

‘The queen of nail-biting suspenseIRISH INDEPENDENT

‘A nail-biter of a thriller’ SHARI LAPENA

‘A rip-roaring finaleGUARDIAN

Propulsive – will have you questioning “what would you do?” at every turn‘ KARIN SLAUGHTER

Mackintosh is a proNEW YORK TIMES

‘Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifyingHEAT

‘When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn’t mess around‘ LINWOOD BARCLAY

‘An incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever endingGOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It’ll leave you breathless‘ JANE FALLON

‘A smart pay-offTHE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE

‘A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller’ ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM MAGAZINE

‘A banger of a book with a truly agonising “what would you do?”‘ RUTH WARE

‘A thrilling, chilling gut-punch of a book’ RED

‘Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?’ TAMMY COHEN

‘I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight’ PRIMA

‘I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! Mind-blowing‘ SANDIE JONES

‘The year’s most intriguing high-concept plot’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller‘ ALLIE REYNOLDS

‘Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat actionFABULOUS

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Reviews

Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller
ALLIE REYNOLDS
An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully
WOMAN'S WAY
Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer
SUN
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense
IRISH INDEPENDENT
An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt
LUCY FOLEY
A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn
KARIN SLAUGHTER
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
LISA JEWELL
Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year
NB MAGAZINE
A truly gripping and terrifying story
WOMAN'S WEEKLY
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read
NEW
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?
TAMMY COHEN
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read!
SHARI LAPENA
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying
HEAT
So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride
REAL PEOPLE
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book
RED
Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale
GUARDIAN
A smart pay-off
THE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE
Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter
EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
Clare Mackintosh is one of the most reliably excellent authors of domestic thrillers ... I read this book so, so quickly - it was hard to put down and one of those books that made it a real challenge to not flick to the end to see what was going to happen
BOOKBRUNCH
Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot!
PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH
Hypnotically good
LEE CHILD
When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers
LINWOOD BARCLAY
Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping
HERALD
Page after page of unrelenting suspense . . . hard to put down as readers are willingly lured on by one plot twist after another . . . A gifted writer with a captivating voice
NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
Chilling!
BELLA
A chilling read that you won't want to put down
CLOSER
A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller
ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM MAGAZINE
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless
JANE FALLON
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot
DAILY EXPRESS
Clare Mackintosh has an enviable talent for creating credible families and putting them in enough jeopardy to make the story fly while stirring up emotions of all kinds
LITERARY REVIEW
The most perfectly fabulous holiday read . . . clever yet entertaining, thoughtful yet provocative
LOVEREADING
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
SUN ON SUNDAY, FABULOUS MAGAZINE
Heart-stopping
CRIME FICTION MONTHLY
I am still on the floor! I thought I knew where it was going, then I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! A mind-blowing read
SANDIE JONES
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight
PRIMA
We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro
NEW YORK TIMES
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?'
RUTH WARE