Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller
An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully
Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense
An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt
A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year
A truly gripping and terrifying story
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read!
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying
So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book
Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale
A smart pay-off
Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter
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
Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot!
When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers
Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping
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
A chilling read that you won't want to put down
A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot
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
The most perfectly fabulous holiday read . . . clever yet entertaining, thoughtful yet provocative
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
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
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight
We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending
A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?'