Layover

Layover

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"In this high-concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth.... Joshua Fields takes the same flights everyweek for work. His life is a series of departures, arrivals, and airports. But during yet another layover, Joshua meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it's time for their flights, Morgan kissess him, leaves,and laments that she'll never see him again. Joshua makes the impulsive decision to follow her, and buys a ticket for her flight. He's surprised to discover that she has been reported as missing. On the plane, Morgan is a completely different person, their connection seemingly gone. Once they're back on the ground, she slips away. Joshua makes a second impulsive decision and sets out to find her himself. What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey, filled with lies, deceit, and secrets, to discover the truth about why Morgan is on the run. But with every mystery solved, another rears its head, and Joshua's worst enemy may be his own assumptions about those around him..."--
Publisher: New York : Berkley, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780440000877
9780440000860
Characteristics: 399 pages ;,24 cm.

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phfactor
Sep 17, 2019

Interesting and exciting, but wildly implausible. Still reader is drawn to find out what's going to happen next.

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carolsonder
Sep 11, 2019

snooze fest! one of the most boring books i have ever read.

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LoveChild60
Jul 27, 2019

This was my first Bell novel. I was not impressed. It started out somewhat decent, but long before I got to Part 2, I was ready to stop. But decided to keep going because it had "high ratings" Pffft. It could have been told with well UNDER 343 pages. No need for 3 Parts either. It kept me interested just enough to keep reading, but it was a struggle daily. I figured out who the guilty party was long before the book squeaked it out. While I liked Joshua, he was also an idiot. Morgan? Another idiot who drug an innocent person along...and for what? NOTHING!!! Also, it really irritates me when an author has praise for their publicist, agent and all those people....but they don't say THANK YOU to the readers. Were it not for the reader, they wouldn't be making a living at writing. So, all authors should remember the READERS, without us, you'd have no fans, just saying. I'm only going to give this 3 stars because it honestly wasn't very good. It had a few "good parts" but not overall. Happy Reading!

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wmtlady
Jul 18, 2019

The book started out "like a great ball of fire" but then (for me) rolled along as an average book with fair writing. Twice I decided to quit reading, but I had to fill several hours of blank time today so I kept reading (o.k. I skimmed a little). The cover reviews repeatedly use the word "thriller" but I think that's very generous. Be forewarned that the chapters switch back and forth between 2 narrators, and the author doesn't aid the reader's understanding with name tags at the beginning of chapters as many others do today.

debwalker Jun 25, 2019

Layover by David Bell (Berkley, $26, 9780440000860). "Joshua's life has become a predictable pattern of departures and arrivals, a lot of his time spent in airports until he meets Morgan on a layover and there is an instant connection. The next time he sees her is on the news as a missing person. For readers who liked Faithful Place by Tana French and Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker." --Michelle Magnotta, Mamaroneck Public Library, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

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darladoodles
Jun 21, 2019

One of the most unusual thrillers I have read so far. Joshua and Morgan meet in an airport bar and connect almost immediately. They part with a meaningful kiss with Morgan declaring they will never meet again. As the rest of the narrative unfolds we are unsure of Morgan's true motivation. We are also concerned that Joshua is on a path to disaster. Alongside Joshua's story, we follow the small-town detective who gets involved in the intrigue surrounding Morgan. I held my breath until the very end wondering how the story could be resolved. How did it end? I'll leave the answer for other readers to discover on their own.

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