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The New York Times and USA Today bestseller!
An Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far - 2020!
"The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbing—not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin."—The New York Times Book Review
Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.
Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career, and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move, making sure she's living up to his impossible standards. But what he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.
A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets—Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.
For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women—both alone, both scared—and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.
The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige can’t answer—until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives.
Paige’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel as the truth of Miles’s paternity threatens to destroy everything she has grown to cherish. As Paige slowly opens herself up—by befriending an eccentric mother, confronting her own deeply buried vulnerabilities, and trying to make sense of her absent father’s unexpected return—she realizes breakthroughs aren’t only for the lab. But when tragedy strikes, Paige must face the consequences of sharing a secret only she knows.
With grace and humor, Julie Clark shows that while the science is fascinating, solving these intimate mysteries of who we are and where we come from unleashes emotions more complex than the strands of DNA that shape us.
Zwei Frauen auf der Flucht. Eine Entscheidung, die alles verändert. Und kein Weg zurück.
New York, Flughafen JFK: Claire soll nach Puerto Rico reisen, um ihren Mann, einen ehrgeizigen Politiker, beim Wahlkampf zu unterstützen. Doch in Wahrheit will sie nichts als fliehen – vor seinen gewalttätigen Übergriffen und der lückenlosen Kontrolle, die er über sie ausübt. Sie kommt mit Eva ins Gespräch, die bei ihrem schwerkranken Mann Sterbehilfe geleistet hat. Zu Hause in Kalifornien erwartet sie die Polizei. Innerhalb weniger Sekunden beschließen sie, die Bordkarten zu tauschen und sich gegenseitig ein neues Leben zu schenken.
Erleichtert landet Claire in Kalifornien. In Evas Haus gibt es allerdings keine Hinweise auf einen Ehemann. Dann erfährt sie, dass das Flugzeug nach Puerto Rico abgestürzt ist. Und kurz darauf entdeckt sie die vermeintlich abgestürzte Eva in einer Fernsehreportage über das Unglück. Lebendig. Hat sie die Flucht in das Leben einer Anderen am Ende doch nur in eine Falle gelockt?