I just finished reading “Hostage” by Clare Mackintosh. I chose to read this book because the very first psychological thriller I ever read was “I Let You Go” by the same author and it BLEW me away. I never forgot that book and how it made me feel, so I was so excited to read another one of her books.
This book answers the question of how far would you go to save your own child. Would you risk the lives of all the passengers on an airplane to save your daughter’s life? In the case of the main character, Mina, the answer is yes, and so begins a story filled with suspense and drama. Intertwined with the drama on the plane, is the drama involving Mina’s beloved daughter, Sophia and her father, Adam. Adam is the one character I couldn’t quite figure out, and I still don’t know if I like him or not.
Overall, the premise of the story was a good one, and the author did an excellent job of explaining how innocent people are lured into taking drastic measures to protect their causes ( in this case hijacking a plane to bring attention to the problem of climate change).
My main problem with this book, and why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted is that there were SO MANY characters. I honestly got lost in who was who and whether they were good or bad.
In the end, when the true culprit of the whole hijacking was exposed, it didn’t resonate with me because I couldn’t keep track of who was who.
I also didn’t like how the main culprit was treated at the end. Without giving too much away, it was not a good ending…… that is all I can say.
Maybe those with better organizational memories will have a better way with this book than I did. Overall, it was alright, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Happy Reading Everyone. Talk Soon
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