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The flight attendant : a novel

Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage Contemporary premium mass-market editionView all editions and formats
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A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man--and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0593081633 9780593081631
OCLC Number: 1129018521
Notes: Includes excerpt from The Red Lotus.
Description: 431, 25 pages ; 19 cm.
Responsibility: Chris Bohjalian.

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A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man--and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police--she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home--Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean--or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.

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