You just boarded a flight to New York.
There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.
What you don't know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot's family was kidnapped.
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For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.
The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.
Enjoy the flight.
T. J. Newman, a former bookseller turned flight attendant, worked for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines from 2011 to 2021. She wrote much of Falling on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Falling is her first novel.
"Bound for JFK out of LAX, pilot Bill Hoffman has no idea he's about to be given a choice: Either crash the plane or his family will be murdered. The author, a former bookseller and flight attendant, seems to think of everything -- every trick, every error, every advantage -- in a plot that executes more barrel rolls than a stunt plane on the Fourth of July." - Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times
"One of the year's best thrillers . . . This novel is like the films Die Hard and Speed on steroids . . . Newman keeps up an extreme pace from the first page." - Library Journal
"Brilliant . . . Incredibly suspenseful . . . With abundantly human characters, natural dialogue, and a plot that unleashes one surprise after another, this could be the novel that everyone is talking about this summer." - Booklist
"A superlative debut . . . This tense, convincing thriller marks the arrival of an assured new talent." - Publishers Weekly
"High-octane drama . . . Newman's background means Falling brings a freshness and depth to the genre. While the story is propelled by the impossible situation Bill and his captive family find themselves in, at its heart is the relationship between the tight-knit crew. . . . It's an eye-opening look into the reality of working on a plane." -The Guardian
"The thriller of the summer." - Dallas Morning News
"An unputdownable thriller that will take you on a wild ride full of twists and suspense." - Good Morning America