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Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, Lisa Lutz’s latest blistering thriller is about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past: you’ll want to buckle up for the ride!

In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.

It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret…can she outrun her past?

With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.




Wow! This book!

When I first started reading this book, I kept wondering why Tanya left to take on a new identity when her husband only fell down the stairs while she was in the shower. But.. as the journey takes off we find out why.

Tanya changes her name more than anyone I have ever heard of in the short amount of time that she is on the run. I will tell you some of her names, but I won't reveal her real name :) She's been Tanya, Jane Green, Amelia Keen, Debra Maze, Emma Lark, Sonia Lubovich and Paige for a minute or two. I would be worn out just worrying about changing my name, much less keeping alive, but I digress.

She drives, rides trains, or buses to many different places, only staying long enough to get by. On one of her destinations she meets a bartender named Blue and they strike up a friendship of sorts. Tanya even lives with her for a short period of time. Then they both set up a scheme and Tanya is off again.


I liked Tanya's love interest in the book. His name is Domenic and he's a cop! Of course Tanya bolts when she finds out, but they remain friends. Funny that :)

There is a mysterious Ryan sending emails back and forth with Tanya. I could not wait until the end of the book to find out what that was all about. I can tell you, it was good. I didn't see that coming at all and it was just so good. In my opinion anyway. Rest assured all of the mysteries are solved at the end of the book!


Even though Tanya did some stupid things in the book, I really liked it and had a good time on this crazy adventure!

*I would like to thank NETGALLEY and SIMON AND SCHUSTER for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.* 






  1. This one sounds so good! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

    1. Thank you hon :) It's really good and different. It was crazy, but good :) ♥