The Passenger by Lisa Lutz (EPUB)
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?
The Passenger was a book I enjoyed and raced through in a single day. That’s probably the way thrillers should be read. The book opens with a bang; she has just discovered her husband dead at the bottom of the stairs and claims to the reader that she didn’t kill him. We have no idea at the beginning whether she is a reliable narrator, but thus begins a long, choppy series of identities while sharing pieces of her past that she is running from with us. The Passenger is a crackling good story and will keep readers riveted to the pages. Strap yourself in and be prepared for a rip-roaring ride! Highly recommended.