The Passenger (Unabridged)
by Lisa Lutz
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From the author of the New York Times best-selling 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.
This was totally different from the other Lisa Lutz books I've read. When I finished it I wasn't sure exactly how I felt about it, but when I put some thought into it I decided that if a book caused me to continue to reflect, then it must have accomplished something the author wanted (at least for me). I never identified with the main character but the way she made choices disturbed and facinated me. I'll be interested to read other reviews. I gave it 4 stars because I think it's deeper than one might think.
I loved it!!
I loved the narrator!! It had me wanting more and had me guessing until the end!!