The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

The Flight Attendant

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, already counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of be...

Details The Flight Attendant

TitleThe Flight Attendant
Release DateMar 13th, 2018
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews The Flight Attendant

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!!After enjoying quite a few of Chris Bohjalian’s previous novels, I was quite excited to have the opportunity to read his upcoming novel, “The Flight Attendant”.I thought this was a fantastic read!Flight Attendant, Cassandra (Cassie) Bowden wakes up in a hotel room in Dubai. The first thing she realizes is that she’s not in her hotel room and the second thin...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    FIVE STARSYES YES YES!! Last page turned. Heart beating fast. Mic drop. Cue the slow clap. This is a phenomenal character-driven mystery WITH A TWISTY, SATISFYING ENDING I will not soon forget.I don’t know who said “the devil is in the details” but if that’s true, then Chris Bohjalian is the devil himself. This plot is intricate and complex with well-researched details and data providing clues for the reader in this story of international...
  • Kaceey
    Cassie is a flight attendant living the high life. She’s drinking way too much, punctuated by emotionless nights in beds of total strangers during her layovers. She knows full well this behavior needs to stop....only she can’t. During a stop-over in Dubai and a long night of heavy partying, Cassie wakes up with the worst hangover ever. Trying to slip out of bed silently, she notices the man lying next to her. And he’s quite dead. Her memory...
  • Meredith
    3.5 starsI was really digging this, but the ending brought it down a notch. Slow burn read about a self destructive flight attendant who awakens to discover her one night stand dead beside her. Cassie became a flight attendant to run away from her past. She exists on alcohol, drunken exploits, and one night stands. After traveling on a flight to Dubai, she sleeps with passenger, Alex Sokolov. Barely remembering what happened between her and Sokol...
  • Holly B
    Cassie Bowden, a flight attendant/party girl who boasts of her partying ways and many one-night stands. A hotel room in Dubai.A murder.A memorable night for Cassie OR NOT..... she doesn't really remember much considering she was so drunk that she blacked out! Told from Cassie and Miranda's POV we get to hear their thought processes as they ponder the details involved in the night of the murder and what went wrong! The author's skill in character ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    4 “brace yourself for impact” stars to The Flight Attendant! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Thanks to all my Goodreads friends who recommended this gem! The Flight Attendant grabbed me from the very first page, as I was introduced to Cassie, a flight attendant with a serious alcohol problem who wakes up to the dead body of the man she met the day before on her flight to Dubai. Cassie doesn’t remember if she killed Alex, or if someone else could have e...
  • Sarah Joint
    How did this relatively slow-paced read manage to make me feel so very anxious almost the entire time? It was the build-up! Smartly written, clever, and gripping. This one kept me reading late into the night. The characters aren't immensely likable, but it works in this one. More complex than it looks from the blurb, it requires full attention. The morning that will change her life starts out not so different from others. Cassandra wakes with an ...
  • Theresa Alan
    This novel starts off starts off at a breathless pace and rarely lets up. It ends with a taut, exciting finale as well.Cassie Bowden is a flight attendant who doesn’t believe in moderation when it comes to alcohol and sex. When she wakes up in a hotel room in Dubai with a pounding headache and only some memories of the night before, she discovers the man she’d been flirting with on the flight over is dead beside her in bed. Blood is everywher...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    This is a thriller about a flight attendant that wakes up to find her one-night-stand date dead in bed next to her. This event triggers an investigation for the killer and what follows raises more questions than answers.The book is narrated from alternating points of view and takes place (mostly) in Dubai and New York. I found the book intriguing, interesting, and character-driven.The main character engages in self-destructive behavior and frequ...
  • Jennifer
    Regular readers of Chris Bohjalian have learned by now that you never know what you're going to get when you open one of his novels. Every single one is different. Because some of the enjoyment of Bohjalian comes with the surprise factor, I won't go into heavy detail about The Flight Attendant except to say that this book is more about the female lead character: Cassie than it is the overall plot line. Don't get me wrong, there is an intricate st...
  • AnisaAnne
    You can also read my review on WP: novel is a complex international thriller. Suspenseful and intelligent!"I awoke beside a dead man. I may have gotten away with murder." It is not the first time Cassie has blacked out after a night of untamed drinking. Cassie wakes up in a dense fog. This place is not her hotel. She is in someone's room in another hotel. And she is in the wrong place at the wrong time...
  • Marialyce
    3 wish I could have liked it better starsI was truly looking forward to this novel as I have read and enjoyed some of Mr Bohjalian's novels. This one however, left me with a distinct sense of disappointment. I didn't like the main protagonist at all and thought she was a hot mess. So sorry to say, that this book for me rates a 3 star value. I always believe that when one goes into a book with much anticipation, that oftentimes we find ourselves d...
  • Mackey St
    Chris Bohjalian has done it again!Readers of his work, by now, should just come to expect a literary surprise each time they open his newest book! The Flight Attendant is no exception. What begins as a somewhat slow burning, character driven mystery soon escalates into an international espionage thriller. It happened so quickly I nearly wasn't aware of it. Granted, Cassie, the flight attendant, is a train wreck waiting to happen. To say she is an...
  • Megan Johnson
    There are many things to like about this book, just as there are many things I didn't like. I wouldn't let these things stop me from reading it but I did feel that they took away from my overall enjoyment. (You can tell it's still a good book, otherwise these things wouldn't bother me so much.) 1. The first of these is that WE KNOW she has a drinking problem, you don't have to tell us (via EVERY character) all the time. When you start treating yo...
  • Debra
    Cassandra "Cassie" Bowden is a flight attendant and alcoholic. She binge drinks and is no stranger to black outs and one night stands. On a flight into Dubai she flirts with a man in the first class cabin and ends up spending the night with him. When she wakes up the next morning, she needs to remember where she is and hopes to slip quietly out of bed when she discovers the blood. A lot of blood, and quickly determines that the man she spent the ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐ / 5My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp...____________________________________________________________This was my first novel by Chris Bohjalian and I have very mixed feelings about it.You could definitely tell that Bohjalian did his research for this book. For the cities, the details, the flight attendants, the laws talked about, everything. I thought The Flight Att...
  • Selene
    Genre: General FictionTone: Sad and at times depressing This was a sobering story about a woman whose childhood shaped her into a binge-drinking and self-destructing addict. Cassie was in denial about how dependent she was on alcohol and shied away from the idea that she'd become just like her alcoholic father for a good chunk of this book. While she was an avid animal lover (volunteered regularly at the animal shelter) and still managed to funct...
  • Zoeytron
    You tell a lie, then another.  And another.  You need to tell the truth now, but it is far too late for that.  A propensity for drinking mass quantities of alcohol and picking up strange men during flight layovers in foreign countries (view spoiler)[(How stupid can you be, lady?) (hide spoiler)] is going to work to a flight attendant's detriment.  Bad decisions are made, one after another.  As her mismanaged life spirals out of control, she...
  • Amy
    Chris Bohjalian is one of those authors I’ve been meaning to read for the longest time, I’ve heard nothing but great things about his books and was super excited that I would finally be reading one of his books, this one sounded exactly like the kind of book that I would end up loving and I had heard he was an excellent writer. After finishing and really thinking about this one before I wrote my review I can definitely say that yes, he is a f...
  • ☮Karen
    Another addictive read from the talented Chris Bohjalian, and again, it's like none of his other books. I would classify this one as an international spy thriller, but that doesn't become obvious until later. At first it rivaled The Girl on the Train for most outlandish female alcoholic, only this time it's the girl on the plane.Cassie seems to live a charmed jet-setting life as a flight attendant, getting her pick of international flights like R...
  • Marjorie
    The Flight Attendant by Chris BohjalianBook Review:  3 out of 5 star ratingCassie Bowden is a bit of a mess.  Like her father, she drinks too much.  She drinks so much, she actually blacks out and doesn’t remember much of the night before on those mornings when she wakes up with a hangover.  But one morning is a bit different.  She wakes up next to a man who has had his throat slit.  Should she call the police or will she be blamed?  Sho...
  • Kristy
    Cassandra Bowen is a flight attendant with a history of bad decisions--most of them tied to her predilection to heavy drinking. Mostly her drinking leads to sexual encounters with dubious men, topless dancing, and a few bouts of blackouts. But when Cassie's work takes her to Dubai, she spends the night with a gentleman she met on the plane, drinking heavily with him all evening; in the morning she wakes up next to him in bed and finds him dead, c...
  • Daniel Balici
    Actual rating: 3.5 starsMuch to my embarrassment I have not heard of this author prior to my perusal of the Edelweiss catalog in a quest for a captivating ARC, although I later came to know that plenty of his books have been well-received both by the readers as well as the critics. Noticing the theme-anticipating title The Flight Attendant was sufficient to make me take the plunge and click the 'request' button, considering that I have been nurtu...
  • Susan
    The Flight AttendantChris BohjalianReceived from NetgalleyTHE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is the first book I've ever read by Chris Bohjalian but it certainly won't be the last! Once I started reading, the twists and turns kept on coming and I could not put it down. Cassandra Bowden is a flight attendant who lives a reckless life. She drinks way too much and winds up in stranger's hotel rooms. She wakes up one morning in Dubai, very hungover and not in her ...
  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    It's all fun and games until someone gets their throat slashed... Cassie Bowden is a flight attendant. Cassie Bowden is an alcoholic. Cassie Bowden is an utter mess.  Cassie Bowden also just woke up in a hotel in Dubai next to a dead man with vague and twisty memories of the blackout-drunk night before. We all have that 'fight or flight' response, and Cassie chose the perfect career because her response is   flight , for sure.  You can j...
  • Meredith B
    4 STARSFirst, thank you to Netgalley, the Publisher: Double Day Books and the Author: Chris Bohjalian for the ARC of The Flight Attendant.This book was a different kind of thriller for me. I'd categorize it as a slow burner thriller which honestly was not a bad thing, just a different change of pace. Funnily enough, I started and ended reading this book on a flight myself!We start by meeting Cassie. She wakes up and realizes she's in another Man'...
  • Judy
    A riveting international murder mystery that kept my attention throughout. Cassie is the flight attendant and she is obviously an alcoholic in denial and a party girl who sleeps around quite a bit. She flirts with a guy on the plane to Dubai and then hooks up with him for the night. She drinks so much she blacks out. When she wakes up the guy beside her is dead and there is blood everywhere. Does she call the police? No! She cleans up and goes ba...
  • Tammy
    Just finished this and it’s.. AH-MAZING!! A solid five stars. What a fantastic twisty ending!! Loved all the suspense and it’s carefully plotted characters pulling it off.. excellent story-telling! Recommend!🔥
  • The Pfaeffle Journal (Diane)
    I was a little hesitant to request this arc from Netgalley cause I thought the premise of the book was strange. I like Chris Bohjalian's books so I figured what's the harm, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this book.Cassie Bowden is not a particularly likable character, her life centers around drinking too much and getting laid. While she is able to hold on to her job, at just past 40, her life is slipping away from her. On a fligh...