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
PublisherDoubleday Books
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sue Fernandez
    Cassie Bowden is a flight attendant who makes the worst choices, pretty much all the time. She clearly has an alcohol problem, and this affects most of her life, including her job. After one fling, and a blackout, she wakes up in a Dubai hotel room next to a dead body. Even she doesn't know what happened. She continues to make poor choices, but she had a spark about her I liked. I thought the plot was a departure from the author's norm, but I enj...
  • 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...
  • Angel Erin
    2018-02-18 you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a free ebook copy of The Flight Attendant By: Chris Bohjalian in exchange for an honest review. Woo hoo!! Another hit from Chris Bohjalian! This is now the third book by this author that I have read and the third book of his that I have given five stars to. The Flight Attendant is so well written. I am in awe of the writing skills in this book. The plot...
  • Michelle
    This is my first book by Chris Bohjalian, and now I understand why I keep seeing his name everywhere! A smart, tautly plotted thriller, featuring a protagonist who is deeply aware of her own flaws. Although this feels nothing like a traditional spy thriller, there is an intriguing spy thread running through it. I'll be reading more novels by Bohjalian.Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a free ARC for an honest review.
  • Dorie
    The premise for this book sounded very exciting, a flight attendant waking up in a hotel room in Dubai next to a viciously murdered man. She is a binge drinker and passes out from over drinking often, she can’t remember what happened after she slept with the man. Unfortunately this book took until my Kindle location was at 70% to really get going.Cassie Bowden is a veteran flight attendant, approaching early middle age, who is unhappy with her ...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Genre: General Fiction (Adult)Publisher: DoubledayPub. Date: March 13, 2018Stars: Goodreads doesn't not allow half stars. I feel this novel is really a three and a half.Possible Spoiler AlertThe author, Chris Bohjalian, is one of my all-time favorite authors. I believe he is today’s Hemingway, writing American literature with an emotional force. I first discovered Bohjalian when I read his 2010 book, “Midwives.” The setting for that book is...
  • Lisa
    THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTChris BohjalianMY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫PUBLISHER Doubleday BooksPUBLISHED March 13, 2018THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is an intriguing and intense international thriller that will have you tightly buckling your seat belt. SUMMARYCassie Bowden, a veteran flight attendant from New York wakes up in a beautiful hotel room in Dubai, next to a dead man. Blood was everywhere around them, his jugular had been cut. With a piercing hangover cau...
  • Heather Fineisen
    Bohjalian has clearly done his research on flight attendants. This element adds to the glamour and intrigue of this thriller about a flight attendant who wakes up to find her lover of the night before dead with a slashed throat. Caddie blacked out and can't remember what happened as she is an alcoholic. An unreliable yet interesting whirlwind of an unraveling of lies follows. The story is strong up until the end when things get a bit rushed and c...
  • Rebecca
    I have read everything by Chris Bohjalian, many multiple times. The Flight Attendant has to be one of my favorites! I know many reviewers didn't like Cassie and felt that her character took away from their enjoyment of the book. I disagree-I found Cassie to be a likable character despite all of her many, many flaws and mistakes. Yes, she is a mess, and yes, she handled a horrible situation in the worst way possible, but throughout it all she stil...
  • Harvee
    Two women, one American and the other Russian, are pitted against each other in what seems like an unfair duel. Cassie Bowden has no idea what's in store for her when, as a flight attendant overnighting in Dubai, she accepts dinner invitation from Alex, a Russian-American passenger on her flight, and ends up in his plush hotel room for the night.Things escalate when she wakes up in his bed in the morning, having blacked out after a night of heavy...