Layover by David Bell

Layover

In this high concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth... Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work. His life is a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, Joshua meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connectio...


Details Layover

TitleLayover
ISBN9780440000877
Author
Release DateJul 2nd, 2019
PublisherBerkley Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Rating

Reviews Layover

  • Dita
    1970-01-01
    You know what I really liked about this book? Actually I liked quite a few things. First of all, David Bell is a great writer. His characterizations are excellent, I felt like I really knew Joshua, Morgan, and the determined and persistently hungry Detective Givens. **Small aside: I think her hunger was supposed demonstrate how dedicated she was to her job, how self-sacrificing, etc. But too often when the POV switched back to her, it led off wit...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed the first half or so of the book but my interest started to go downhill from that point on. For the most part though, I did like how the author chose to wrap the story up as I don't think he went the conventional route. The ending for me helped push this book back into the decent read category, although other readers might disagree.Joshua Fields hates flying which is a bit of a problem considering his job forces him to travel by ...
  • marilyn
    1970-01-01
    This is my first David Bell book and I plan to read more of his books in the future. Layover has college grad, mid twenties, Joshua on one of his weekly trips to another city where he conducts commercial developer deals for his father's company. Joshua's single dad did all he could to give Josh a secure life, as he grew up, and now into adulthood. I think his dad might have been a bit too helpful to Joshua because he is actually bored with his hi...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    1970-01-01
    A chance encounter led to quite a ride, including last minute flight changes, an unconventional escape, small town sleuthing, and a pricey stolen item. It was quite a story and one that had a lot of interesting twists and turns!About the BookEvery week Josh takes the same flights for work. But his routine changes when on a layover he encounters a mysterious, beautiful stranger. Josh and Morgan have an instant connection--he shares things about hi...
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work. His life is a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, Joshua meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it's time for their flights, Morgan gets up to leave, leans over and passionately kisses Joshua, lamenting that they'll never see each other again. Joshua does not want to accept that. It was "love at fi...
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    I've read another book by David Bell and liked his writing style. This book grabbed my attention from the start. I thought it was a clever premise...two strangers meet by chance in an airport and are intrigued with one another but all is not what it seems.The first part of the book was good and I was fully engaged trying to figure out what was going on. It dragged a bit in the middle and I was not very satisfied by the ending. I expected somethin...
  • Matt
    1970-01-01
    Say, 3.5 stars?First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, David Bell, and Berkley Publishing Group for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Being an avid traveller and a great fan of thriller novels, I was sure that the latest David Bell story would pull me in and leave me wanting more. There are few as busy as Joshua Fields, who logs hundreds of thousands of miles in the ai...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    Well...... I really struggled with this book and am having a hard time writing this review.This was my first book by David Bell and unfortunately it really missed the mark for me. I have read my fair share of excellent thrillers in this genre and I have to say that I'm pretty hard to please. This... fell extremely flat for me.I probably should have DNF this book but have heard nothing but great things about this author. The book started off ok fo...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    An airport, a chance meeting, an unforgettable, secretive woman, a woman who is actually missing, tells lies, and doesn’t care who she involves or hurts.Joshua saw a woman in the bar and knew she needed some help just by the way she was acting so he canceled his plans with his father to follow Morgan.Is she really worth helping? After their meeting, Joshua thinks so.Meanwhile, Morgan’s boss is also missing and not too long after Morgan had be...
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    Having travelled a fair bit, with lots of lengthy boring layovers at different international airports, I was very intrigued about the premise of this novel. It is true that strange intimacies can occur between travellers during those dislocated moments, and we may confide things to a complete stranger we might otherwise never consider talking about, with the knowledge that our paths will never cross again. It sounded like such a great idea for a ...
  • Kaira Rouda
    1970-01-01
    In the hands of a master in suspense like Bell, a chance flirtation at an airport leads to a fast-paced novel filled with turbulence. Make sure your belt is fastened and enjoy! Bell is at his best.
  • Monnie
    1970-01-01
    There's a touch of edge-of-seatness in this book to be sure, but I'd describe it more as a coming of age character study than a spine-tingling thriller. And I admit it's a bit of a stretch when it comes to believability; but then again, this is a work of fiction - so whether it could happen in real life really doesn't count for much. The bottom line is how well it's written - and I have no real complaints on that score; had I been able to finish ...
  • Zoe
    1970-01-01
    Crafty, complex, and unpredictable!Layover is a character-driven whodunit featuring the reckless and determined Joshua Fields as he throws caution to the wind and leaves his ordinary life behind to do whatever it takes to find the missing, enigmatic Morgan Reynolds who seems to have vanished into thin air after sweeping him off his feet in a bar at the Atlanta airport.The writing is crisp and clear. The characters are impulsive, irrational, and t...
  • Darinda
    1970-01-01
    During a layover, Joshua meets Morgan. He feels an instant attraction to her, and alters his travel plans to follow her. Only, she doesn't want to be followed. Joshua ends up in a whirlwind of a mystery.Told with the alternating points of view of Joshua and Detective Kimberly Givens. Joshua doesn't enjoy his work, has a (sort of) girlfriend, and he really hates flying, which he does a lot of. He seems like a decent guy who is not sure what he wan...
  • Kimberly Belle
    1970-01-01
    Layover opens on an ingenious setup: a chance, romantic meeting in an airport with a woman who turns out to be missing. Bell starts with a bang then dials up the suspense to full-throttle, lobbing twist after twist that will test Joshua and his conflicting loyalties. Smart and highly addictive, this one should come with a warning: don’t start until you’re prepared to read straight through.
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    The premise behind David Bell's Layover is sexy and exciting. A young business man shares a kiss with a beautiful stranger. She seems to be hiding something, running away from somebody. Her mysterious nature intrigues him. His infatuation leads him to abandon his job and track her down. Can he save her? Or is he putting his own life in jeopardy? Normally a page turner like this one would garner 4/5 stars but there were a few things that I had a p...
  • Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
    1970-01-01
    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine.ENTER THE GIVEAWAY ON MY INSTA ACCOUNT. Greetings, fellow readers! It’s great to be back from my hiatus with a blog tour stop and giveaway for Layover by David Bell. I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit this but, for whatever reason, I hadn’t read any of his previous books. On the brighter side, that only made me more excited to read this one so I could see for myself what all the...
  • Liz Fenton
    1970-01-01
    Another great thriller by David Bell! Loved it.
  • ABookwormWithWine
    1970-01-01
    ⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 rounded downSigh, I really, REALLY wanted to love Layover by David Bell but unfortunately that was not the case. I still really enjoyed it, but it was nowhere near the love I was hoping to feel for this book.What it's about: Joshua Fields has his life down to a routine. He works for his father's company and spends most of his time in airports, hotels, and different states. But a chance meeting in an airport with a beautiful stra...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    1970-01-01
    Enjoyable but you kinda knew who done it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I really wanted to like this book. I was highly anticipating it because the story synopsis sounded so great. Random stranger you hit it off with and then find yourself involved in strange situations and flying all over the eastern seaboard.The book is written in Bell’s familiar style of short chapters and not an overload of conversation, which I really appreciate. The beginning is inter...
  • DeAnn
    1970-01-01
    3 stars to this thrillerJoshua is a young man who works with his father in a real estate business and has to travel quite a bit. He’s grown weary of the work (and hates to fly) but doesn’t know how to come clean to his Dad. He meets Morgan at an airport bar and instantly connects to the stranger. He shares deep thoughts with her, but she tells him they’ll never meet again.I had to suspend belief a bit as Joshua makes an impulsive decision t...
  • Melody McNamara
    1970-01-01
    David Bell is one of my favorite authors, and although I did like this book, it felt a little flat to me. It was more of a thriller than his usual domestic suspense (which I love), but seemed to drag a bit toward the middle. The action picked up in the last third of the book, and I liked that the ending was not exactly what I expected. Overall, I think that David Bell is a great writer who does a particularly good job of bringing his characters t...
  • Tammy
    1970-01-01
    Joshua Fields has a chance encounter with a mysterious woman during a layover and his world soon spirals out of control. I am a big David Bell fan and enjoyed this fast paced ride!
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    I am honestly shocked that this was described as a high concept thriller in the blurb. It's not even close to high concept. It's not even thrilling, for that matter. Perhaps I'm smoking something different than the rest, but I found this book to be amateurish and annoying.The hero - for one - is a complete dumb bunny. He has absolutely no drive or ambition, just takes handouts from his father and whines about having to work in commercial real est...
  • Glen
    1970-01-01
    I won this book in a goodreads drawing.A guy having a quarter life crisis in quiet desperation sees a woman in an airport during a layover. He chucks everything and goes after her, and gets in way over his head. It's much like an old Gold Medal novel with a 21 century gloss. It's pretty entertaining, but perhaps a bit long.
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    A chance encounter with a mysterious woman during an airport layover will throw Joshua Field's life into a complete and total tailspin. Bored of his life both professionally and romantically, Joshua is not shy about the fact that he is looking for a change so when a beautiful woman with dramatic sunglasses (indoors, nonetheless) catches his eye, he is curious to know more about her and she has a drink with him and kisses him, and then leaves him ...
  • Christina McDonald
    1970-01-01
    A suspense-filled, fast-paced book that had me flipping the pages to find out what was going to happen. Layover is entertaining storytelling at its best!The book switches smoothly between Joshua Fields, an All-American guy working in a job he hates, flying on planes he’s terrified of, and Detective Kimberly Givens, a single mom doing her best to be there for her daughter while trying to find a local businessman who’s gone missing. These two s...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    If you are looking for an addictive, cant-put-it-down, “sorry family that I burned dinner because I couldn’t stop reading” type of book...Layover is for you!Joshua Fields has a chance encounter at an airport with mysterious Morgan. Their connection is instant and their time together at the airport bar leaves Joshua reeling. Especially after they part ways and he sees her face on the TV in a missing person announcement. He changes his flight...
  • Dee
    1970-01-01
    There were times when I rolled my eyes thinking how could anyone be that stupid, but I did enjoy the book