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, Audiobook, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Adult, Adult Fiction, Crime, Contemporary

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”.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 thing she realizes is that she’s not a...
  • 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...
  • j e w e l s
    FIVE STARSYES YES YES!! Last page turned. 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 suspense. Yes, much of the st...
  • 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...
  • 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 entered the room....
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Debbie
    4.5 "Why you shouldn't drink" stars!You think YOU have problems. Imagine waking up next to a dead guy!That’s what happened to Cassie, a flight attendant with a predisposition to blackouts and one-night stands. One minute she’s in a cute little uniform serving a drink to this hot cologned businessman high in the sky, the next minute she’s naked, sharing booze and body juices with him in a fancy-schmanzy hotel in Dubai. Same old same old to h...
  • Lori
    Cassandra: Hi, I'm Cassie. Based on my extensive experience I see passed-out drunk and blackout drunk as two completely different categories. And, when will I ever learn that even three or four drinks and high heels are a poor combination? Now about that dead guy, I regained consciousness next to, the more I think about it I'm almost certain that I didn't cut his throat. But, no one is going to believe me.Chorus: We're Cassie's friends and family...
  • 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...
  • Liz
    I’m not sure what to make of this book. Cassie has a whole lot of issues. She became a flight attendant to escape her childhood. But like her dad, she’s a drunk. A blackout, sleep with anyone, kind of drunk. And one morning, she wakes up beside the dead body of a man she’d been partying with the night before. For some reason, I felt very detached while reading this. I didn’t feel any connection with Cassie and found it difficult to even f...
  • 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...
  • 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-destructivebehavior and frequen...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 StarsOn a flight to Dubai, Cassie meets a very attractive man. As per her usual M.O., Cassie ends up having dinner with him, and drinking too much and she ends up in bed with him. What happens next however is a first for Cassie: when she wakes up with him the next morning - she discovers blood on the pillow near her head and when she looks over at him she discovers that his neck has been slashed. She drank so much that she blacked out the night...
  • 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...
  • Jenny
    Just a few notes on this book. Book was a struggle at times to get through, it felt forced for length. It’s main character, Cassie, is someone that I found annoying and not likeable. The storyline started out strong but fizzled. A lot going on at the end and it also had too much happening without enough background.
  • 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...
  • Dianne
    D A M N !!!!!!! SO freaking good!!!! Not at all what I expected. I was expecting a "personal struggle" melodrama about an alcoholic flight attendant and what I got was a crackerjack international espionage thriller whose main character happened to be an alcoholic flight attendant (and she is something else!). I have only read a few Bohjalian books but I didn't think something like this was in his wheelhouse.Mr. Bohjalian - MORE! MORE! MORE!!!!!!!...
  • Justin Tate
    Incredible opening chapter! Sadly, all went stagnant after that. Some surprises toward the end, but by then my patience had worn out and I was ready to read something else. Excellent writing, just didn't do it for me plot-wise.SIDE NOTE: What's up with this literary trend of blackout drunk females?
  • Mackey
    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...
  • Sonja Arlow
    2.5 starsIs this really the same author that wrote The Sandcastle Girls? Really truly? I get that books like Sandcastle Girls and this one is very different in tone, content and pacing but if you are a skilled writer then you can manage the differences.I also understand that books like this requires you to suspend your disbelief in favour of the cheap thrills offered but the Epilogue stretched credulity so far that it snapped. It was just so cont...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Well, well, well....what an ending!The Flight Attendant was a great book. It had me from the get-go. It was an unexpected, ruthless ride I was glad to take. For one, I don’t live a life that takes me to all these amazing places, and two, it touches on the darker, dirty side that some of the ladies and gentleman in that profession witness or practice….in my wildest dreams of course!Cassandra Bowden is the quintessential party girl. City to cit...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 finds herse...
  • ABookwormWithWine
    / 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 Attendant was...
  • Dorie - Cats&Books :)
    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 ...
  • Elaine
    I've never read any of this author's books before which is why I gave this a chance. But after reading The Flight Attendant, I'm glad to say I gave it a chance and now I'm over it. ** Lifetime spoilers ahead ** Cassie Bowden is a flight attendant and a high functioning alcoholic. She drinks and she has one night stands and she drinks some more. Fine. No shame here. When she wakes up after a booze filled night, she discovers her lover is dead. A...
  • ☮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...
  • 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...