The Flight Attendant - Chris Bohjalian

The Flight Attendant

By Chris Bohjalian

  • Release Date: 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 449 Ratings



From the author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened.

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, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police - she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home - Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?

Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.


  • This book was so boring

    By boochi3483
    Where was the edge of my seat thriller? I dreaded reading this and had to force myself through it. Actually I haven’t even finished it. You’d think at page 477 it would get better. It hasn’t. This book is slower then molasses. Pass on it
  • Wow

    By Mad wheels
    A wonderful read, twists, turns, intriguing. A delightful read.
  • Great beach read!

    By Dmultitasker
    Despite the bad reviews, I enjoyed this book!
  • The Flight Attendant

    By CalLady48
    Very suspenseful. Slow in some places but all of the pieces came together at the very end. You definitely have to finish the book!
  • Terrible

    By Sunshine2759
    I barely slogged through this book. The ending was it’s only redeeming factor.
  • Betraying the reader

    By Todgsmith
    The sad thing about this book is that a talented writer so disregarded his audience that rather than resolve the narrative established in the reading he consciously butchered the ending. That act is so flagrant a betrayal of story I will never read another novel by this author. Reader will have wasted your time when you reach the end.
  • Good book

    By KSjo2001
    Slow start with a lot of unnecessary dialogue. But kept my interest to read to the end with a big let down ending
  • Great book terrible ending

    By Morse1953
    The end of this story is so lame that I am sorry I read it. It is well written and intriguing, but clearly the author wrote himself into a corner, so he simply fabricated an ending that is vague, silly and unsatisfying. I do not recommend this book.