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 A Series Of Departures And Arrivals, Hotels And Airports During Yet Another Layover, He Meets Morgan, A Beautiful Stranger With Whom He Feels An Immediate Connection When It S Time For Their Respective Flights, Morgan Kisses Joshua Passionately, Lamenting That They Ll Never See Each Other Again.As Soon As Morgan Disappears In The Crowd, Joshua Is Shocked To See Her Face On A Nearby TV The Reason Morgan Is A Missing Person.What Follows Is A Whirlwind, Fast Paced Journey Filled With Lies, Deceit, And Secrets As Joshua Tries To Discover Why Morgan Has Vanished From Her Own Life Every Time He Thinks One Mystery Is Solved, Another Rears Its Head And His Worst Enemy Might Be His Own Assumptions About Those Around Him. 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 with her gnawing hunger as if it s noble to be starving Eat a sammich and just stop.Okay, anyway, I also loved that this doesn t get wrapped up in a lovely package Much like in real life things are complicated, emotional and can feel unfinished I respect the opinion of anyone who felt the end fizzled but I don t share your opinion For me, it worked.I loved that I felt hopeful, frustrated, disappointed and charmed in spots Sometimes I wanted to throttle Joshua, far often Morgan but overallI felt.Thank you to David Bell, Berkley Publishing Group
This was a struggle for me I really enjoyed Bring Her Home and Somebody s Daughter by David Bell I think they are fantastic and recommend them if you have not read one of his books before But unfortunately, this book did not work for me In all honesty, I read the first fifty percent of the book, skimmed through until the last two chapters which I did read in full I just had a hard time connecting with this book I almost dnf but wanted to skim through and read the ending to see how things ended Sometimes a book just isn t the right book for every reader I believe this is the case here This will not deter me from reading another of his books in the future I think he is an extremely talented writer and I look forward to reading of his work in the future I am choosing not to give this book a rating as I did not read it all the way t
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 airplane all the time A pre flight routine of popping a Xanax and drinking an alcoholic beverage is the best solution he can come up with to dealing with his phobia During a layover at the airport he meets a mysterious woman named Morgan Joshua feels this instant connection to her and doesn t want this feeling to be lost forever when they both go on their separate ways So he does something a little bit crazy, and well from that point on, he is involved in gigantic crazy mess From the get go some people might have a hard time believing the lengths Joshua went to which all started with a brief encounter with a stranger While I could at least kinda understand Joshua s motivations in the beginning, after awhile it became too much and it was hard not to want to yell at him what the hell are you doing It s always difficult for me when reading a thriller to still enjoy the book when I have lost faith in the main character The second half was a bit
This is my first David Bell book and I plan to read 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 high paying, secure job, his longtime ex girlfriend who he might get together with again if he can rise above his apathy for the relationship , and his very nice bland apartment in Chicago Joshua seems to float through his travels, fueled with alcohol and Xanax due to his fear of flying Overall, Joshua isn t really very happy with his life and it seems that he may be bored by how easy things are for him As the story starts, Joshua meets a beautiful young woman, Morgan, in the airport gift shop Over drinks in an airport bar, Joshua falls in lust with Morgan and is despondent after one long passionate kiss, then Morgan running off, telling him they will never meet again Joshua naturally ditches his job, changes flights to Morgan s flight and starts following her around and tracking her down when she gets away from him All the while, Joshua is calling his dad to tell him what he s doing I really liked Joshua s dad and f
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 first sight for him He is a young man in his twenties, and let s face itat that age you can feel desperately in loveStunned, and not understanding why she would say this, he looks up at an airport TV and reads HAVE YOU SEEN MORGAN Missing person, Believed Endangered Morgan Reynolds, Age 25 For the first half of the book, I was engaged in the story As a person who travels for a living, David Bell captured the essence of airports, flights, airline employees, and hotels perfectly.I was enjoying the premise, and the relationship developing between Joshua and Morgan, even willing to
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 premisetwo 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
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 for me and than it just was a bit of a hot mess Joshua is a mess period So, you meet a wo
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 There are few as busy as Joshua Fields, who logs hundreds of thousands of miles in the air each year With that type of lifestyle comes a great deal of time spent in airports During one layover in Atlanta, Fields runs into a beautiful woman and they share a drink at an airport bar With both of their flights soon to board, Fields and this mystery woman prepare to go their own ways, though a scintillating kiss has Fields wanting He rushes to find her and boards her plane to Nashville, only to be rebuffed Unsure of what to do next, he tries to find out all about this Morgan Reynolds, only to discover that her friends have listed her as missing It is then that some of the pieces fall into place for Fields, who wonders if Morgan is hiding from someone Renting a c
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 been visiting him to try to straighten out the reason she didn t get a raise after making an app that made the company a lot of money.LAYOVER moves along quickly, and I wanted to tell Joshua to stop being a good guy and stay away from Morgan who he never knew before this chance meeting.Every time they would find each other and Morgan would leave it had me wondering why in the world Joshua was being so irresponsible.just get back to your life, but he wasn t listening to me More characters, and I mean people who don t think, come on the scene and each one has some connection to Morgan, but the only connection they all have in common is that no one knows where Morgan is or where her boss, Giles, is.LAYOVER kept me in suspense, kept my b
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 novel Of course this type of airport meeting was also the start of one of my all time favourite thrillers, THE KIND WORTH KILLING by Peter Swanson, so I had high hopes for this one Sadly the premise is where my enjoyment ended and I concede that this book was not for me Firstly, the characters Joshua, who may be in his mid twenties with a career and a history of travelling regularly for work, which in my mind makes him a character who has some level of life skill But no, he meets a random stranger at the airport and impulsively decides to change his travel plans on a whim, jump on a completely different plane and basically stalk her Which frankly made him a bit creepy I soon came to realise that Joshua was in the habit of acting like a pimply hormonal twelve year old, and I soon gave up trying to predict rational decisions on his part of which there were few.Then there was the female lead, Morgan A woman who wears a hat and sunglasses inside an airport and uses a fake identity I am sure that these days this woul

[Epub] ➢ Layover  ➣ David      Bell –
  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Layover
  • David Bell
  • 16 October 2018
  • 9780440000860