Monday, March 28, 2016

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

I find it utterly fascinating that there are people in the world who change their identities and lives every so often. To feel the freedom to let yourself become another person time and time again is an unknown dimension. In Lisa Lutz's The Passenger, the main character does just that. Burner phones and cash-only transactions become the M.O. for Tanya who eventually becomes other women throughout the story. She becomes another person to evade the possibility of being discovered for the person she left behind long ago. As the story unfolds, you read letters written from the past, that translate into the current situation and the reader begins to understand why Tanya ran in the first place. Tanya's situation becomes clear, and just as you think you know what will happen, the story takes a turn. You find out just who Tanya really is, and what she is running from but the twist at the end is what is truly wild! This book definitely keeps you at the edge of your seat, and the pages turning like mad. 
Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.
She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.
It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret . . . can she outrun her past?
With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.

Happy Reading!

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