There is a best new seller storming the bookstores in the US and now an HBO Max has made a series starring Kaley Cuoco and Rosie Perez, 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 is 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 is 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 is a real winner and I recommend that you get yourself a copy and read it. Of course, having spent my working life in the airline industry I could not refrain from reading this book and talk about it, no one is perfect!
By Joe Cusmano