The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
Cassandra is a flight attendant with some problems. She drinks too much. Way too much. So much that she gets blackout drunk and others have to let her know what antics she got up to the night before. But that cute financial guy she flirted with in first class isn’t going to be able to let her know what happened last night. He’s dead. Quite obviously murdered in his hotel room. And Cassandra is in his bed beside him. Should she come clean to the authorities? What if the person who killed him decides to kill her? Who can she trust? Can she even trust herself?
Bohjalian writes a good thriller, you didn’t see all the twists coming, but I had a really hard time with the main character. Her bad choices in regards to her drinking aside, she doesn’t always make good choices. And I’m talking about the things she does sober. If she were drinking I could maybe understand some things she does, but blatantly ignoring the advice of your lawyer, and not just once, in ways that anyone who has watched more than one episode of Law & Order would know were not the smartest move, made me find her unbelievably frustrating at times.
Fans of Bohjalian will want to read this one (and you should it is a read that keeps you reading) but if you are new to the author and want a taste of his thrillers read The Sleepwalker.