The Hankin Whodunits Mystery Book Club will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18 at 1 pm to discuss The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian.
Join us as we discuss this exciting thriller mystery, soon to be an HBO series, premiering November 26. You can watch the trailer here.
What’s it about?
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.
Copies of The Flight Attendant are available at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Circulation Desk. You can also reserve a print copy to pick up at a different library here.
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The Hankin Whodunits Mystery Book Club will meet via Zoom on Thursday, August 20 at 1 pm to discuss Sadie by Courtney Summers.
Sadie is a New York Times bestseller and an Edgar Award Winner, appearing on over 30 Best Book of 2018 lists including The Boston Globe, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Globe and Mail, Good Morning America, NPA, and Publishers Weekly. It is also a YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick.
When popular radio personality West McCray receives a desperate phone call from a stranger imploring him to find nineteen-year-old runaway Sadie Hunter, he’s not convinced there’s a story there; girls go missing all the time. But when it’s revealed that Sadie fled home after the brutal murder of her little sister, Mattie, West travels to the small town of Cold Creek, Colorado, to uncover what happened.
Sadie has no idea that her journey to avenge her sister will soon become the subject of a blockbuster podcast. Armed with a switchblade, Sadie follows meager clues hoping they’ll lead to the man who took Mattie’s life, because she’s determined to make him pay with his own. But as West traces her path to the darkest, most dangerous corners of big cities and small towns, a deeply unsettling mystery begins to unfold—one that’s bigger than them both. Can he find Sadie before it’s too late?
Alternating between Sadie’s unflinching voice as she hunts the killer and the podcast transcripts tracking the clues she’s left behind, Sadie is a breathless thriller about the lengths we go to protect the ones we love and the high price we pay when we can’t. It will haunt you long after you reach the final page.
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The Hankin Whodunits will meet virtually on Thursday, May 21 at 1:00 pm to discuss the group’s March selection: A Hero of France by Alan Furst.
A Hero of France is also available in eBook and eAudiobook.
Registration is required. Click here to register and for details about the event. This program supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.