A great deal of the attraction of David Bell’s newly published psychological thriller, is that so many readers will be able to relate to it ... The strength of this thriller isn’t the number of times it makes your heart race, but rather the pitch-perfect way that Joshua is manipulated so realistically and so often. The male members of the audience will shake their heads quietly but knowingly, while female readers will smile in the same fashion. Layover is especially recommended if you’re traveling by plane this summer for business or pleasure.
It takes a leap of faith to believe Joshua would abandon everything in an attempt to find a woman he hardly knows, but once that leap has been made, readers will find themselves thoroughly immersed in this riveting thriller. The why behind it all turns out to be both compelling and surprising. A perfect book to read on a long flight.
Nearly everyone involved in this paper-thin thriller, with the exception of Detective Givens, seems to be suffering from an alarming lack of common sense, and they’re not nearly interesting enough to make up for it. Bell makes a lot of hay over Joshua’s need to break free of his everyday grind, but that doesn’t excuse his going to such great lengths to follow a woman after she repeatedly brushes him off. Readers desperately hoping to be rewarded with a few shocking revelations upon reaching the end of this dull cat-and-mouse game will be disappointed ... This flight never gets off the ground. Hopefully Bell will return to form next time.