Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The PassengerThe Passenger by Lisa Lutz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Identity theft is all very relevant today with the Internet and electronic surveillance and Tanya Dubois is about to find out how difficult it is to do. Her husband dies falling down stairs but rather than stick around and just explain what happens she goes on the run, but why. The book was okay but it struggled to keep my interest about half way through, as there did not seem to be any new development that gave any clues to her reason to run. The main events throughout the book is her change of identity. Some of her background is delivered by the reading of backdated emails which I personally disliked, preferring discovery through events on her journey. Although having problems with retaining interest, the writing style is easy to read and does not indulge in flowery time wasters. This was not so much a thriller but more of a hard luck story and therefore the title is very apt as the Tanya does little to change her own luck and just goes with the flow.

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