The Passenger

The Passenger In case you were wondering I didn t do it I didn t have anything to do with Frank s death I don t have an alibi so you ll have to take my word for itForty eight hours after leaving her husband s bod

  • Title: The Passenger
  • Author: Lisa Lutz Madeleine Maby
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • In case you were wondering, I didn t do it I didn t have anything to do with Frank s death I don t have an alibi, so you ll have to take my word for itForty eight hours after leaving her husband s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town It s noIn case you were wondering, I didn t do it I didn t have anything to do with Frank s death I don t have an alibi, so you ll have to take my word for itForty eight hours after leaving her husband s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town It s not the first time.She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive s eyes and offers her a place to stay With dwindling choices, Tanya now Amelia accepts An uneasy and dangerous alliance is born.It s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia now Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret can she outrun her past

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    1. this is a three-star book but i had a four-star time reading it's a really fun fast ride and you get all caught up in the momentum of its zooom and it's only when it's all over and the dust settles that you see the flaws in the vehicle and remember that speeding causes accidents. there's a reason all the blurbs mention breakneck pace and white-knuckle plot and buckling up & etc, because it's escapism done perfectly, and it's a little silly to kick the tires on something that's just fun, so i [...]

    2. Thrillers are not what I usually pick up, but Lisa Lutz’s The Passenger was a book I enjoyed and raced through in a single day. That’s probably the way thrillers should be read. One reason I may have glommed on so quickly is that the protagonist spends much of the first half of the book in Wyoming. As if Wyoming is the natural place one would go to live under the radar and begin fresh. To try out new identities before moving on. Maybe it is! It’s difficult to say much more about the twists [...]

    3. *******EDIT*********I've decided to bump this up to 4 stars for the sheer fact that I can't stop thinking about this book. I guess it hit me later than expected!! *********************3.5 STARS. Thank you Netgalley for the pleasure of receiving this novel in exchange for an honest review.Beard of Moses-talk about major whiplash! I wanted to love this book so much. I debated between 3-4 stars and settled in the middle. This is an extremely difficult book to review. At times, I felt it was jumbled [...]

    4. 4.5 * Tanya Dubois is running scared after finding her dead husband at the bottom of the stairs. Afraid the police might find it suspicious, Tanya decides to flee. Desperate to escape her past and those that could put her behind bars she travels from State to State with many different aliases. With her funds quickly depleting, Tanya must do whatever it takes to survive and remain underground from those who want her dead. With razor-sharp dialogue, The Passenger is a crackling good story and will [...]

    5. Well, this turned out better than I thought it would. I'm not sure what to make of the ending. A woman, Tanya Dubois, finds her husband, Frank, dead at the bottom of the stairs. She attempts to resuscitate him; but it soon becomes evident that resurrection isn't in her repertoire. Can't fault her for trying, though. She doesn't know whether he accidentally fell down the stairs or, if someone helped him. All she knows is; she's innocent, and no one will believe her. So instead of alerting the aut [...]

    6. Looking for a ride? Take your seat on THE PASSENGER. Clear your schedule for the next two days and settle in for a twisted adventure on the run!Our feisty girl, Tanya (not her real name), has just walked in on her dead husband. It seems he took an accidental fall down the stairs. Instead of calling 911, she packs a bag, clears out a bank account and takes off. WHAT A PROMISING PREMISE! I was hooked after that first short chapter. This is an extremely addictive story and I'm so happy to tell you [...]

    7. 2 1/2 stars. How long can you string a reader along, suggest that there is some dark secret and surprising denouement to come at the end, but deliver fairly mundane content along the way? That’s the question that hummed away at the back of my mind as I read The Passenger. From the beginning, we know that there is a dark secret in the narrator’s past that has kept her on the run and has had her change her identity. And she keeps running and she keeps changing identities. Every now and then, w [...]

    8. I try really hard not to read reviews of books before I read them if I know I'm going to read the book anyway because I don't want it to affect how I feel. However, it's hard to ignore that star rating at the tops of pages that let you know not everyone has loved this book. I will tell you this though, I found this book to be brilliantly crafted not just in how the characters are portrayed or how much I enjoyed reading the words on the page, but in how even without knowing all of the story's det [...]

    9. DNF audiobook at 50%. This was just mediocre. The narration was mediocre and so was the story. Too many books not enough time. I'm becoming old and cranky! Lol

    10. She was safe for awhile until Frank fell down the stairs, and now she is back on the run disguising herself and stealing identities to maintain her freedom. She's been betrayed before, she knows not to trust anyone, but she's tired and broke when Blue enters her life and gives her a safe place to crashor so she thinks.After meeting Blue, THE PASSENGER turned into a wild and crazy adventure (for a while) filled with more name changes, (a lot of hair dye), bad guys and complete mayhem with nefario [...]

    11. When her husband falls down the stairs and dies unexpectedly, Tanya DuBois cuts and runs, for she is actually a fugitive living under an assumed name. She switches identities several times but can she ever run from her past?I got this from Netgalley.I love Lisa Lutz's Spellman Files series dearly so I was pretty stoked to pick up her newest. It pains me to say it was a bit of a letdown.The Passenger feels like a Lifetime movie to me. Tanya DuBuois is a woman on the run from a past that is only h [...]

    12. Two things attracted me to The Passenger: Lisa Lutz, the author of the daffy, emotionally complicated and entertaining Spellman Files series ( my review), and the description of “a blistering thriller is about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past.” Add in “With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival” and I was [...]

    13. I received this book through Net Galley and Simon & Shuster. My sincere appreciation to them and to the author, Lisa Lutz. This was my first book by Lisa Lutz and, believe me, I will be back for more.The title and the cover of the book are intriguing. Exactly who is The Passenger? Is it one steady road trip or is the wheel passed back and forth like a game of hit me tag? Or do we, ourselves, experience the role as we're taken on a wild and relentless ride?Our female main character has more n [...]

    14. melissa413readsalotWow! This book! When I first started reading this book, I kept wondering why Tanya left to take on a new identity when her husband only fell down the stairs while she was in the shower. But as the journey takes off we find out why. Tanya changes her name more than anyone I have ever heard of in the short amount of time that she is on the run. I will tell you some of her names, but I won't reveal her real name :) She's been Tanya, Jane Green, Amelia Keen, Debra Maze, Emma Lark, [...]

    15. Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog Being the passenger on this ride was quite the adventure from start to finish.I stayed up until the wee hours of the night, so let's just say I really liked it. It's going to be hard to review this with no spoilers so this will probably be a shorter review. Also, the main character has so many names throughout this book I'm just going to call her Tanya for the sake of my sanity and to be less spoilery.It was a little all over the place at times, but even wi [...]

    16. I liked the sound of this one: a woman with a mysterious past keeps changing her identity. Who doesn’t want to read about a woman who carries hair dye and blue contact lenses in her purse? I’m just going to refer to her as “the star,” since she changes names so many times, who knows what to call her.After a while it was same old, same old, ho hum, now she’s blonde and has a new name and a new town, blah blah blah. Some of her adventures are good, others not so much: She has a slightly [...]

    17. 4 solid starsWhat a pleasant surprise this turned out to be! I had seen a few 3 star ratings from some of my family about this book, so I took this on with minimal expectations. But right from the first chapter I was completely engaged. I couldn't put this down!Plot-Tanya Pitts husband is dead at the bottom of the stairs. She assumes he fell down them, because she had nothing to do with his death. Instead of calling the police, she packs a bag, grabs what money she can find and takes off into t [...]

    18. This book is like Orphan Black watered down by James Patterson minus the cloning stuff with a hint of any awful 90s teen horror movie (let's go with I Know What You Did Last Summer). Put into five simple words. It just wasn't very good. The writing was weak, the characters were bland, the plot became repetitive, and the ending was pretty lackluster. It was like the author wrote several short stories and then wanted to weave them together and have things connect perfectly and unrealistically so t [...]

    19. Can’t decide if I loved or hated this book. It was one of those in between books for me. Some parts were edge of your seat exciting and then some parts made no sense at all, so much going on and not always in a good way. To add to my confusion all the alias names to keep up with, but it did give this book abit of an extra edge to veer it from being boring and pedestrian. That ending was worth the ride though. Boy I wasn’t expecting that bombshell!

    20. OMG! This book is amazing. I read it in one day. This review was done by KissinBlueKarenRight away I became hooked on this book. This was an awesome read because of the style of the writing, the locations, the characters we meet, the thoughts of the main character, and, most of all, the mystery of how we got here.Our main character is shedding her identity, again. In the beginning Tanya’s husband has just fallen down the stairs and dies. She has to get out before someone questions her and find [...]

    21. I LOVED this.It was one of those books that you start then look up and a few hours have gone by and you are nearly at the end. It literally went by in a FLASH one of the most addictive novels I've read so far this year. I believe this is the authors first foray into thrillers (I have not read her previous novels) and all I can say if that is the case is PLEASE WRITE MORE.So we follow "Tanya" then, who goes on the run after the death of her husband. It feels like this is something she may have do [...]

    22. Burner phones, hair color kits, and falsified identification are at a premium in the dark world of aliases. I liked reading about Tanya/Amelia/Debra et al struggling to maintain a low profile as one after another of "her" identities was blown. It's a pity there wasn't more of Blue in the story as the writing really snaps when she is on the page. It's an easy read and finishes strong.This copy was furnished by Net Galley in exchange for a review.

    23. There is nothing about this book that is compelling to me. I rarely go with one star but after having listened for more than a few hours I am very bored with this repetitive story to the point that I'm finding it almost painful to listen to. I'm glazing over. Moving on

    24. I devoured this book. I couldn't put it down.It was the stellar opening line that hooked me initially. Can you blame me though? It's pretty great -“When I found my husband at the bottom of the stairs, I tried to resuscitate him before I ever considered disposing of the body.”The woman standing over her husband isn’t someone that we ever truly get to know. Instead of calling the police, she makes a choice most of us wouldn’t. She runs, finds a new identity and starts playing the part. Sim [...]

    25. First of all I have to say what a great cover, it draws you in and makes you feel the thrill of anticipation as to where that road may lead. Unknown and waiting to be unravelled, where will the story take us? I love this feeling at the beginning of a book.Tanya Dubois comes out of the shower and discovers her husbands body laying dead at the bottom of the stairwell in their family home. She does not react at all like you would think she may, scream? call for help? she does neither, she sits, has [...]

    26. The Passenger is the gripping narrative of a woman who goes by the name Tanya Pitts. After discovering her husband Frank at the bottom of the stairs dead, she decides to run. Automatically Lisa Lutz presents the story of a woman who has something to hide. The question that constantly eats at the reader is what is this woman running from? Why's she running?After a few chapters, the most deafening question is who is this woman? If Tanya Pitts is simply a name on a paper, who is the woman pretendin [...]

    27. The story opens dramatically with a woman, Tanya Dubois, finding her husband dead after a fall down the stairs. Instead of calling an ambulance, she packs a bag and runs. She changes her name, her appearance and identity and becomes someone else. Not a normal reaction you'd think, but then Tanya has something in her past that she doesn't want the police to find out about, not least that Tanya isn't her real name. I'm a big fan of Lisa Lutz's "Spellman Files" about a quirky family of private eyes [...]

    28. THAT was the big reveal?!?It's not like I'm a big Lisa Lutz fan (I'd only readHow to Start a Fire, perfectly unmemorable), but there was enough capable writing on display there to give her another chance. Her thriller (??)The Passenger (imperfectly memorable) though had no such similarly nuanced writing on display. It was a car wreck which kept repeating itself, endeavoring to amass a sufficent novel-length page count to string along the reader in dribs and drabs to drop abombshell (sarcasm ital [...]

    29. Had Tanya​ ​killed her husband or did she just happen upon him and panic about what to do?After she found her husband dead at the bottom of the stairs, Tanya took off and met a bad-news bartender named Blue. After ​she met Blue, Tanya ​could be found running from city to city​, scanning the obituaries, visiting funeral homes, and stealing wallets and credit cards to get herself a new identityE PASSENGER will keep you turning the pages as fast as Tanya moved from place to place and chan [...]

    30. No disrespect to those who enjoyed "The Passenger" by Lisa Lutz, but I thought this novel was a fucking monstrosity. The main problem was the writing. Lutz can't write a cohesive or compelling story. Everything is all muddled together. Crappy and awkward writing. The first chapter had me hooked, but the plot quickly fell apart. The twist at the end was laughable. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to quit a book halfway through, I like to see how it ends, but geez, the ending just aggravate [...]

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