The Passenger, is the story of a woman's attempts to change her identity and start a new life away from a troubled past.
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 it...Tanya DuBois finds her abusive husband Frank dead at the bottom of the stairs, and decides to make a run for it rather than try to explain or prove her innocence. She gets help from the mysterious Mr. Oliver, who provides her with a new passport, social security number, and money.
Tanya has to change her name several times, however, switching identities once with a bartender named Blue, who gives her enough ID for Tanya to become a grade school teacher in a small rustic town in Colorado. But her past always reaches out to her, till finally she decides to return home to face the music and her real name.
I enjoyed the suspense of this woman on the run, who narrowly escapes detection all along her way. So what if she and Blue become vigilantes to preserve their new identities. It's okay as long as it's fiction. In real life, however, I might not be so forgiving....
An intriguing read, a good plot, this latest thriller by Lisa Lutz's I would rate 4/5.
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC for my objective review. The book will be released March 1, 2016 by Simon and Schuster.