5 Stars! #ThePassenger #SimonSchuster @lisalutz
I'm sitting here totally perplexed. I have just read a Lisa Lutz book and I didn't laugh out loud or chuckle once. I may have smiled a time or two, but that's it. I checked my head for fever, but it's normal. The world appears okay, it's raining, cars are moving down the street, and Jimmy John's even delivered today. I just feel so weird. No one is blackmailing or playing tricks on anyone. Where are the Spellman's? I miss them!!
Alas, it's not the end of the world and Lisa has moved on to other ventures. Perhaps we'll see a Very Spellman Wedding in the future!! HA!!
Anyways, back to The Passenger. It took a little while for me to get into this. (As said above, need I repeat it?) HA!! And of course, since I was already confused, why not start the book right in the middle of this person's life. And that's what the author did. The e-mails going back and forth from Jo to Ryan had something to do with something, but I had no idea what. Thankfully it was all spelled out in the end. (So I guess she did Spelled, not Spellman, for this book)
Seriously, this book definitely kept me interested all while I was trying to figure out everything that was going on. The book kind of reminded me of a Tim Dorsey or Carl Hiasson book. Quirky characters and you just never knew what was going to happen. The main character here, (I don't even know what to call her) kept finding herself in some really strange situations. When I think back about it, I laugh, but while reading it, I wasn't sure what to think. The first part of the book tells you that it's a cross between The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive. So I'm looking for a thriller and ha ha, the jokes on me.
I definitely recommend this book, it's not a thriller, I repeat, it's not a thriller. It's entertainment following a girl on the run. And it's definitely worth reading, pick it up, read it, I dare you!!
Thanks Simon & Schuster and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I know I'm reading it early, but I just couldn't wait until March, 2016. It already sat on my TBR for at least a month!!