PUBLICATION DATE: July 2nd, 2019
Happy Publication Day! Thank you to Berkley for inviting me to be part of this exciting Blog Tour and for sending me an early finished copy of this book to read and share my review!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work. His life is a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, Joshua meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it’s time for their flights, Morgan gets up to leave, leans over and passionately kisses Joshua, lamenting that they’ll never see each other again.
As Morgan slips away, Joshua is left feeling confused by what just happened between them. That’s when he looks up and is shocked to see Morgan’s face flashing on a nearby TV screen. He’s even more shocked when he learns the reason why–Morgan is a missing person.
What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey filled with lies, deceit, and secrets to discover the truth about why Morgan is on the run. But when he finally thinks every mystery is solved, another rears its head, and Joshua’s worst enemy may be his own assumptions about those around him…
I have read several novels by David Bell and have loved them all. So when Berkley contacted me inviting me to be part of this exciting Blog Tour for Bell’s newest novel, LAYOVER, I was thrilled! This book did not disappoint!
Joshua works in his father’s company as a commercial real estate developer. His life is the same every week – airports, security lines, arrivals, departures, hotels, meetings, and of course… layovers! While on a layover in a major airport, he happens upon Morgan. She dropped her phone and he returns it to her. He then asks her to join him for a drink, and she obliges. They have a brief drink and chat, then Morgan suddenly kisses Joshua quite passionately, then explains they will never see each other one again. Intrigued, Morgan is confused as to what had just happened. They seemed to connect instantly, at least Joshua thought so. So then why did she disappear all of a sudden, saying they would never see one another again? That is until Joshua sees her photo on the TV news – Morgan is listed as a missing person!
Joshua is hooked on this girl and he wants answers. Why would she kiss him like that then disappear. Why is she a missing person? Should he call the police and let them know he just seen her? Joshua decides he needs to see her again and embarks on a cross country journey to try and find her.
I loved how fast paced and addictive this thriller was. I enjoyed reading about Joshua as a character and reading his character development in the novel. He works with his dad in his dad’s business and when he met Morgan in the airport he was actually en route to a meeting for the company. He decides to drop the business meeting and change his ticket in an attempt to find Morgan in another state. Despite how upset or angry his father will be with this decision, Joshua is sure he is making the right choice. He is not sure he wants to work in his family business anymore anyways.
I loved how the mystery of Morgan was revealed the way it was in such a way to keep the reader hanging on. I wanted, needed, to know more and flipped through the pages to unravel the mystery that is Morgan. She was an intriguing and interesting character and I enjoyed reading about her. Her relationship with Joshua was also very interesting, especially since Joshua seems to give up everything to find the woman he literally just met moments before in an airport. A complete stranger to him, and he gives up everything for her.
What ensues is a whirlwind of drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Be sure to hold on tight and strap yourself in – this book will take you on a wild ride and you will love every second of it!
Well done David Bell! I love your novels and I look forward already to your next one!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars