A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending
Clare Mackintosh has an enviable talent for creating credible families and putting them in enough jeopardy to make the story fly while stirring up emotions of all kinds
Clare Mackintosh is one of the most reliably excellent authors of domestic thrillers ... I read this book so, so quickly - it was hard to put down and one of those books that made it a real challenge to not flick to the end to see what was going to happen.
Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter
I am still on the floor! I thought I knew where it was going, then I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! A mind-blowing read
Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?
An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt
Page after page of unrelenting suspense . . . hard to put down as readers are willingly lured on by one plot twist after another . . . A gifted writer with a captivating voice
A smart pay-off
Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
A truly gripping and terrifying story
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight
When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers
Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot!
An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense
Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer
We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro
Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year
A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?'
So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying
Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read!
A chilling read that you won't want to put down
A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller