The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police - she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home - Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525528104
Characteristics: 512 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
large print
Call Number: LT BOHJALIAN, C


From Library Staff

Cassie wakes up next to a dead man. Did she kill him? Could she do that? What happened? The story is told from her point of view and that of another woman's. As Cassie tries to piece together what happened through her groggy memory, she learns that people are not who they seem to be.

A Douglas County Libraries top checkout in 2018.

List - Mystery Page Turners
DCLadults Sep 24, 2018

A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong bed, in the wrong hotel, with a dead man — and has no idea what happened.

daniellevk_0 Sep 13, 2018

I thought this book sounded interesting and I liked the plot. The beginning got my interest and started in a way that was somewhat suspenseful but I thought that the beginning and ending were the best parts of the book. The in between was slow and took me awhile to get through. The language of t... Read More »

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Dec 17, 2019

The ending confused me but overall it was a good read. Looking forward to watching the HBO series.

Sep 27, 2019


I really enjoyed this book for the very reason that a lot of other people didn't like it, until the author went and gave it the typical (boring) happily ever after ending of the main character ending up in a relationship and with a kid.

Sep 14, 2019

Quick read

IndyPL_MichelleS Jul 12, 2019

Once I heard that Kaley Cuoco Cook was going to be producing and staring in this show based on the book by the same title, I knew I had to hurry up and read it. The book itself is pretty good. I listened to the audiobook version, which was read by Erin Spencer, Grace Experience and Mark Deakins. This thriller was fairly interesting, and held my interest to the end, but it did have a somewhat slow start and felt repetitive at times. The entire time I was reading it I was trying to picture Kaley as Cassie and had a hard time seeing her in that particular role after playing Penny in TBBT for so long. I'm excited to see her in such a different role though.

Apr 25, 2019

Did not like this book. I usually like the author

Apr 22, 2019

Yes it was hard to put down as the unhinged, unpredictable character Cassie lurched drunkenly from one situation to an even worse one but I was disappointed with the ending which seemed to to wrap up too quickly and neatly. Still worth the read though.

ontherideau Apr 19, 2019

I tried to read it all but I skipped chapters and didn't feel I missed anything.

Mar 14, 2019

I read Chris Bohjalian's "Midwives" and loved it; thus I was very eager to read the "Flight Attendant." Alas I was very disappointed. When I read a book I need to empathize with the leading character. Here I could not empathize either with Cassie or with Elena. I felt both were rotten apples. The only reason I read the whole book is that I did not want to stop reading after I had invested some time in it. The ending I must say was unusual so might be worth persevering but if I had to do it again I wouldn't.

Mar 14, 2019

I've read most of Bojhalian's books and have enjoyed ALL of them. I read some of the reviews(?) of some readers and was somewhat hesitant because of their negativity and snide comments. I will no longer place any credence on the reliability of these nay sayers and stick with my initial feelings about the abilities of my favorite authors.

Mar 09, 2019

I liked this book but the beginning is very slow and her excessive drinking was difficult to bear. After Egypt it picks up and becomes a page turner. The ending felt rushed but is a total surprise! I would love a sequel to follow-up on Cassie.

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DCL

To Top