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Book Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The Passenger
By: Lisa Lutz
Published by Simon & Schuster – Expected publish date March 1, 2016
Hardcover - 320 pages
ISBN 9781451686630
PRICE $25.99 (USD) 

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Lutz. The Passenger is a great story of a fugitive trying to live “off the grid” in the midst of trial and turmoil.
Frank Dubois is found dead at the bottom of the stairs in his home by Tanya his wife. Run or not? Why does it matter? It matters because Tanya has a past. A past she has been running from for years could potentially put her behind bars and she can’t risk the police digging into her life.
Get onboard for the rocket ride Lisa Lutz has written. Follow along as Tanya Dubois collects and uses different identities, foils a planned bombing, and narrowly escapes an assassination attempt… What else can you pack into this novel? A lot. Lutz has expertly thrown in everything but the kitchen sink on this baby. The ease of her story world and writing made this book a breeze to read. The characters are three dimensional with enough spunk and grit to make you believe they are modeled after actual people.

I would like to see more of the main character as an expert PI hunting fugitives good and bad who live off the grid for one reason or another. Lutz might just have a serial character here for future sequels. Hint, hint Lisa… And just to mention I love a main character who has flaws and Tanya has her fair share and then some.

I can identify with Tanya as moving place to place. I have people close to me who have actually lived this way for unspecified reasons that I can’t mention here. Believe me, it appears Lutz has also done a great job researching the topic of constantly being on the move, conning people, squatting and taking care of the bad guys. Great job Lisa!