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
The most perfectly fabulous holiday read . . . clever yet entertaining, thoughtful yet provocative
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
Fasten your seatbelts. Hostage is a white-knuckle ride that takes the classic locked-room thriller airborne . . . Gripping
Feels like a blockbuster movie; edge of seat, nail biting, propulsive, compulsive, thrilling and just so beautifully done
A thrilling, chilling gut punch of a book
Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?
The queen of intensely paced thrillers is back with another gripping read
A truly gripping and terrifying story
I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight
A smart pay-off
A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller
A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless
Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action with this read-in-one-sitting thriller!
Incredibly gripping, incredibly brilliant and incredibly frightening . . . Definitely one of my reads of the year
Fasten seatbelts for a deliciously turbulent ride with an ace story pilot!
Mackintosh builds [the] dilemma into a rip-roaring finale
The ultimate modern take on the classic locked-room thriller . . . proves why [Mackintosh] is the queen of nail-biting suspense
A nail-biter of a thriller with an unexpected gut-punch at the end - a fantastic read!
When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around . . . A true page-turner that will have producers lining up with movie offers
We're right there with Mina as she agonizes over what to do. Mackintosh is a pro
Tightly plotted, tense and with an unexpected twist, it's the book of the summer
This is an incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending
Always a compelling storyteller, ex-cop Clare Mackintosh has devised the year's most intriguing high-concept plot
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
An impossible situation which Clare Mackintosh tackles masterfully
Surprising twists propel the story to an unexpected finale. Mackintosh has raised her game
Hostage has everything: fascinating characters, amazing writing, perfect pace, full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller
A banger of a book with a truly agonising 'what would you do?'
Keeps the reader guessing until the final chapter
So tense you'll feel you're on board - get ready for this thrill ride
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
An utterly riveting read - with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns you won't dare unfasten your seatbelt
A propulsive read - Hostage will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn
A chilling read that you won't want to put down
Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying