The bit on the back…
FIRST CLASS IS ABOUT TO GET DANGEROUS . . .
Pure Air's new LuxeLiner is flying from London to LA - its inaugural journey - with a first-class cabin packed with A List celebrities. As the feuding crew compete to impress their famous passengers, the handsome pilot tries to win the attention of a pretty young stewardess.
But one VIP singer is battling something seriously sinister: watching her every step is a very determined stalker, someone who will go to any lengths to get the star to satisfy their desires. At thirty thousand feet there is nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide . . .
Firstly thank you to Pan Mac for approving me for a review copy of this book via NetGalley. I’m a fan of Rebecca’s previous books including Killer Queens and Bad Brides. Mile High definitely intrigued me, starting with the cover which in itself is quite different to Rebecca’s other books and it portrays everything about the story from the sense of danger to the absolute glamour.
For the most part, the story is told during the first flight of Pure Air’s LuxeLiner. Everything about the company and the air liner screams prestige, luxury and glamour. Exactly what you would expect from Rebecca’s stories and characters although this time there is an element of thrilling suspense throughout the story – the stalker! I loved the idea of the story being set on the plane. It stripped it back and completely focused all your attention on the characters. Very clever Rebecca, very clever.
The cast of characters mainly consist of celebrities and their entourages and the airplane staff. The crew keep the whole show on the road but bitchiness is rife among the staff and there is a clear hierarchy. Lucinda, queen bitch, is in charge of the staff and wields an unnatural amount of power over them all. She has the ability to destroy or make a career and she certainly displays just how devious she can be during the 10 hour flight. Catalina, the most coveted celebrity on board, is perhaps the most interesting. She’s the complete opposite of how I expected her to be and she has the added drama of having to deal with her real life, and now on board, stalker.
Throughout Rebecca keeps the mystery of the stalker’s identity under wraps. I had my initial suspicions and then I changed my mind again and twice over as it became clear that there were more twists and turns to come with every chapter I finished. We don’t hear much from the stalker which secures their hidden identity. I felt like I finished the book not knowing if the story was finished, sort of like at the end of that Leo Di Caprio film where the scene cuts before the spinning top can fall. Was there someone else that I should be suspicious of?
The story has Rebecca’s trademark raunchy scenes throughout with the added mystery kicking the whole story up a notch. The characters are all different which pulls you in completely keeping you turning the pages with avid interest until the last. Next please!