Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Pilot's Daughter by Audrey J Cole

This is another engaging novel from Cole. The plot reflects every airline passenger's nightmare, terrorists taking over the plane. Hold on to your seat when you read this novel as the suspense is intense.

It was clever how Cole got pistols on the plane. I trust the method, while happening in the novel, really isn't possible. The drama on the airplane seemed very realistic to me. The motive of revenge is a powerful one and we see it in full operation. A woman was willing to cause the death of many to carry out her vengeful hatred toward one person.

I liked Cora as our heroine. She is a good example of overcoming fear to do what is necessary. I liked Kyle being on board, playing the hero. While we have met him in previous novels in this series, it was interesting to see him in a situation other than his occupation as a police detective. A romance develops between the two. While it may seem to have gone really quickly, romantic feelings can blossom when people are in intense situations.

While this novel is part of a series it reads really well on its own. The narrative alternates character points of view and that did seem to disrupt the flow of the plot. Other than that, an entertaining novel. Just don't take it with you on your next flight.

You can read my reviews of previous novels in this series: The Recipient, Inspired by Murder, Summer Nanny, Viable Hostage, and Fatal Deception.  

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Audrey J Cole is a registered nurse and a USA Today bestselling author of thrillers set in Seattle. A Sequim native, Cole lived in Australia for five years before returning to the U.S. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children. You can find out more at

Rainier Publishing, 311 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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