Friday, August 2, 2019

Review: Layover by David Bell (Blog Tour)

Thriller, Suspense



Release Date:
July 2, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In this high concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a
pulse-pounding quest for the truth...

Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work. His life is a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, Joshua meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it's time for their flights, Morgan gets up to leave, leans over and passionately kisses Joshua, lamenting that they'll never see each other again.

As Morgan slips away, Joshua is left feeling confused by what just happened between them. That's when he looks up and is shocked to see Morgan's face flashing on a nearby TV screen. He's even more shocked when he learns the reason why--Morgan is a missing person.

What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey filled with lies, deceit, and secrets to discover the truth about why Morgan is on the run. But when he finally thinks every mystery is solved, another rears its head, and Joshua's worst enemy may be his own assumptions about those around him…

My Review

Joshua Fields’ life is not as satisfying as he would like. He works for his father and is involved in an on again/off again relationship. Neither situation is making him very happy.

During a layover at an airport, he runs into a beautiful woman. He’s immediately taken with her after they kiss. She makes sure he understands that the kiss is a one time deal and they’d never see each other again. Still, Joshua can’t stop thinking about her. He becomes obsessed with her until he discovers she’s been reported as missing.

I had mixed emotions about this one. At first, I was skeptical about Joshua’s obsession with a stranger. Their initial meeting and Joshua’s rash personal decisions had me scratching my head.

However, halfway through the book, I was totally engrossed. I kept turning the pages to find out how this was all going to end and what the real story was behind this mysterious woman. I still shook my head at Joshua’s reactions to her and the situations that occurred because of her, but it did make for a very suspenseful read. I found myself up late at night until I had all the answers.

For reading challenges:
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2019 (Kentucky)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Sounds good, I'll add it to my tbr list.

  2. Sounds like something my hubby would like with the suspense.

  3. I do enjoy this blend of genres and it sounds like one I'd like. I like when it's hard to figure out what's happening.


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