The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Saturday, January 23, 2016

3.5-4 out of 5 stars

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tanya Dubious has just seen the dead body of her husband., Frank. She feels no remorse nor guilt, except she didn't murder her husband. She doesn't know who did. But, instead of calling the cops and sticking around, she takes off. She wasn't exactly guilty of anything, not in this life at least. So, she runs and changes her name to Amelia Keen, courtesy of a man from her previous life.
While on the road she meets a woman called Blue but whose real is named Debra Maze. Amelia Keen befriends Blue but soon realizes Blue isn't the woman she thought she was. Blue has her own secrets, secrets she's very good at keeping.

Someone from Tanya Pitts' previous life is trying to get her killed so Amelia and Blue agree to switch identities and live their lives off the grid, separately. The newly named and physically (appearance-wise) changed Debra Maze meets a man named Domenic King at a bar one night, only to discover mid-make out that he's a sheriff. Amelia's trying to avoid the authorities altogether, so she makes an excuse and ditches the cop.  Amelia, now Debra Maze goes to a small town in Wyoming called Recluse and gets a job as a teacher in a school desperate enough to take anyone with a teaching certificate that it won't run a background check. She does her time at the school teaching subjects she wasn't even licensed to teach. From there she changes and locations and identities multiple times, I can't possibly name and explain all her temporary lives.

I really liked this book, the plot was sort of interesting, the storyline was good. I thought it was a little dull at times, but then it picked up every time. Good read.

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