T. J. Newman, a former bookseller turned flight attendant, worked for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines from 2011 to 2021. She wrote much of Falling on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Falling is her first novel.
‘Think Speed on a passenger jet - with the cockpit dials turned up to supersonic’ Ian Rankin
‘Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet’ Don Winslow
‘The best thriller I’ve read in years. Buckle up’ Adrian McKinty
‘Amazing . . . Intense suspense, shocks and scares plus chilling insider authenticity make this one very special’ Lee Child
'FALLING is the best kind of thriller (for me as a reader anyway). Characters you care deeply about. Nonstop, totally authentic suspense' James Patterson
‘Attention, please: T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! ... Terrific and terrifying, a true page-turner.. A must-read for summer vacation' Gillian Flynn, #1 bestselling author of Gone Girl
‘A jet-propelled thriller that will have you in its grip from first page to last. A truly astonishing debut and an incredible work of pure suspense’ Steve Cavanagh
'T.J. Newman has taken a brilliant idea, a decade of real life experience and crafted the perfect summer thriller. Relentlessly paced and unforgettable' Janet Evanovich
'FALLING redefines the phrase roller coaster ride. It redefines the term edge-of-your-seat thriller. Falling is that rarest of things, a book that is even better than everyone says it is. T.J. Newman has delivered a stunning debut' Dervla McTiernan
‘Heart pounding. Heart-wringing. Heart STOPPING! A great book! One of those where you're afraid to turn the next page, but you can't stop’ Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series
'...terrifying, heart-pounding and absolutely terrific ' Jill Mansell
'Newman keeps up an extreme pace from the first page—a near-impossible task, considering that the hero is locked in a cockpit, unable to take action himself. This novel is like the films Die Hard and Speed on steroids, creating one of the year’s best thrillers' Library Journal
'Brilliant . . . Incredibly suspenseful . . . With abundantly human characters, natural dialogue, and a plot that unleashes one surprise after another, this could be the novel that everyone is talking about this summer' Booklist
'Newman’s [flight attendant] background means Falling brings a freshness and depth to the genre' The Guardian
'A superlative debut . . . This tense, convincing thriller marks the arrival of an assured new talent' Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'Fasten your seatbelt for a real thrill ride' Best
' ...full of the kind of authentic detail that comes from personal experience' Literary Review
‘Get set for a high altitude adrenaline rush'Candis
‘Gripping from the first sentence, this thriller is like no other’ OK! Magazine
'TJ Newman's gripping debut novel' Daily Express
'A remarkable debut' The Sunday Times
'This is a race-to-the-finish-line sort of read' Observer
'Gripping from the first sentence, this thriller is like no other' S Magazine
'... a tense and claustrophobic read, the fast-paced action zipping along at an astonishing rate' Refinery29
'Written by a former flight attendant, the detail makes it completely convincing' My Weekly
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