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The Passenger

(2016)
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“A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (The New York Times Book Review), from the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past.

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.

It’s almost impossible to live off the grid in the twenty-first century, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, we are left to wonder…can she possibly outrun her past?

The Passenger’s white-knuckled plot and unforeseeable twists make one thing for certain: the ride will leave you breathless. “When the answers finally come, they are juicy, complex, and unexpected. The satisfying conclusion will leave readers rethinking everything and immediately turning back to the first page to start again. Psychological suspense lovers will tear through this thriller” (Library Journal, starred review).

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"At the outset of The Passenger, Lutz's narrator knows that her only chance for freedom is to lose herself, and thus, leaving one dead man behind, she hits the diamond lane of America?and storytelling?with a carload of identities, including the reader, who is carried along as both passenger and pursuer. This tenacious and resourceful heroine will keep you chasing, rooting, lip-biting, and above all reading until you reach the ending you never saw coming. My advice: buckle up." - Tim Johnston

"With whip-smart writing and a breakneck pace, The Passenger's clever plot twists and sharp characters are sure to keep you guessing long into the night, hoping against hope that its complex protagonist isn't nearly as guilty as she seems." - Kimberly McCreight

"A sharp, clever, and utterly compelling thriller about a woman running from the mistakes and misfortunes of her past. Terrific." - Chris Pavone


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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-62899-922-5 / 978-1-62899-922-8 (USA edition)
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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 1-4516-8663-3 / 978-1-4516-8663-0 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4516-8664-1 / 978-1-4516-8664-7 (USA edition)
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Passenger
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ISBN: 1-78565-173-0 / 978-1-78565-173-1 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Passenger
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ISBN: 1-5011-4077-9 / 978-1-5011-4077-8 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-5082-3313-6 / 978-1-5082-3313-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Passenger
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April 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Passenger
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Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4893-4087-4 / 978-1-4893-4087-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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April 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4893-4088-2 / 978-1-4893-4088-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Titan Books
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March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Passenger
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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