Thrills and Chills in the Depths

In Drowning by T. J. Newman, a routine flight turns into a nightmare when a plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, sinking 200 feet below the surface with twelve passengers trapped inside. As water floods the cabin, a desperate race against time unfolds. A small pocket of air keeps them alive, but the clock is ticking.

The story shifts between the passengers fighting for their lives underwater and the frantic rescue team on the surface, working against the clock to save them. Amidst the chaos and fear, the characters reveal their strength, courage, and humanity.

Newman delivers a heart-pounding and authentic portrayal of survival, hope, and the indomitable human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds. It’s a gripping, emotional thriller that will keep readers hooked until the very last page.

The characters are well-developed and relatable, each bringing their own struggles and strengths to the harrowing situation. The emotional depth of the passengers and crew, combined with the high stakes of survival, creates a captivating human drama. The tension is palpable, and Newman’s background as a flight attendant lends an authentic touch to the aviation details, making the scenario even more believable.

Newman’s writing style is crisp and clear, with short chapters that enhance the pacing. The shifting perspectives provide a full view of the unfolding disaster and the desperate attempts to save those trapped underwater. The sense of urgency and the fight against time are skillfully conveyed, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Wow! This novel is super entertaining. For those with claustrophobia, Drowning might be daunting, but if you can get past a few hair-raising early scenes, you’ll be engrossed in this spectacular thriller.

5 stars

** Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for a review copy of this book. The opinions are my own.

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