Reviewed by: BigAl
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romantic Suspense
Approximate word count: 65-70,000 words
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Although originally from upstate New York, Alessa Adamo has lived in Northern California for forty years. She has spent time in the US Air Force, worked as a real estate broker, and now works for a small non-profit that teaches disaster preparedness. Alessa and her partner currently live in the San Francisco Bay area. For more, visit Adamo’s website.
Melissa Adams and her same-sex partner are flying to Bangkok where they plan to vacation with Amy, Melissa’s estranged daughter. When things start to go wrong, they go very wrong. Soon everything in Melissa’s life seems out of control.
It seems the aspects of a book that stick most with me are often not the plot, but the characters. That is the case with Night Flight. The plot is suspenseful and full of drama, in every sense of that word. But it is the characters and how they reacted to the events depicted that floated through my thoughts between reading sessions and after closing the virtual covers for the last time.
In the beginning, I wasn’t sure how I would react or relate to a story where the two primary characters were two women in a romantic relationship. Would it be voyeuristic, in the same way female-on-female porn appeals to some straight men? Would I find it revolting or difficult to relate, because it is so different from my own experiences? The answer to both of these, for me, was a resounding no. While there are a few mild sex scenes, it didn’t feel voyeuristic, at least no more so than a comparable scene with a straight couple. It wasn’t revolting. And relating to the characters was easy, with enough parallels to my own experiences to understand, yet enough differences to be intriguing and feel like I received new insights into human nature. It turns out we’re more the same than different.
Adult language and situations.
A small number of typo and proofing errors. Most of these were homonym errors: using isle (a small island) instead of aisle (an area for walking) along with the classic your/you’re problem were two that were repetitive.
Rating: **** Four stars