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“Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow * Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson * “The best thriller I’ve read in years. Buckle up.” —Adrian McKinty

You just boarded a flight to New York.

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.

Enjoy the flight.

Melissa Young

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.

Falling is the best kind of thriller (for me as a reader anyway). Characters you care deeply about. Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.”
—James Patterson

“A bullet train of a thriller with incredible tension and personal stakes. The real engine of this stunning and relentless book is how far would you go to save your family? I read Falling with my heart in my throat—this is Jaws at 35,000 feet. An extraordinary debut and the perfect summer page-turner.”  
—Don WinslowNew York Times bestselling author of The Force and The Cartel   

“Buckle up for a completely original edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the final nail-biting pages. Save your family or save the hundred passengers who have put their lives in your hands. You cannot save both. T. J. Newman’s chilling novel stayed with me long after I finished reading it. This is the best thriller I’ve read in years.”
—Adrian McKinty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain  

“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, #1 bestselling author of the Eddie Flynn series