drowning the rescue of flight 1421 by author t.j. newman also author of falling

Spotlight on “Drowning” by T.J. Newman

by LitStack Editor

Drowning – Just try to breathe!

T.J. Newman is back again with another riveting thriller set in the skies (or, in this case, under water). This high stakes story is a sharp thrill ride that will have your heart palpitating as you hold your breath, white-knuckling through to the very last page. 

About Drowning

Six minutes after takeoff, Flight 1421 crashes into the Pacific Ocean. During the evacuation, an engine explodes. Water floods the plane. The surviving passengers force the doors closed—but it’s too late. The plane sinks to the bottom, twelve passengers trapped inside.

Two hundred feet below the surface, engineer Will Kent and his eleven-year-old daughter, Shannon, fight for their lives, waist-deep in water.

An elite rescue team on the surface led by professional diver Chris Kent is their only chance for survival. Shannon’s mother and Will’s soon-to-be ex-wife must work together with Will to save their daughter and the passengers. The airtight doors keep the plane sealed, for now, but the plane and their lives teeter on the edge of an undersea cliff.

There’s not much time.

There’s even less air.

Devastating emotional power makes for heart-stopping suspense. An unforgettable thriller. A family’s desperate fight to save themselves and the people trapped with them against impossible odds.

Launch Date: May 30, 2023
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

About T.J. Newman

drowning the rescue of flight 1421 by author t.j. newman also author of falling

T.J. Newman is a former bookseller and flight attendant whose first novel, Falling, became a publishing sensation. It debuted at number two on the New York Times bestseller list. USA Today, Esquire and Amazon named it the best book of the year. Published in over thirty countries, the book will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures. T.J. lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Drowning is her second novel.

Praise for Drowning

“Taut, gripping…. A spectacular aviation thriller that readers will be relieved to know is fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Stunning, emotional, and unforgettable. Reads like Apollo 13 underwater.”—Don Winslow, New York Times Bestselling Author of City On Fire and The Border

“The first terrific thriller of 2023….It has at least a dozen legit cliffhangers and a dozen huggable characters….T. J. Newman has the goods. Make that the greats!”—James Patterson

“A stunningly vivid tour de force! Gripping. Shocking. Heartbreaking. You will not be able to come up for air until the very last page!”—Brad Thor, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“Thanks, T. J. Newman, for making me not want to fly over water EVER again! Masterful.—Patricia Cornwell

The Poseidon Adventure meets The Martian…another can’t-put-down, edge-of-your-seat thriller from T. J. Newman, one of our most exciting new authors.”—Adrian Mckinty, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Chain and The Island

“Pure adrenaline and all heart. Gripping, relentless, effortlessly assured, T. J. Newman’s thriller is tense and moving. You’ll be grabbed from page one as the crew and passengers of a downed airliner fight for survival and rescuers race to reach them….an incredible ride—strap in, brace, and remember to breathe.”—Meg Gardiner, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“A remarkable novel with extraordinary writing, story, and characters. T. J. Newman is a gifted writer….I stayed up all night reading.”—Dervla Mctiernan, #1 Internationally Bestselling Author of The Murder Rule

“A reading experience that is truly unlike anything else in print today….As you experience that rising crescendo of tension and suspense, two things become crystal clear: T. J. Newman is for real and she’s here to stay.”—The Real Book Spy

“A full-throttle adrenaline rush. A relentless, full-speed thriller that will keep you riveted and breathless. Hang on tight for what’s sure to become a classic summer smash hit.”—Eric Rickstad, New York Times Bestselling Author of I Am Not Who You Think I Am

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