Fellow readers, what we have here is another case of that’s it?! 

Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work. During yet another layover, he meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. As soon as Morgan disappears in the crowd, Joshua is shocked to see her face on a nearby TV. The reason: Morgan is a missing person.

What follows is just … blah! At first, I was intrigued by Morgan. Why was she missing? What was her story? However, she lost her original appeal the more I read. And Joshua? I wanted to smack him! I understand he was looking for something more out of life, but following this stranger? I didn’t find this relatable at all.

Sometimes the ending can be the saving grace for a book. A great twist will often make me forget a lackluster story. Unfortunately, that was not the case with Layover. In fact, it’s been a few days since I finished the book and I can’t remember how it ended. I do know things are wrapped up, but obviously the ending didn’t leave much of an impact.

This is the first book by Bell that I haven’t enjoyed. His mysteries usually leaving me unable to turn the pages fast enough. This one found me skipping more than reading because I was bored. Here’s hoping the next one is better.

NetGalley provided me with an advanced copy of this book.


Rating: 2 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: Layover

Author: David Bell

Release Date: July 2, 2019


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