First class is about to get dangerous . . .
Pure Air's new LuxeLiner is flying from London to LA - its inaugural journey - with a first-class cabin packed with A List celebrities.
As the feuding crew compete to impress their famous passengers, the handsome pilot tries to win the attention of a pretty young stewardess.But one VIP singer is battling something seriously sinister: watching her every step is a very determined stalker, someone who will go to any lengths to get the star to satisfy their desires.
At thirty thousand feet there is nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide . . .
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Mile High by Rebecca Chance, published by Pan Macmillan in paperback and ebook on 13 August 2015.
Mile High is Rebecca Chance's eighth novel. I've been a fan of Rebecca's for a long time, her books are fun, indulgent, glamorous, flamboyant and saucy. Mile High seems to be the beginning of a new journey for Rebecca, she has a new publisher, the cover is completely different to her previous books and Mile High is most certainly falls more into the thriller genre, albeit a very glamorous thriller.
Most of the action takes place on board the inaugural flight of the LuxeLiner; the flagship aircraft of Pure Air, departing from Heathrow and landing at midnight in LA. Whilst most of the drama takes place in mid-air, there are also flashbacks to the lives of the two lead female passengers; Catalina, a hugely successful Latino pop star, and Jane, an Oscar-nominated actress. There's also a stalker, and a killer - there is lots and lots of action.
Rebecca Chance creates some goddam awful characters, and there are a few of them nestling within the pages of Mile High. Bitchy cabin crew, a celebrity chef who would shag anything that moved and a pilot who is so groomed and so smooth; Barbie's Ken really has nothing on this guy! She also gives us Catalina; a really fabulous character who, despite her fame and fortune, is a sweet, honest and quite gullible girl. The reader learns from the flashbacks that Catalina is being stalked. there is someone who is determined that 'Cat Is Mine', and has terrified the poor girl for months. Somehow, the stalker has managed to bag themselves a seat on LuxeLiner, amongst the VIP guests, but who is it?
There's an almost claustrophobic feel about this story.Whilst the description of the Luxe pods with their cashmere slippers and leather beds are wonderful, the reader is aware that there is nowhere for the characters to hide. They are cocooned, within the confines of the plane for the ten hour flight and this adds a tension to the plot.
I had no idea who the stalker was. I think I suspected almost every character in the story at least once throughout the novel, and the unveiling of the culprit at the end is done with drama and with humour. There's a sort of slapstick feel about it all at times, with Rebecca Chance's trademark, tongue-in-cheek humour shining through. She makes characters who take themselves completely seriously appear ridiculous and shallow, and I have no doubt that these Maliboobed, perma-tanned characters are based on actual, real people!
Mile High is a riot. It's glitzy and hedonistic, sizzling and steamy and I loved it!
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A paperback copy of Mile High by Rebecca Chance
Rebecca Chance is the pseudonym under which Lauren Henderson writes bonkbusters.
Under her own name, she has written seven detective novels in her Sam Jones mystery series and three romantic comedies.
Her non-fiction book has been optioned as a feature film, and her four-book young adult mystery series, published in the US, is Anthony-nominated.
As Rebecca Chance, she has written the bestselling bonkbusters , , , , , and , which feature her signature mix of social satire, racy sex and rollercoaster thriller plots.
Rebecca also writes for many major publications, including the , the , and .
Born in London, she has lived in Tuscany and New York, and she travels extensively to research glamorous locations for the books.
She is now settled in London, where she lives with her husband.
Her website is www.rebeccachance.co.uk.
She has a devoted following on social media: you can find her on Facebook as Rebecca.Chance.Author, and on Twitter as @MsRebeccaChance.
Her interests include cocktail-drinking, men's gymnastics and the Real Housewives series.