"The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbing - not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin." (The New York Times Book Review) Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear. Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of 10, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career, and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move, making sure she's living up to his impossible standards. But what he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish. A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision to switch tickets - Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico goes down, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden. For fans of Lisa Jewell and Liv Constantine, The Last Flight is the story of two women - both alone, both scared - and one agonizing decision that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.
©2020 Julie Clark (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Lisa Genova meets 23andMe in this exploration of the genetic and emotional ties that bind, as debut author Julie Clark delivers a compelling story about a young boy desperate to find his place in this world, a mother coming to terms with her own past, and the healing power of forgiveness. The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige cant answer - until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives. Paiges carefully constructed life begins to unravel as the truth of Miles paternity threatens to destroy everything she has grown to cherish. As Paige slowly opens herself up - by befriending an eccentric mother, confronting her own deeply buried vulnerabilities, and trying to make sense of her absent fathers unexpected return - she realizes breakthroughs arent only for the lab. But when tragedy strikes, Paige must face the consequences of sharing a secret only she knows. With grace and humor, Julie Clark shows that while the science is fascinating, solving these intimate mysteries of who we are and where we come from unleashes emotions more complex than the strands of DNA that shape us.
©2018 Julie Clark (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
You want to lose weight, and you know losing weight can make you healthier and able to move more freely... yet you dont lose weight. Weight Loss for Middle-Aged Women explores the psychological reasons for that paradox, looks at habits that may be holding you back, and offers strategies to get your weight loss back on track. Strategies such as these can really make a difference: Avoid liquid calories. Because the body does not register liquid calories the way it does solid calories, you may be consuming many calories without feeling satiated. Get adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation may have contributed to your weight gain and may prevent you from reaching your goal weight. Drink green tea. Before you dismiss this as too simplistic, how would you like to burn an extra 70 calories a day without doing anything different except drinking green tea? That new habit, all by itself, could eliminate seven and a half pounds of excess weight over a year, a study showed. Switch out those sugary drinks for green tea to lose weight even faster.
©2017 Julie Clark (P)2017 Julie Clark
Zwei Frauen auf der Flucht. Eine Entscheidung, die alles verändert. Und kein Weg zurück. Claire soll nach Puerto Rico reisen, um ihren Mann, einen ehrgeizigen Politiker, im Wahlkampf zu unterstützen. Doch in Wahrheit will sie nichts als fliehen - vor seinen gewalttätigen Übergriffen und seinem Kontrollwahn. Sie kommt mit Eva ins Gespräch, die bei ihrem schwerkranken Mann Sterbehilfe geleistet hat. Zu Hause in Kalifornien erwartet sie die Polizei. Innerhalb von Sekunden beschließen die beiden Frauen, die Boardkarten zu tauschen und sich gegenseitig ein neues Leben zu schenken. Doch schnell wird Claire klar, dass die Fremde nicht ehrlich zu ihr war. Hat Eva sie in eine Falle gelockt?
©2020 / 2021 Julie Clark / Wilhelm Heyne Verlag. Übersetzung von Gabriele Burkhardt und Astrid Gravert (P)2021 Random House Audio