IN-PERSON: T.J. Newman - "Drowning" with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Event date: 
06/03/2023 - 4:30pm

T.J. Newman, author of Falling, joins us to discuss her new thriller, Drowning. T.J. will be in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of The House Guest.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Flight attendant turned New York Times bestselling author T. J. Newman—whose first book Falling was an instant #1 national bestseller and the biggest thriller debut of 2021—returns for her second book, an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a commercial jetliner that crashes into the ocean, and sinks to the bottom with passengers trapped inside, and the extraordinary rescue operation to save them.

Six minutes after takeoff, Flight 1421 crashes into the Pacific Ocean. During the evacuation, an engine explodes and the plane is flooded. Those still alive are forced to close the doors—but it’s too late. The plane sinks to the bottom with twelve passengers trapped inside.

More than two hundred feet below the surface, engineer Will Kent and his eleven-year-old daughter Shannon are waist-deep in water and fighting for their lives.

Their only chance at survival is an elite rescue team on the surface led by professional diver Chris Kent—Shannon’s mother and Will’s soon-to-be ex-wife—who must work together with Will to find a way to save their daughter and rescue the passengers from the sealed airplane, which is now teetering on the edge of an undersea cliff.

There’s not much time.

There’s even less air.

With devastating emotional power and heart-stopping suspense, Drowning is an unforgettable thriller about a family’s desperate fight to save themselves and the people trapped with them—against impossible odds.

“Stunning, emotional, and unforgettable. Drowning reads like Apollo 13 underwater.” –Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of City on Fire and The Border

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

T. J. Newman is a former bookseller and flight attendant whose first novel Falling became a publishing sensation and debuted at number two on the New York Times bestseller list. The book was named a best book of the year by USA TODAY and Esquire, among many others, and has been 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. 

(Photo Credit: Melissa Young)

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the USA Today bestselling author of 14 psychological thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. National book critics call her “a superb and gifted storyteller”; she’s the only author to win the Agatha in four categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her newest is the page-turning standalone thriller The House Guest–a story of psychological manipulation that explores the dark heart of marriage and friendship—it’s Gaslight meets Thelma & Louise. Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline says, “Ryan is one of my favorite authors and The House Guest shows why,” EMMY-winning host Tamron Hall says, “The House Guest kept me on the edge of my seat…” and the Publishers Weekly rave review says, “Ryan is a master of suspense!” and the Library Journal starred review calls it “Binge-worthy.”

Hank is a founder of MWA University, host of CRIME TIME on A Mighty Blaze, and co-host of First Chapter Fun and The Back Room. Visit Hank online at HankPhillippiRyan.com, on Twitter @HankPRyan, on Instagram @hankpryan and Facebook at HankPhillippiRyanAuthor.

(Photo credit: Iden Ford)

 

Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421 (A Novel) By T. J. Newman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982177911
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 30th, 2023

Falling: A Novel By T. J. Newman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982177898
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 17th, 2022

The House Guest: A Novel By Hank Phillippi Ryan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250849564
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Forge Books - February 7th, 2023

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