Nowhere to Land

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Pub Date Aug 16 2022 | Archive Date Apr 05 2023
Yorkinton | Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Where do you run at 37,000 feet?

“A thriller running on all four cylinders—a nonstop, action-packed story where desperate measures are the only chances for survival. Truly a one-of-a-kind story."
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A pilot and an air marshal struggle against impossible odds to save passengers above the Atlantic Ocean when their crippled plane turns into a flying death trap.

Quentin Kane hasn’t been a detective for years, but when a mysterious woman asks the air marshal to help bring down a powerful, international organization, he gives in. The next morning, he wakes up with no memory of the woman or the odd wooden box she gave him.

Eden Stone’s first day as a Boeing 747 pilot quickly devolves into terror as increasingly more horrifying events plague her transatlantic trip. Something or someone is turning every inch of the aircraft into a deadly weapon.

Trapped thousands of miles from land, the passengers and crew have nowhere to run, nowhere to land, and they’re running out of sky.

It’s Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park blended with T.J. Newman’s Falling with a bit of Stephen King horror at its core.

Where do you run at 37,000 feet?

“A thriller running on all four cylinders—a nonstop, action-packed story where desperate measures are the only chances for survival. Truly a one-of-a-kind story."

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Advance Praise

“A thriller running on all four cylinders—a nonstop, action-packed story where desperate measures are the only chances for survival. Truly a one-of-a-kind story."
The BookLife Prize

“Remarkably fun novel … with nonstop action.”
Kirkus Reviews

“⚡️Houston straps readers into a high-stakes thrill ride. The pulse-racing action will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Fans looking for a thriller with well-rounded characters will rave over this dazzling thriller.”
BookLife Review

“A thrilling page-turner with a great cast and compelling twists!”
—Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Hugo-nominated, national bestselling author (John Simon, Predator, The X-Files) and editor of Andy Weir’s The Martian

“A thriller running on all four cylinders—a nonstop, action-packed story where desperate measures are the only chances for survival. Truly a one-of-a-kind story."
The BookLife Prize

“Remarkably fun...

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A quick read and a ton of fun. Non-stop action even during the touching scenes between the pilot and the air marshal.

What started out as an odd flight, soon turned into a heart-stopping fight for survival over the middle of the ocean. I love a story with a strong female lead character. This one has a pilot who will stop at nothing to save her passengers. The air marshal charges right into the fray as well.

The story had a bit of everything. A love story between Eden and Quentin that left me wanting more. Every scene with the little girl made me cry and then cheer for her bravery. The mystery surrounding why people were dying with similar weird symptoms without a scratch on them. Action. Tension. Characters selflessly willing to give up their lives to save total strangers. Multiple twists. I could not put it down until I finished it. If there ever was a book that deserves five stars, it’s this one.

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My heart was in my throat before the flight from hell even took off. It was a fight for survival, and I mean a FIGHT. I kept thinking that there was no way Eden, the pilot, and Quentin, the air marshal, can save the passengers or themselves from any of these dangers. They had a genetic creature trying to break through to the passengers, a storm of the century they were forced to fly through, people dropping dead with the same mysterious symptoms, an aircraft flying over the ocean that they know can’t reach land. There was always the question whether the last pilot would survive.

The pilot and air marshal came up with a hail-Mary plan to save some of the passengers, but it created the risk of certain death for the rest.

There were great supporting characters like Hercules, a rock-star that became Quentin’s right-hand-man when facing imminent death. Rona, a three-year old girl who’s a tough cookie herself. And some unsavory ones like the senator.

The scene where Eden had to land a fighter jet on the deck of an aircraft carrier at night is one of the most intense scenes I have ever read. I now have even greater respect for our military and how well they’re trained.

I know we have strong female protagonists, but give me more bad-to-the-bone females like Eden.

Thank you NetGalley and Yorkinton.

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This flight is non-stop action that starts even before lift-off. I have to admit that when I got about 1/3 of the way into the story, I thought this story had to end there - too much had already happened and too many people had already died - what more could be in store for this crew? Well, that is when the story really took off! There were great characters, of both good and bad metal. Sure, it's a fantastical tale, but it is one that keeps its claws in you and doesn't let you go. Thoroughly engaging!

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If ever there was a book that should be turned into a movie, this would be the one. There’s nothing more exciting on the big screen than mad scientists, escaped monsters, impaired pilots and several hundred people together at 35,000 feet and have mayhem let loose.
   Starting in Chapter1, Kane, an air marshal with sharp detection skills, is aware early on that something is amiss on this flight, the plane takes off and so does the story: fast and furious.
   The physical description of the beast sets up a penetrating mental image of what is roaming the aisles but I also appreciated the intricate account of landing a fighter jet on a naval carrier in rocking seas with an impaired plane.  
   My big question for the author would be who she modeled the character Rona after. She is a three year old who has the wherewithal to crawl under the seats to hide, has monster evading skills, doesn’t cry for her mom but still can’t pronounce words correctly. That’s not the usual MO for a 3 year old……adults in the story didn’t display those skills.
   The ending, while explosive,  would have been better served allowing the reader to imagine the savage having had an outcome which left questions in the readers minds.

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When I say INTENSE, this is it!

WOW! From the beginning to the very end, my heart was stuck in my throat!
If you want an intense, ,horrific sci-fi journey, well then this is just the novel for you!

I can imagine this in theaters at some point! There is so much detail that it would be a definite hit.

Thank you to @NetGalley and @Yorkinton for this amazing, different ARC and allowing me to read and review it. My heart is still racing!

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I was really intrigued by the blurb for this book and I knew that it was a book that would have plenty packed in after I read the first few pages.

I read the book over a couple of nights, having read the initial 150 pages in one sitting, I think I would have carried on if it wasn’t for needing to sleep as I had to drive to Liverpool for work the next morning!

I thought that the characters were excellent, they worked really well together, I liked the mix of personalities and the different levels of interaction.

The book was set at a fast pace, and I really enjoyed that and I do think that it worked really well with the story to keep me hooked.

The book had danger, action, shocks and surprises and a little bit of a romantic undertone too. It is 5 stars from me for this one, it was a really addictive thriller with a lot of action and a well crafted plot, it is a book like you have probably never read before – very highly recommended

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Honestly, I selected this book because of the front cover. My first thought was "oh boy, a thriller in the sky where there's no way out!" Once I began to read it, I was hooked. Suspense was intense! Terrifying and chilling to the point where I didn't want to put the book down and it affected my sleep!

Teretha Houston really pushed all the buttons of horror, suspense, and action (a lot of action). There were moments when I thought about the movie, Aliens especially with the little girl, Rona! The characters were all well-defined so there wasn't a problem getting to know them.

This book is worth reading! Be prepared to lose sleep! Be prepared to be terrified. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Houston's books!

Thank you #NetGalley for providing me with AC of this book!

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I have one question…when is the movie coming out? Seriously, there are some books when you read them where you can absolutely picture them as movies. Teretha Houston’s Nowhere To Land is just such a book. The phrase edges your seat thrill ride fits perfectly. Trapped at 37,000 feet with nowhere to run from whatever is happening/whatever is loose aboard their plane, this is a seriously intense adventure. Looking forward to seeing what Ms. Houston comes out with next. Thanks so much to Yorkinton and NetGalley for the chance to read and review an ARC of Nowhere to Land.

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