Drowning by T. J. Newman

The Rescue of Flight 1421

Set in the murky waters more two hundred feet below the surface, New York Times bestselling author T. J. Newman’s latest novel, Drowning, is a propulsive and hair-raising thriller. 

Just six-minutes after departing Honolulu for San Francisco, one engine bursts into flames, causing utter terror aboard Flight 1421. Among those on the plane are pilot Kit, her flight crew, a man named Will, and his young daughter Shannon. 

Some passengers manage to escape above water, and the remaining bunch become trapped inside a sinking vessel, which just happens to be hanging off a cliff. 

And so begins an extraordinary rescue mission. Chance would have it that leading the operation is a woman named Chris, an expert diver, and Will’s soon to be ex-wife.

With the clock ticking down, and the oxygen running out, Newman had me racing to the finish line.

The imaginative narrative, industrial diving and marine-related terminology, women working in male dominated industries, and familial plot tie-in were all intelligent of Newman. 

Like her debut, Falling, once T.J. Newman had me in her grip, she had me until the end. This is one I’m looking forward to listening to on audio, and I’m thrilled to hear of Newman’s ongoing success with the forthcoming adaptation of Drowning

According to Deadline, it was “one of the wildest book rights auctions [Hollywood] has seen in some time.” Warner Bro’s landed the rights, paying $1.5 million against $3 million. 

Shout out to the fantastic team behind the cover, especially David Litman.

T.J. Newman by Melissa Young

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. Falling will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures. T. J. lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Drowning is her second novel. 

Drowning is available for order, releasing May 30th in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook formats. Check BookShop.org for an indie near you, or Simon & Schuster Canada for additional retailers.