Learning to Fly by April Henry
A Thriller

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The chaotic scene of a huge, fiery chain-reaction car accident leaves Free Meeker in the possession of someone else’s bag and the hitchhiker she had just picked up dead. By the next morning, 19-year-old Free, daughter of aging hippies, has discovered that the bag contains nearly a million dollars - and that the hitchhiker’s body has been identified as hers. Fate seems to be handing her the chance to make her life over. But when the owner of the drug money realizes it didn’t burn up in the fire, things get complicated. And when the hitchhiker’s stalking husband decides that Free must be some do-gooder hiding his wife, well...

* Booksense Pick
* Otto Penzler Pick a
* Starred review, Booklist
* Starred review, LibraryJournal
* One of the best books of 2002, Library Journal.

The critics said:

"Compulsive reading ... A classic tale of an innocent on the lam, Learning to Fly has the kind of plot that
would have made Hitchcock smile in evil anticipation of its cinematic possibilities."
- Penzler Pick, Amazon

"The suspense becomes deliciously unbearable. With Learning to Fly, Henry soars straight into the big
- Starred Review, Booklist

"Features a most interesting plot, told with easy grace, choice characterization and mounting tension."
- Starred Review, Library Journal

"A sure-footed chase novel that starts with a bang and rarely slows down."
- Seattle Times

"A high tension thriller [with] an endearing heroine."
- Denver Post

"April Henry's debut, Circles of Confusion, garnered a lot of attention. This book proves that she's a
talent tot watch, delivering solid characters, good plot, and a great sense of place."
- Canada's Globe and Mail

"Learning to Fly soars with suspense."
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"A carefully plotted look at what can happen when a person's dreams come true, she has all the money she
can spend - but she can't shake off the ties of the past."
- Dallas Morning News

You can visit April Henry at aprilhenrymysteries.com

About April Henry

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April Henry lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and young daughter. Her previous jobs include German translator, cook, housekeeper, hospital admitting clerk, life drawing model, and a brief stint as the girl who jumps out of a cake. April's first book, Circles of Confusion, was short-listed for the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award, wa selected for the Booksense 76, and was nominated for the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Award. It was the first (and to date, only) mystery chosen for the Oregonian Book Club, a state-wide reading group.
Published December 9, 2009 by Thomas. 332 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Her stories Sniggles and The Suit Jacket of Grace and her poem A Poet Rests in the 131st Psalm have placed in that site’s yearly ‘Best of the Best’ competition.Jan is spending her retirement years traveling, playing with her granddaughter, and freelance editing.

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