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12 February 2009

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly by April Henry is a thriller that will capture readers from the first page.

Free Meeker is the daughter of hippies (obviously). All she has ever wanted was to be normal. When she learned she was pregnant by her cheating boyfriend she decided to get away for a few days.

On her way back to her parents house she picks up a hitchhiker. Though Free doesn't know it, Lydia is running from an abusive husband. Free agrees to drive her to Portland - hours out of her way.

A couple hours from Portland a dust cloud obstruct the highway. After the chaos of a huge pile up where Lydia is killed, Free finds herself in possession of a gym bag full of money. The next morning the newspaper lists Free's name among the dead.

Trying to escape her old life, Free takes the money and Lydia's identity and decides to start over in Portland. But the person who the drug money belongs to will not let nearly one million dollars just walk away. And Lydia's husband will not sit back and be humiliated as his wife tries to escape from him. Who will find Free first?

Henry, April. (2002). Learning to Fly. New York: Thomas Dunne Books.

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