Her Last Flight

Her Last Flight

The beloved author returns with a remarkable novel of both raw suspense and lyric beauty— the story of a lost pilot and a wartime photographer that will leave its mark on your soul. 

In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam’s fate, Janey has tracked down Irene Lindquist, the owner of a local island-hopping airline, whom she believes might actually be the legendary Irene Foster, Mallory’s onetime student and flying partner. Foster’s disappearance during a round-the-world flight in 1937 remains one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. 

At first, the flinty Mrs. Lindquist denies any connection to Foster. But Janey informs her that the wreck of Sam Mallory’s airplane has recently been discovered in a Spanish desert, and piece by piece, the details of Foster’s extraordinary life emerge: from the beginnings of her flying career in Southern California, to her complicated, passionate relationship with Mallory, to the collapse of her marriage to her aggressive career manager, the publishing scion George Morrow.

As Irene spins her tale to its searing conclusion, Janey’s past gathers its own power. The duel between the two women takes a heartstopping turn. To whom does Mallory rightfully belong? Can we ever come to terms with the loss of those we love, and the lives we might have lived?

Title:Her Last Flight
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062834805
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    Her Last Flight Reviews

  • Taylor Reid

    Beatriz Williams delivers time and time again. This story is about a war correspondent in 1947 named Janey Everett who is in search of information about a lost war pilot named Sam Mallory. Her search ...

  • DeAnn

    Happy publication day to Beatriz Williams!*4.5 aviatrix stars (rounded up)This is my kind of book – historical fiction with some romance and even a twist or two! Think Amelia Earhart and America’s...

  • Katie B

    I love reading about the early days of aviation and have enjoyed other novels by this author so it isn't a big surprise I enjoyed this one. Out of the books I have read by Beatriz Williams this one is...

  • MicheleReader

    Her Last Flight is Beatriz Williams at her best. It’s Williams’ signature Historical Fiction genre that she has perfected but its different than most of her other books which are focused on family...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    In 1947, Janey Everett is a girl who doesn’t like to be in one place for too long, she’s a busy war correspondent and talented photographer. Janey arrives in Hawaii determined to find out what hap...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    4.5 Beautiful Stars!This was so beautifully done with threads that were interwoven and knitted together so well that most of it I didn't even see coming. I absolutely loved the historical details abou...

  • Lisa

    A story as suspenseful, beautiful and breathtaking as those first remarkable flights into the sky. SUMMARYJaney Everett is a photographer and war correspondent in 1947. She is on a mission to write a ...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    HER LAST FLIGHT is another beautifully detailed book telling the story of two pilots, Irene Lindquist and Sam Mallory. It is also about Janey Everett, a war correspondent/photojournalist, who is tryi...

  • ABookwormWithWine

    Oh Beatriz Williams you sneaky devil!! Williams has hit it out of the park (again) with Her Last Flight. The more I read this author, the more I appreciate her novels and if you are a historical ficti...

  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)

    Janey Everett, an accomplished photographer and war correspondent, is visiting the gorgeous island of Kauai. While here, she hopes to research and write her book on Sam Mallory, a famous aviator who w...