Free Meeker is coming home from visiting her sister when
she becomes involved in a fifty two-car chain-reaction
accident. Although the nineteen-year-old woman is
unharmed, her car is totaled and her passenger, a
hitchhiker Lydia is dead. Free tries to help an injured man
who is looking for a lost bag but when she finds it, the
man is already dead.
When Free opens up the bag, she finds it contains $740,000
and some drugs, which she promptly throws away. She
concludes that she is holding drug money and there is no
way to trace it to her. She takes it intending to start a
new life for herself using Lydia's identification. She
isn't aware that Lydia's husband is an abuser who will do
anything to track her down or that the owner of the money
will kill to get it back. While these two men are tracking
down "Lydia" Free lives a peaceful and secure life in
Portland, never dreaming that she is in any danger.
LEARNING TO FLY is an exciting thriller that will keep
readers enthralled because the action never stops
happening. April Henry manages to sustain a high level of
tension throughout the book without any real violence so
cozy fans will appreciate this unusually refreshing story.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2002