Drowning - T. J. Newman


By T. J. Newman

  • Release Date: 2023-05-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 435 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “The first terrific thriller of 2023.” —James Patterson * “Spectacular…Taut, gripping.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “Reads like Apollo 13 underwater.” —Don Winslow * “Masterful.” —Patricia Cornwell

Flight attendant turned New York Times bestselling author T. J. Newman returns with an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a commercial jetliner that crashes into the ocean and sinks to the bottom with passengers trapped inside—and the extraordinary rescue operation to save them.

Six minutes after takeoff, Flight 1421 crashes into the Pacific Ocean. During the evacuation, an engine explodes and the plane is flooded. Those still alive are forced to close the doors—but it’s too late. The plane sinks to the bottom with twelve passengers trapped inside.

More than two hundred feet below the surface, engineer Will Kent and his eleven-year-old daughter Shannon are waist-deep in water and fighting for their lives.

Their only chance at survival is an elite rescue team on the surface led by professional diver Chris Kent—Shannon’s mother and Will’s soon-to-be ex-wife—who must work together with Will to find a way to save their daughter and rescue the passengers from the sealed airplane, which is now teetering on the edge of an undersea cliff.

There’s not much time.

There’s even less air.

With devastating emotional power and heart-stopping suspense, Drowning is an unforgettable thriller about a family’s desperate fight to save themselves and the people trapped with them—against impossible odds.


  • Read it in 2 days

    By armykj
  • Great story.

    By randyw57
    Great story. Well told
  • Omg….fantastic!!

    By Arnies volunteer
    Twists and turns throughout up until the very very end…. A must read for sure 👍👍
  • Just “wow!”

    By Ptvogelzang
    I loved this book and how much the family themes meant to me. The action, diving details, military and engineering pieces were fantastic, but family is everything.
  • Exciting from start to finish

    By vachonrp
    Excellent reading, keeps you focused throughout the book. Highly recommend this book.
  • Exciting

    By moviemom22
    Was hard to read after what just happened with the Titanic debacle , but, still exciting and good character development.
  • Fabulous

    By DaveAVL
    Another amazing book by TJ Newman. I read it so fast, I couldn’t put it down!
  • Exciting - Movie will be great

    By nonicknameabailable
    Fun nd exciting action packed read.
  • Dull

    By nfnchehn
    Could not finish. Writing was very juvenile and dull. VERY predictable at every turn.
  • Tense

    By xxjjnono
    While there were a few things I felt were a bit off, I can’t remember them because the tension in this book was palpable, and that’s what it is all about with books of this type. Well done, indeed.