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T.J. Newman is an American author of thrillers.

She is best known for writing the psychological standalone thrillers, Falling (2021) and Drowning (2023).

Prior to becoming an author, T.J. worked as a bookseller and flight attendant.

Her vast knowledge and experience in the aviation industry is what inspired her to write her debut novel, Falling, which not only garnered immense attention in the publishing world, but also made a remarkable entrance at the second position on the acclaimed New York Times bestseller list.

Recognized by USA Today, Esquire, and Amazon as one of the top books of the year, the novel has been published in over 30 thirty countries, with plans already underway to adapt it into a major motion picture.

The author currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

More about T. J. Newman

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller

United States


Non Series

  • Falling (2021)
  • Drowning (2023)

Detailed book overview

Non Series


You just boarded a flight to New York.

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.

Enjoy the flight.

Author: T. J. Newman
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1982177898
Publisher: Avid Reader Press

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.

Author: T. J. Newman
First Release: 2023
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster