Book Review: The Girl in Seat 2A by Diana Wilkinson

Girlin2AI’m so pleased to be hosting the blog tour for The Girl in Seat 2a, the latest novel by Diana Wilkinson. 

Funny how one lie can spiral…

One thing about me: I HATE flying. It’s my worst nightmare.

That’s why I book seat 2A every time I fly. Since my big win, I’ve been booking seats 2B and 2C as well. They’re my comfort seats, they cushion the claustrophobia, and at last I can afford them.

I am now determined to live the life of luxury. I deserve it, after all.

How to Live Like a Millionaire is the book I’m reading on this flight. When it lands on the floor, a handsome guy hands it back to me. I know he clocks the title, because he’s totally charming and talks to me as if I’m one of the Marbella Millionaire set.

When I land in sunny Spain, I’ll be acting like a millionairess, that’s for sure – even if it’s stretching the truth, just a bit. We all know that money talks, and I intend to talk my way into a better life.

Who knows… maybe this guy, the one who had the cheek to sit down in seat 2C, might be someone special. He has an air of danger, but who cares?


Jade is heading to Spain. She’s enjoying herself after having a windfall. Why shouldn’t she live the highlife? On the plane, she meets Issac. Good looking, protective and rich. Is he too good to be true?

Having enjoyed Diana’s previous novel, One Down, I was excited to be invited onto the blog tour for her latest novel, The Girl in Seat 2A.

Told from the point of view of Jade and a housekeeper named Marta, it tells Jade’s story first, followed by Marta’s. I liked this style of story as we got to see the same events from two very different point of views.

Girlin2AJade is a likeable yet frustrating character. Some would say she is flirting with danger but I think she’s also just trying to find a little meaning in her life. Having just come out of a relationship with the man she’d met at school, she’s lonely. Therefore, when she has some luck, she just wants to enjoy it for all it’s worth. However, at what cost?

I can’t say a lot about Marta as doing so would give away huge parts of the plot. The same can also be said for Issac and Logan.

Diana Wilkinson builds the tension and distributes suspicion very well. The plot sends the reader in all different directions until confusion sets in but in a good way. I needed to keep reading to make sense of it and read this in one sitting. It really did pull me. in.

Girlin2AThe Girl in Seat 2A is a tale of intrigue and enough twists and turns to keep me guessing right up until the very end. I both enjoyed it and recommend it.

(Thanks to Boldwood Books, Netgalley and Rachel’s Random Resources for the advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.) 



About Diana Wilkinson –

Diana Wilkinson writes bestselling psychological thrillers, including her debut novel 4 Riverside Close published by Bloodhound.

Diana WilkinsonFormerly an international professional tennis player, she hails from Belfast, but now lives in Hertfordshire.

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The Girl in 2a was released by Boldwood Books on 19th January 2024. Click to buy on Amazon UK and Waterstones


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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