Skid is an entertaining, humorous, suspenseful tale of a transatlantic airplane flight. The crew is an eclectic bunch that includes a world famous female pilot, an offensive copilot, a trustworthy first officer and a lead flight attendant with attitude. The passenger list is just as diverse and is comprised of Hank, a quiet man on a secret assignment, Lucy, a young woman seeking healing from a failed relationship, a prisoner being returned to Amsterdam, a young man going to meet his grandmother for the first time, and the unlikely Chucky, a potbellied pig.

As a fan of Rene’s other books, I was not disappointed in Skid. It is full of twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing. The personalities of the characters are well developed and believable.  Skid is a fun read with plenty of action but also contains a faith based message. I would highly recommend Skid to everyone who enjoys a good book.

Skid by Rene Gutteridge
Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage.

On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of “What Would Oprah Do?” will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests–prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline–test the limits of the crew’s customer service.

But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank’s odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.


Rene GutteridgeRene Gutteridge is the author of several novels, including Ghost Writer (Bethany House Publishers) The Boo Series and The Occupational Hazards Series (WaterBrook Press) and the Storm Series, (Tyndale House Publishers). She released My Life as a Doormat and The Ultimate Gift: the novelization for WestBow Press. She has also been published over forty times as a playwright, best known for her Christian comedy sketches. She studied screenwriting under a Mass Communications degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University, and earned the “Excellence in Mass Communication” award. She served as the full-time Director of Drama for First United Methodist Church for five years before leaving to stay home and write. She enjoys instructing at writers conferences and in college classrooms. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City.

You can learn more about Rene and her books at her website

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