Book Review: High Flying

A Dramatic Journey to the Past That Changes the Course of the Future

Skyler Haines is a bitter teenager who suffers from depression as a result of feeling completely lost and like she doesn’t fit into the world in which she lives. 

Who could blame her? Eight years earlier, her father, a pilot and drug runner for a Mexican cartel, is murdered. Her mother, who becomes hooked on drugs and men, is also killed, and Skyler is sent to live with her grandfather, a curmudgeon who lacks compassion for what she’s feeling and only cares about his business. 

Yet, despite being haunted by her past, Skyler overcomes it all and grows up to achieve her dream of becoming a pilot. Then one day, at an air show where she and her lover Jake are performing aerial stunts, Skyler is caught in a storm that would leave her world completely upside down. Suddenly, she’s given a chance to rewrite history and change all the bad that has happened, not just for her but for her entire family. 

As she faces the most difficult decision of her life, she wonders, can she handle it, and does she even want to? Find out in High Flying by Kaylin McFarren.

Award Winner

High Flying by Kaylin McFarren was named a Long-Listed in the Shelf Unbound 2019 Indie Best Awards. 

View this and other award winners in our January 2020 Award Issue. 

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Article originally Published in the February/March 2020 Issue “Short Stories”

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