I chose this one because I’d been doing a ton of heavy reading lately, and I needed something to just relax my brain. And what is more relaxing than a thriller, right? I know it must say something about my psyche that this is the sort of book that relaxes me. Oh well.
The Getaway is a short story. The audio-book, which can be found on Audible, only lasts for about 2.5 hours (which includes the credits). The book focuses on Chloe Powell, a press secretary looking for a relaxing weekend away after a campaign loss. She spots a flier advertising a weekend away at a lake-house that promises relaxation. She quickly decides to sign up and let all of her worries melt away.
But then the weekend arrives. And strange things keep happening. The lake-house is more empty than she’d anticipated, surely there should be more guests, right? Sebastian, her host, is somehow simultaneously charming and off-putting. There’s something going on that Chloe can’t quite put her finger on. And what is with Sebastian’s intense and prying questions? It’s like he’s trying to study her, but why?
And then another woman shows up, bring with her even more mystery.
This book has a quick pace. The ending was fairly predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless. If thrillers are your thing, you’ll probably enjoy this one.