I'm not sure why, but I didn't have high expectations for this book. I thought it would be a struggle to get through, but honestly--and I know this is a cliche--it was a struggle to put it down!
The basic premise is that a recently widowed woman, Michelle, is vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, when she decides to be spontaneous and give in to a sudden urge, which results in her sharing a bed with a man she barely knows. Before she even has time to regret it, masked strangers burst into the room and attack her companion. He's not seriously injured but he does end up with her cell phone by mistake. Within the next 48 hours our unlucky heroine finds herself arrested on trumped up drug charges, followed by police, bugged by a mysterious American, and without her phone and her passport. She does get the phone back but the rest only gets more complicated from there.
Getaway is the sort of novel you take with you on vacation. It's light, genuinely engaging, full of intrigue (but not too difficult to follow, even if you were on your third margarita while sunbathing on the beach). It makes me wish I were lying in the sun reading it...though probably not in Mexico.
The one thing that did bother me about Getaway was...
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