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Blog Tour: The Getaway – Ross Armstrong

One private island. Seven guests. One killer…

The perfect holiday. The perfect murder. The perfect beach read…

Get away from your problems.
Multimillionaire Robert Rathwell and his entourage arrive at their private Greek island. White sand, turquoise water, the perfect place to relax. But this is no ordinary family, and this holiday will be their last.

Get away from your life.
The next morning, a scream shatters their peaceful world. Someone has been murdered, his body arranged to make it look like suicide. Everyone has a motive and, under the burning sun, secrets quickly simmer to the surface.

Get away with murder.
Soon the guests see a darker, more violent side to paradise. Because the Rathwells don’t just own the island; they own the people on it. And they can do whatever they like – maybe even commit murder…

My thoughts: a reclusive millionaire, his family and a few staff on a disconnected private island. What could go wrong? With a few uninvited guests (or are they?), the patriarch in poor health, secrets and assumed identities abound.

Everyone is hiding something – but are they the killer? Between them they intend to find out and get off the island once the weather clears. But who can they trust?

With multiple narrators, all with their own agendas, it’s hard to decide who to believe, although some of the things they’re hiding aren’t as bad as murder. There’s plenty of motivation to do away with a few people. And even when it’s supposedly resolved, there’s a few lingering questions. The ending gives a sudden whole new slant on everything too. Very cleverly done.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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