Friday 4 June 2021

Review: The Getaway by Isabelle Broom

 Sometimes it takes losing everything to find the person you need . . .

Most people travel to Croatia for its endless sunshine, pebbly beaches and crystal clear sea.

Kate goes there to disappear.

She needs to escape from a life that has fallen apart in spectacular and public fashion, and no one on the beautiful island of Hvar knows who she is or what she's running away from.

Until she meets another lonely soul.

Alex is different to any man Kate has ever known, yet the connection between them is undeniable. She soon begins to open up in ways she never has before - not even to herself. But Kate is not the only person in Hvar hiding secrets. And, as she is about to discover, it is always only a matter of time before the truth catches up with you . . .

Review: Ooo this book gives you all the classic features of an Isabelle Broom novel, a slightly broken main character you can relate to, exceptional travel that you can partake in without leaving the pages of a book and the kind of wonderful British humour I love in a book and then adds a mystery element. I didn't know I needed a bit of mystery added to my romcom but boy did I have fun working out the mysterious elements of this beauty!

I adored the Croatian setting of this book, I have never been to Croatia but I could picture the town and the ocean so vividly thanks to this authors brilliant descriptions. I travelled with Kate and enjoyed disappearing with her for a bit. Kate is a complex character and I feel like her situation is a little like the title of the Jon Ronson book 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' only perhaps a little less drastic than some of those but I really felt for her in her situation at the start of this story. I've had similar things happen to me and so I could really empathize with her. But the whole when one door closes another one opens scenario is never truer here because I love when Kate finds her metaphorical voice and she does so in a way I have never read about before. 

I also really loved the relationships in this book, they are also unique compared to anything else I have read. I loved that Kate had this close relationship with her brother and her best friend and those bonds only become closer throughout the novel. I also love that her brother is starting a new adventure with his partner and then there's the complication that is Alex. I loved getting to know him through Kate and trying to work him out. He really is a closed book when it comes to most things and I found him so intriguing I just had to find out more. 

This was such a great escapist read. It was wonderful to get to travel somewhere new and meet these warm and welcoming characters. If this is your first Isabelle Broom novel or you're a seasoned reader like me-you're in for a treat!

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