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"Getaway draws you in with the immediate force of its sensuous atmosphere, its living and breathing characters, its riveting plot – and most of all, with its sheer believability. Did you ever get drunk on a holiday and do one or two things the guidebooks say you shouldn’t? Well, this is what it could have led to…"
—Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis, New York Times bestselling authors of The Boy in the Suitcase
"Brackmann strikes exactly the right mood in this frantic look at an ordinary woman who can't seem to claw her way out of the mess in which she's managed to land."
"Brackmann follows up her debut, Rock Paper Tiger, an Amazon Best Book of 2010, with a sinister tale of a vacation gone bad...Puerto Vallarta provides a lush backdrop for Brackmann's richly drawn ex-pat world, which is as eccentric as it is dangerous."
International Noir Fiction: “The ending fulfills several strands of the book without totally wrapping up others. It almost suggests the ending of the Tony Scott film, veering off into a half-fairy tale, half metafictional other world: Getaway's ending is more believable than that of True Romance, but it's open-ended and contains elements of wish-fulfillment in the same sort of way…. Altogether, Getaway, due from Soho Press in May, is an interesting and entertaining update on the damsel-in-distress story (from the damsel's point of view) as well as the Ambler-esque spy thriller.”
Praise for Rock Paper Tiger
“Lisa Brackmann’s novel gets off to a fast start and never lets up.... Be prepared for a wild ride.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Timely and hip.... Brackmann can write.”
The story moved along quickly and was engaging. Hopefully there will be a sequel to follow up with the main characters.Published 2 months ago by Kim
Good book. Made me decide, however, that I would never, never go to Mexico. I was somewhat disappointed in the ending. Ended much too short, but a good read.Published 2 months ago by Judy
Ms. Brackmann is a terrific writer. This is, however, the weakest of the three books I've read. Rock, Paper, Tiger and Hour of The Rat were both terrific. Read them first.Published 11 months ago by tkhill
I liked the writing and the fast pace of the book..I did feel the protagonist was a bit stupid at times, doing dangerous things that an adult woman in a foreign country would not... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michele
If you're about to leave on vacation or a road trip and are wondering what book you should get - this would make a great choice. Read morePublished 14 months ago by J.RyanSpivey
Sleep was the only reason I stopped reading it. I usually read two or three books at a time on my Kindle but once I started this crazy world of expats in Mexico I could not put it... Read morePublished 16 months ago by brooklynboston
This is a good book, and seems to be well written. It keeps a person interested in what is going to happen next.Published 17 months ago by Roy Bever
And a little too improbable for me. How would an articulate, white, middle class woman, albeit one whose husband has left her with a pile of debt and misery, end up doing what... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Peter Bradbury
Getaway is one of those books that make you more than a little afraid of going on vacation. This is not the sort of thriller where a casual vacationer morphs into a kickass hero by... Read morePublished 20 months ago by S. B. Greenwood