Title: A Christmas Escape
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Series: Christmas Stories #13
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"A Christmas Escape" by Anne Perry
What I liked about this novel...
This was a enjoyable mystery thriller that happened around Christmastime. I found this read one
excitable read that will definitely keep your attention as it was for Charles Latterly's three week adventure where he finds himself on the 'Mediterranean Island of Stromboli' in Tyrrhenian dealing with a awful volcano. We find that Charles had left London to get away after the death of his wife. Will this "heal the sense of helplessness and the bitterness of endless small failures" that had happened in his life?
The characters in this novel were all very interesting...well developed, well portrayed and even some shady ones that would keep the readers turning the pages. Will this be a tranquility time for Charles as he had hoped it would be as he meets these people [Stefano, Finbar, Candace, Walker Bailey, Isla, Bretherton and Quinn] whom he would be traveling with? What will happen after Charles meet Candace and her uncle Finbar? Will Charles be able to keep a promise he made with Finbar? What will happen as the volcano gets worse and a body is found? I liked the descriptions of the foods that Stefano prepared so well for the guests[creating dishes that would dazzle all the senses]. To get all of these questions answered in this short read and a lots more you will have to pick up this authors mystery thriller to see how it will all come out. Who will make it out of this island alive to hear the ng them know it was Christmas and the 'Time of Hope, for everyone?"
I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.