A Christmas Escape By: Anne Perry

Book Description....

"For countless readers, Christmastime means a delicious new holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. A Christmas Escape, her thirteenth noel to the season, transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure—and an unforgettable volcanic encounter.

Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island's blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there's no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island's beauty. But the tranquility of the holiday is swiftly disrupted by a violent quarrel, an unpleasant gentleman's shocking claims of being stalked, and the ominous stirrings of the local volcano. Then events take an even darker turn: A body is found, and Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests.

Captivating in its depiction of untamed nature in all its awesome power, and of the human heart in the throes of transformation, A Christmas Escape gifts readers with Anne Perry's talent for making the season brighter—and more thrilling."

Title:  A Christmas Escape
Author:  Anne Perry
Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group
Series:  Christmas Stories #13
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"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.

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