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Publisher's Summary

In this short thriller from number one New York Times best-selling authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, narrated by actress Kate Mara, a young woman’s dream getaway becomes her worst nightmare.

Prepare yourself for a transformative experience. Sometimes, life’s setbacks contain hidden gifts. Here at Lakewood, you’ll find the space to unwrap them.

A weekend at the Lakewood Retreat is exactly what Chloe Powell needs. Freshly unemployed after her boss loses a reelection campaign, the former press secretary desperately wants a break from the bustle of Washington, DC. A flier posted at her yoga studio leads her to the getaway, which looks amazing: Organic meals, celebrity testimonials, and a serene private property within driving distance of the city.

It’s so perfect, in fact, that Chloe’s barely bothered by the intensely personal questions she’s asked in her application, or the unnerving social experiments her enigmatic host, Sebastian, imposes on her once she arrives at his remote cabin. But when a mysterious new guest shows up, Chloe can no longer suppress her rising panic: This place is not at all what it seems.

A pulse-pounding story from the first minute to the last, The Getaway explores the weight of the small choices we make every day, and their staggering, unintended consequences.

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • BB
  • 01-09-2020

Engaging story. Worth a listen.

A story without much depth but accomplishes what it aims to do: keep you hooked to see what happens next. The amateurish writing style stood out quite a bit during parts of this story but it didn't hinder my enjoyment. I wasn't expecting greatness; I just was expecting an engaging story and this delivered. I was going to give 3 stars based on the writing being subpar at times but this short story earned one of those stars back by keeping my attention and being enjoyable despite it's flaws.

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  • SR Atlanta
  • 02-09-2020

Skip This One

Oddly enough, the narrator’s voice was almost monotone and flat as she read what was supposed to be a suspense story. The story itself is a snooze, and every plot point is made terribly obvious. Skip this one and keep looking. I’m also incredibly tired of stories about whack job men praying upon young women. Why is terrorizing and murdering women still seen as such an entertaining theme? It doesn’t matter that two women wrote this; it just makes them complicit in this violence porn.

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  • tyler grant
  • 03-09-2020

intriguing story and good performance

kept me interested and loved the ending good characters and good performance. definitely a good listen

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  • Virginia A.
  • 07-09-2020

it was... good.

I haven't enjoyed listening to most of the books that I have tried so far. This one started a little on the slow side but turned into quite the good "listen".

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-2020

Great for a quick listen!

Great suspenseful listen for a rainy afternoon. Kate Mara has great cadence and delivery of this thriller.

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  • DaKatts
  • 08-09-2020

Couldn't stop listening! Awesome short thriller!

Couldn't stop listening! Awesome short thriller! I really enjoyed the twists and turns. Can't wait to find more like it.

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  • Khaili
  • 08-09-2020

I liked it

I was unsure about this from reading good read reviews but omfg, it is suck a goof story and I loved it and it came full circle and the there is such a heart warming scene to the end

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  • Carolyn R. Price
  • 26-10-2020

Edge of your seat!

Excellent book, kept me on the edge of my seat. Had a hard time "putting it down". Kate Mara has an excellent voice and I am looking for other books by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen with Kate Mara narrating.

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  • Nicole Marie
  • 19-09-2020

Sick of these violent plots against women with only one ending...

Yes, the obsessive man exists in real-life. Very few go to the absurd lengths Sebastian went to in this novella. Not one victim of casualty was male, even the poor Uber driver was female.

You could see the ending a mile away & wish they’d incorporated a better storyline instead of the cliched ones. Mara did okay with narration, she didn’t change up her female voices, but she’s a film actor not voiceover artist. 4 stars for her.

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  • Steven Albert
  • 14-09-2020

Sebastian is a Bad Dude

This book is great! It’s very well written and keeps your suspense level high until the end. The ending was wild and unexpected. Sebastians craziness should made into a Criminal Minds episode.

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  • Dexlovesol
  • 02-11-2020

Less is more

A pleasing noiresque story from these 2 authors who never disappoint. After several overly long and meh “thrillers” it was refreshing to listen to a taught story well told and narrated.

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  • Paula
  • 01-09-2020

compelling story

excellent narration of a compelling story that struck my attention from start to finish. Well thought out story

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