Getaway by Zoje Stage #zojestage @mulhollandbooks @NetGalley #thriller #mystery #bookreviewers #bookbloggers

Kaceey’s Review:

You know how sometimes everyone just loves an author? And though you’ve had a less than stellar previous experience you jump back in because you know for sure it will work this next time. A terminal case of FOMO.  

Yes, that’s me!🙋🏻‍♀️. And as you guessed, I tried…I conquered…and no, it still didn’t work!😫

Imogen, Beck, and Tilda are about to embark on a hike of a lifetime down the Grand Canyon. Going in the off-season to ensure privacy (really didn’t know there was such a thing when it came to hiking in National Parks). A time to reflect on their lives and friendships and hopefully emerge from the canyon stronger.  

Only they realize they are not alone on this trail. Their food and belongings have been rifled through. Items critical for their survival…missing.  

Is it more unsettling not to know who’s responsible? Or come face to face with the culprit? 

The storyline was painfully slow and the first half of the book consisted of everything you ever wanted to know about hiking/camping. (Not my cup of ☕️).

Once the hike finally started and we were moving forward (excuse the pun😜). I settled in for what I hoped was going to be a good ‘ole creepy read.

Unfortunately, my eyes started rolling🙄 and didn’t stop till the end. The premise sounded so good. I really thought I was going to have an edge of my seat thriller. But these women just made one bad mistake after another and I lost all interest in their “getaway”.

If this book is on your list, I hope it works out better for you.

A buddy read with Susanne

Thank you to NetGalley and Mulholland Books.

Susanne’s Review:

No Way, No Day.

I’m all for hiking (though I wouldn’t do it in this heat!) and I love the Grand Canyon, but the decisions made by Imogen, Beck, and Tilda in Zoje Stage’s “Getaway” had me scratching my head. 

When sisters Imogen and Beck, and their friend Tilda go hiking through the Grand Canyon they expect that it will be a way for them to reconnect after growing apart.  Little do they know that they are walking into a death trap, literally. 

After a day of hiking, some of their supplies disappear.  Then, they notice someone following them. Instead of hightailing it out of there, they decide to keep at it, and that my friends, is their first mistake.  

If only I found this book to be gripping, but detailed descriptions about hiking took their toll page after page. Bad decisions thereafter, had me rolling my eyes and shaking my head.  In the end, I simply decided that I was the wrong reader for this novel.

Another buddy read with Kaceey.

Thank you to NetGalley and Mulholland Books for the arc.

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6 thoughts on “Getaway by Zoje Stage #zojestage @mulhollandbooks @NetGalley #thriller #mystery #bookreviewers #bookbloggers

  1. Nice reviews! I love hiking in the Grand Canyon, and often do day hikes, and sometimes overnight backpacking down inside the canyon. And for that reason, I would NOT want to read a book about horrible things that happen to hikers! Especially hikers that consistently make bad decisions! I used to work with the rescue crews at the canyon, and heard so many horrible (true life) stories of hikers making BAD decisions. Plus, when I hike there, I often see other hikers that are ill-prepared, or just ignorant of the hazards of hiking there. Thanks for letting me know this book is out there.


    1. Thanks Wendy! I so agree about the Grand Canyon, hiking there is amazing, when you’re prepared. On another note, how incredible that you worked with rescue crews! I love that! Thank you for sharing that with us. 🙂

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