Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Getting Away Is Deadly by Sara Rosett
With swollen feet and swelling belly, pregnant Ellie bravely joins the nation’s tourists in seeing the sights in Washington, D.C. But a fatal incident at the Metro station convinces Ellie that something is rotten in the capitol city. Should she do the safe thing and pack her bags? Not likely when too many people are telling lies, hiding secrets, and acting suspiciously. Luckily, Ellie Avery is just the right woman to clean up the most mysterious cases of murder—even if she has to brave the most dangerous byways in the corridors of power.
Sara Rosett’s murder mystery, Getting Away Is Deadly, is written in first person and set in Washington D.C. in modern times. It starts a bit slowly, allowing for thorough character development. Rosett’s characters are interesting and likeable, and the plot is engaging. It provides exhaustive background details and then picks up speed about mid-book. From that point on, the plot rushes through a surprising number of twists and turns to the jaw-dropping conclusion. It’s not the type of thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat, but somewhat of a remarkable riddle that I enjoyed and gladly recommend to others. The author did incorporate a list of travel tips at the end of most chapters which I initially found to be disruptive to the plot, but I eventually began to skip over those odd intrusive pages to keep close to the story line, and that worked well for me.
Length: 250 Pages
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