“First you save my life, then you bring me here…”
Suzana Chesterfield, recently rescued from a gang of slave-traders by Simon Ellice,
has come sailing with him to try to work out what to do with her life. They drop
anchor in a perfect bay of pink granite rocks, glittering sand and azure water on the
island of Cavello, in the Lavezzi Archipelago between Corsica and Sardinia, and are
welcomed into to the warm southern hospitality of Andria Acquaviv and his family,
who have the villa in the next bay.
Susie’s heart is touched by Lesia, the little girl who plays with her dog in the sand
and Lucia, her unhappy, widowed mother, who without a husband or a son, is
reduced to serving the family. She wants to help them break free from family bonds
and find independence. Can she? Dare she interfere? And if she does, will Simon
Ellice back her?
Meanwhile, no one else sees what Si sees – death is coming as swiftly and surely as
the sun nears the sea
This is billed a book five in the Simon Ellice series but is technically a novella just like the first in the series but could be read as a standalone.
It could be a doorway into this series and you will love how Simon Ellice bundles through life and if not actively seeking trouble always seem to attract it!
It begins very quietly and in an unassuming way. As I read I was thinking, hmm this isn’t Simon’s type of scene. I shouldn’t have worried…the trouble starts and ends in murder.
This is a book you should be able to read in one sitting and like me you should love it. As a character I have liked him from book one and ‘Getaway’ just shows that Simon really can’t go anywhere…I am sure he could find trouble in a church that one! I really do hope Rod Humphris has a full size novel coming soon, I think Simon’s story needs to carry on!!
Great writing and a humorous slant that will have all readers laughing, groaning in turns and looking forward to indulging in more of Simon’s adventures.
Charismatic, bold and a ruthless, Simon Ellice slinks through the world like a shark in
a limpid pool. Known simply as Si to friends and enemies, he doesn’t dwell on past
traumas, passing through life with a dry sense of humour and a death wish.
“A bit of a psychopath, he lives by his own moral compass” Amazon UK