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The Getaway

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The new escapist summer read about love and loss, set in sparkling Croatia.

Hodder & Stoughton
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Isabelle Broom


Sometimes it takes losing everything to find the person you need . . .

Most people travel to Croatia for its endless sunshine, pebbly beaches and crystal clear sea.

Kate goes there to disappear.

She needs to escape from a life that has fallen apart in spectacular and public fashion, and no one on the beautiful island of Hvar knows who she is or what she’s running away from.

Until she meets another lonely soul.

Alex is different to any man Kate has ever known, yet the connection between them is undeniable. She soon begins to open up in ways she never has before – not even to herself. But Kate is not the only person in Hvar hiding secrets. And, as she is about to discover, it is always only a matter of time before the truth catches up with you . . .


‘A sunny location, a smart plot and a dash of romance – perfect escapism’

‘Q: What do you get if you cross a born travel writer with an incurable romantic? A: The novels of Isabelle Broom. With its shimmering setting and heart-swelling, offbeat romance plot, The Getaway is exactly that – a much-needed, totally immersive escape from real life. I loved it.’
Louise Candlish

‘Reading The Getaway is a one-way ticket to sunshine and romance, the story of two people finding each other and – in doing so – learning how to live. Uplifting, funny and full of heart, Kate and Alex’s story is as addictive as sunset cocktails, full of characters you want to meet and settings that make you want to jump on the next plane to Croatia. It is compelling, beautiful and wholeheartedly romantic. An absolute delight.’
Katie Marsh

‘Lovely characters, a wonderful setting, a beautiful story. Insightful and sensitive – Isabelle Broom at her very best. This delightful story will flood your heart with Croatian sunshine. Loved it.’
Milly Johnson

‘A gorgeous, warm-hearted love story, beautifully depicted and filled with characters you’ll fall for. The Getaway is the very best of tantalising and escapist fiction, set against the heavenly backdrop of Croatia. A compelling read about self-discovery, sun and secrets I found impossible to put down.’
Holly Miller

‘A breathtaking romance in a stunning location: the perfect summer escape. I adored The Getaway and I think I’m in love with Croatia too!’
Cathy Bramley

The Getaway is even better than the real thing. Vivid, funny, tender and warm – no, hot! Red hot. A simply stunning setting and a gloriously romantic plot that will put a smile on your face. Isabelle Broom always sweeps you away.’
Veronica Henry

‘Evocative and escapist, I feel like I got to travel to Croatia from my sofa! Isabelle writes such warm, relatable characters. I inhaled this.’
Laura Jane Williams

‘This escapist novel is the ray of sunshine we all need in our lives!’

‘If you only pick up one beach read this summer, make it Isabelle Broom’s The Getaway – which brings all the summery vibes with its sparkly sea cover and continues that glorious escapist feel across every single page.’
Culturefly, ’24 must-read books for summer 2021′

‘Isabelle Broom is as essential a summer holiday ingredient as my suncream and her latest book is no exception. You will love this escapist read, filled with summer atmosphere and the spirit of romance.’
Jill Adams, 17 Degrees

‘I adore Isabelle’s books; she really is one of the queens of escapist fiction. You can see and smell the places in which her books are set, and the romance makes them win-win reads.’
Nina Pottell, Prima Mag

‘If you’re missing sun and sparkling seas, The Getaway by Isabelle Broom is just the answer as it conjures up the beauty of Croatia with a mystery at its heart.’
Stylist, ‘The best book ideas for Christmas 2021’