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Our favorite moments from The Getaway

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"It's just you Chloe."
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  • "It's just you Chloe."

About the Creators

Sarah Pekkanen (left) is the internationally bestselling author of eight solo novels and the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers The Wife Between Us, An Anonymous Girl, and You Are Not Alone. A former investigative journalist and award-winning feature writer, she has published work in The Washington Post, USA Today, and many other newspapers and magazines. She is the mother of three sons and lives just outside Washington, D.C.

Greer Hendricks (right) is the co-author of the New York Times best sellers The Wife Between Us, An Anonymous Girl, and You Are Not Alone. Prior to becoming a novelist, she spent two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. She obtained her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Allure, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

Photo Credit: Bill Miles

About the Performer

Kate Mara was born and raised in Bedford, New York. She began acting at age fourteen in local theater projects. Kate’s impressive list of film credits include Brokeback Mountain, Transsiberian, We Are Marshall, Shooter, 127 Hours, Fantastic Four, and Captive. Kate received an Emmy Award nomination for her role in David Fincher’s critically acclaimed television series, House of Cards in which she co-starred alongside Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

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  • 09-01-20

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seriously!?

What adult female would allow herself to get in this situation? There are about 100 red flags in the first 15 minutes. Couldn’t finish because, dang, it’s an awful story.

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  • 11-02-20

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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  • 09-01-20

compelling story

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