No Escape

No Escape
Genre : Fiction
Published : 30 Jul 2015 - HarperCollins
They had found paradise.
What would they do to keep it?

With a quick spin of the globe, Kitty and Lana escape their grey reality and journey to the Philippines. There they discover The Blue – a beautiful yacht, with a wandering crew. They spend day after languorous day exploring the pristine white beaches and swimming beneath the stars, and Lana drifts further away from the long-buried secrets of home.

But the tide turns when death creeps quietly on deck.

A dangerous swell of mistrust and lies threatens to bring the crew’s adventures to an end – but some won’t let paradise go…whatever the price.

Previously published as THE BLUE.


A twist-filled novel.


A gripping thriller, packed with unexpected twists, turns and complex secrets… The ultimate beach read.


Tense and atmospheric, The Blue begins as an exotic adventure and turns chilling as tragedy and secrets unfold on the open sea. Clarke vividly depicts the ocean voyage in this immersive tale—both the beauty of an idyllic escape and its descent into something more sinister.

Laura McHugh, author of THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD

[Clarke] paints brilliant images of physical surroundings and takes readers on an emotional journey as she explores the fragile bonds that connect each crew member to the others... The narrative is punctuated with interesting, unpredictable plot twists that keep coming until the final page.

Kirkus Reviews

[An] intriguing tale of nautical misadventure… Clarke handles the joys, challenges, and chores of sailing with easy confidence and does just as fine a job with her misfit crew and their easily upset equilibrium.

Publishers Weekly

Vivid imagery, increasing tension, and smooth prose immerse the reader in the rhythm of the ocean and the isolation of life at sea. Fans of psychological suspense will be taken in by Clarke’s fast-paced and engrossing read.

Library Journal

This is Clarke at her finest: thrilling plot, perfectly rendered scenery, and characters as real as your best friend—or your worst enemy. A spellbinding exploration of human nature, the bonds of family, and the beautiful mysteries of friendship and love, The Blue is a book worth staying up all night for.

Marissa Stapley, author of MATING FOR LIFE

I found The Blue an immensely engaging and enjoyable novel which became increasingly compelling as I read on, building tension and throwing up unexpected twists and turns right to the very last page. A perfect summer read!

Susan Elliot Wright, author of THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID

A gripping page-turner.


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