Back cover: Aline Alexandre does t relish the prospect of spending the August bank holiday weekend in a secluded spot in Cornwall doing team-building exercises with her glum investment-banking colleagues. What promises to be a dull weekend soon turns into a nightmare. A mystery illness, a narrowly avoided accident, anymous threats and a gruesome find point to a cat among the pigeons. Could the disconcerting events be connected to a tragedy that took place many years ago on Moorland Mar, the run-down country residence belonging to Aline's line manager, where the group is staying? Before she has a chance to unravel the mystery, she finds herself trapped in a dark room. Suddenly, she has become more dependent on her colleagues than she had ever thought possible in order to reach her most important goal: to get out alive... Off-site is a humorous thriller that keeps up the suspense throughout, until the surprise deuement. It also contains an element of satire on the dysfunctional aspects of corporate life. Set entirely in a picturesque coastal village in England, with all the action taking place over a single weekend, it is intended for readers who like to get thoroughly spooked, but who prefer happy endings.
Marietta Miemietz was born in Germany and has spent fifteen years working in the financial services industry in the US, Germany and most recently the UK, mainly as a pharmaceutical equity research analyst. She decided to become an author at age five and never goes anywhere without a notebook. Off-site is her first book.