A dramatic autobiographical account of actual events that took place in the British Virgin Islands in the mid-1990's.

This authentic and original true story follows a young couple as they leave behind the grey London skies and routine of normal life to chase a dream and start afresh in the Caribbean.

What they find however is tragedy and heartache, as they are terrifyingly plunged into a world they do not understand and over which they have no control.

At times funny and engaging, at others inspirational, it is in essence a gripping life and death struggle for survival set against the backdrop of an incredible tropical hideaway.

Everything they knew is suddenly on the line as the two young adventurers battle governments and the laws of a foreign land, and are confronted with a truly shocking incident that is destined to change both their lives for ever.

Not all trips to paradise end the same way..


A dramatic autobiographical account of actual events that took place in the British Virgin Islands in the mid-1990's.

This authentic and original true story follows a young couple as they leave behind the grey London skies and routine of normal life to chase a dream and start afresh in the Caribbean.

What they find however is tragedy and heartache, as they are terrifyingly plunged into a world they do not understand and over which they have no control.

At times funny and engaging, at others inspirational, it is in essence a gripping life and death struggle for survival set against the backdrop of an incredible tropical hideaway.

Everything they knew is suddenly on the line as the two young adventurers battle governments and the laws of a foreign land, and are confronted with a truly shocking incident that is destined to change both their lives for ever.

Not all trips to paradise end the same way.

Gunshot In Paradise - My True Story by CM Hartwell (book cover) the-hyip.com