Book Review: The Escape Artist by Diane Chamberlaine 

Genre: Drama

Rating: 5/5

Blurb: When Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, she changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows, including the man who has been her best friend since childhood. She lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her or her child. Just as she’s beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people . . . if she’s willing to go to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt, and worst of all, losing her son.
Equal parts family drama, love story, and thriller, The Escape Artist is the poignant story of a mother’s unbreakable bond with her child and the resiliency of a love that transcends distance and time.
“Chamberlain tells a moving tale of parental love and desperation while throwing in plot twists and intrigue.”

—Library journal

My Verdict: This maybe a bit biased opinion because as my readers know I am an avid fan. This book has more twists and turns than roundabout city. A story of fierce love and how the thought of the losing the ones you love can make you step up and losing the ones you love makes you see life’s treasures. The narrative is so heart wrenching and infuriating I wanted to put it down and have nothing more to do with it. But it was like I was addicted, like when you’ve bet on a greyhound and its nail bitingly close to the finishline. The characters are so  well developed they felt like friends and enemies. It was a rollercoaster of emotions, a well tread tapestry.


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