“Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”
When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t.
The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two year old daughter Elise.
What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her.
No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.
I love this authors books and as soon as I heard she had another one coming out I knew I had to read it and boy am I glad I did.
This is one of those stories where the main character feels unreliable. Jo I just didn’t know if I trusted or not. In a way I actually felt for her husband Max. She seems to be acting all irrational and I really thought a lot of it was in her head. As the story goes on though the more I came round to Jo’s train of thought.
Right from the start you know that somethings not right and it was killing me having to try and find out just exactly what. I felt as demented as Jo at times and I felt almost as if I had been caught up in some wind tunnel which left me feeling rather wind swept to say the least.
As a mother I so felt for Elise in this story. She is slap bang caught up in the middle of events and like Jo I just wanted to grab the little girl and take her away to somewhere safe where she would be protected from everything that was going on. Some parts really did make me cringe and at times I wanted to bang all the adults heads together in the story to make them see what they were doing. Saying that though, what a fabulous story The Escape is.
The Escape is with out a doubt a heart racing read. It had me rushing through the pages as I wanted to know everything and the author certainly did not disappoint. It is very much a mix of a psychological thriller/suspense and one that satisfied all the cravings that I get from this style of book. Yet again another fabulous read and as always left me desperate for more.
Goodreads Rating 5/5 stars.
The Escape is available to purchase from Amazon.