The Escape by C.L. Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"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 picked this one up, thinking it would take a while to finish due to it's size. I was wrong, I was hooked from the very first page, the story grabbed me and I was intrigued to find out who this woman was that jumped in the car with Jo and what was going to happen.
This is quite a deep book with quite a lot of characters to get to know, they all have a purpose and are linked in some way even though it may not be obvious to begin with but does become clear.
Personally I enjoyed the first half of the book a lot more than the second half. Towards the end I also thought it was rushed a little and didn't hold the punch the first part of the book did. It was good but I felt a little let down by the ending.
Overall if you like thrillers or mystery's this is one book you should read this year. I give this book 3.5* mainly due to being a little let down by then ending, if felt rushed and I thought it could have been delivered better. It could be just that I have high standards of this genre of book, as I have read so many and know what I like.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.