THE ESCAPE by LISA HARRIS
*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review.*
The Escape follows the journey of two U.S. Marshalls, Madison James and Jonas Quinn, who are teamed up for a routine prisoner transport that quickly goes south following a plane crash. Together, they must work to hunt down an escaped prisoner who always seems to be one step ahead of them.
The book is packed with action and is a very fast-paced read. I don’t think there was ever a moment where I was bored. The storyline is very well written and has a nice flow to it. The romantic aspect of the book is, however, a little slow – the story is definitely more plot focused than character focused. At first, I was disappointed until I realized their story was going to continue on in the next book. Many of these romantic suspense genres are trilogies that focus on different people each time, so it was refreshing to see a novel where the story of the characters is going to go beyond one book. My main criticism, without giving away any spoilers, is that I thought the ending takedown of the fugitive was a bit too unrealistic and anticlimactic.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to seeing what ensues in book two! Oh, and the book totally gets bonus points for the Richard Castle reference. I just so happen to be in the middle of rewatching the series – loved it!