Escape, James Patterson And David Ellis

Escape opening lines:  He’s here somewhere. I know it. And the girl might still be alive. The girl: fifteen-year-old Bridget Leone, abducted off the streets of Hyde Park forty-four hours ago.


My blurb:

Detective Billy Harney cannot understand why he has been taken off a case and moved into a special unit. But he follows the chain of command and does what he is told. But, when going after the new group of suspects, the man he has been looking for from his previous case literally crosses his path. Little does he know how his now three cases intertwine. And that the reason he was given a task force to lead was because someone did not want him to find out the truth.

While investigating the abduction of five teenage girls, Detective Bill Harney’s life isn’t the only one on the line – perfect for fans of Lee Child and Ian Rankin.
When five teenage girls are abducted, Chicago PD Detective Billy Harney leads the investigation to find them.
Harney and his partner, Carla, follow a lead to a remote house, only to find themselves caught in a deadly trap. A huge explosion rips through the building, killing Carla and allowing the kidnapper to escape.
With the loss of his partner fuelling him, Harney strengthens his resolve to find her killer – and to make sure the body count ends there.
My verdict:

I was really caught between a rock and a hard place with this book. I did not want to put it down. But I had nothing else lined up to read. As soon as the latter problem changed, I set about finishing the book in one afternoon. A well written, fast paced story with more to it than just police work.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529125405
Format Trade Paperback
Published July 2022

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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