Escape Artist Hardcover – Mar 1997
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The one man who understands Susanna Miller says she is always running away from her troubles. True to form, she flees with her young son after losing custody to her lawyer ex-husband. It's easy to sympathize with the naive protagonist of Chamberlain's (Brass Ring, LJ 10/1/94) eighth novel. After relocating and re-creating her life as Kim Stratton, Susanna stumbles onto a serial bomber's plan for revenge. She must stop the murders without jeopardizing her new life while finding a way to face her problems head-on. Chamberlain tells a moving tale of parental love and desperation while throwing in plot twists and intrigue. Enjoyable, if a bit unbelievable, this is recommended for general collections.?Shannon Williams Haddock, BellSouth Corporate Lib., Birmingham, Ala.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
When Susanna Miller loses custody of 11-month-old Tyler to her ex-husband, Jim, and his new wife, Peggy, she runs away with her son, even leaving behind her lover, Linc Sebastian. Building a new life as Kimberly Stratton with son Cody in Annapolis, Maryland, is complicated by her concern about being found and by the odd file on the used computer she buys. When it's clear that the file is linked to a series of deadly local bombings, Kim--reluctant to talk to police--seeks advice from both Linc and Adam Soria, a grieving Annapolis artist who becomes more than a friend. Chamberlain skillfully weaves flashbacks with shifts in locale, vividly describing the pain of Susanna's childhood and alternating Peggy's relentless quest for her stepson with Kim's determination to keep her son. Although some turns of plot strain credulity, they do little to lessen the pleasure of this page-turner with its last-minute surprises and eminently satisfying ending. Michele LeberSee all Product Description
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This is a story of a Susanna, a single mother's fight for her only child as she looses custody to her ex-husband and his new, child hungry, unable-to-bear-children wife. Unfortunately, the theme is all too relevant today in our society, with courts awarding custody not to the parent who can provide the most loving, stable, and balanced home, but instead to the parent to has the most money and can "buy" the child. I could relate to Susanna totally and could not condone her actions, nor can any other mother reading this book! The reader is able to feel her terror and fear as she formulates her plan and carries it out. Yet it is in the day-to-day activities, in which we feel Susanna's fear and her loss of Linc. Susanna sacrifices her own happiness and her chance for love for her only child.
This book was similar to the other Chamberlain books I have read, in that there were a lot of little subplots going on, each a mystery in themselves!! I thought that the characters showed depth, emotion, and portrayed a very real believable element in the plot. Chamberlain writes of very strong female characters, who seem to push out of their paradigms and prove to themselves that they are capable, despite what family and society seems to say about them.
This book will keep you guessing to the very end and the ending once again, will take the reader completely back! I love the way Chamberlain completely fools the reader at the end, when the reader thinks they have it all figured out!! It is not what it appears to be!
Another good story from Chamberlain!
Yet strange things are happening. Two bombings have occurred in Annapolis and Kim's new computer had a file on it with a list of the locations where the bombings occurred as well as more locations for apparent bombings-to-be. She returns from a trip only to find that her apartment has been broken into and her computer left on. Her brakes are tampered with. Obviously, someone knows Kim has the file.
Though this book contains many elements of romance, there is lots of suspense to flesh out the plot. It took me a while to get started, but then once I was into the book, the pages seemed to turn themselves. I am not sure if I will read more by Ms. Chamberlain or not because I was over halfway through the book before I was sure I would finish it. However, it was a good read.