I love reading books filled with mystery, suspense, and intrigue and that’s why I was excited to read The Escape by Lisa Harris, an author whose work is new to me. This is the first book in the US Marshalls series.
Could it really be five years since Madison James’ husband Luke had been murdered? Her life had been changed forever, but she had thrown herself into her career as a US Marshall. Though it was an important anniversary, she had a job to do, transporting two prisoners from Seattle to Denver. She would be joined by US Marshall Jonas Quinn, with whom she had trained a few years ago. Jonas had just moved back to Seattle, though he was planning for a couple days off, duty called. Any hope for a smooth prisoner transport was quickly abandoned as their private plane crash-landed in the forests over Idaho. Just because their plane crashed didn’t mean their job was over.
I really enjoyed reading The Escape. From the get-go, I found this book very engaging. The characters were likable, and the storyline was interesting. I liked the rapport between Madison and Jonas and that they had mutual respect for one another. There was a little bit of romantic attraction and it was expressed appropriately for a Christian book. I liked how the characters were revealed over time as they got to know one another. I’ve never read anything about the US Marshalls and learned a little bit about this law enforcement agency. The author was good at describing the scenic settings.
I very much liked this book, yet there were times that the story seemed to drag. The number of times the escaped prisoner got away and posed a threat to the general public seemed a bit much. I wondered in real life that if a US Marshall had been foiled by the bad guy too many times, would they be fired?
Something else that didn’t seem realistic was the plane crash where both Madison and Jonas sustained injuries. But those injuries didn’t seem to stop them in their quest to get the prisoner. The story wasn’t wrapped up entirely at the end, but it appears that there will be a book two where their story will carry on.
I love finding a new author whose work I like and look forward to reading more books by Lisa Harris. What I liked best about her writing is how she develops relationships.
If you like suspense, mystery, intrigue, romance, or books on law enforcement, I recommend The Escape by Lisa Harris.
I would like to thank Revell Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read The Escape by Lisa Harris. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.