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The Escape Artist

Title:  The Escape Artist

Author:  Brad Meltzer

Pages:  434

Year:  2018

Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing

My rating is 5+ out of 5 stars.

When a friend told me about the latest novel that was coming soon written by Brad Meltzer, I quickly read a synopsis found online.  Ok, I was totally hooked!  I just couldn’t wait to read the novel that also has factual data inside the story, making the novel mesmerizing to say the least.  So, when I began reading, I couldn’t see where the connection was to the magic of Harry Houdini.  I plunged ahead and the further into the maze of mystery I explored, I occasionally wondered where the author was taking me.  Yet, by the middle of the book or perhaps sooner, I simply couldn’t put the book down until I was so tired I couldn’t see the words clearly.  The next day, when time allowed, again I opened the book to continue the exciting and thrilling story that was being slowly woven together right before my eyes.  As I went along, I forgot about trying to figure out where I was being led and simply became engrossed in the action taking place.

As I read the last chapter and page, I knew that the wait was worth it!  The author delivered one of his absolute best thrillers in a long time!  While magicians may use slight of hand, Brad uses his pen in the same way throughout each page and through each character.  Sometimes I was taken aback that what I thought was happening wasn’t and/or a totally unanticipated turn in the plot took place.

When you get a copy, be prepared to spend time in pure enjoyment, entertainment, and sharing of knowledge by the tale.  Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting your friends or family reading their own copy of the book as soon as possible, because you won’t want to share yours! 😊
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