The Escape

  • by C. L. Taylor
  • Narrated by Katie Scarfe
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift, she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn't. The stranger knows Jo's name; she knows her husband, Max, and she's got a glove belonging to Jo's two-year-old daughter, Elise. What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo's own husband turn against her. No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there's only one way to keep her child safe - run.


What the Critics Say

"A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller." (Clare Mackintosh)
"Absorbing and disturbing." (Alex Marwood)
"Loved it." (Fiona Barton)
"Claustrophobic, tense and thrilling." (Elizabeth Haynes)
"Brilliant...manages to capture family life perfectly." (Chick Lit Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Listened almost non stop as it had me gripped. Loved it from start to finish.
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- S. Strudwick

While nothing new, it is well executed

The structure of this jam-packed, fast paced novel is well-laid out, moving from the protoganist's voice to a mysterious person continuously. While the enigmatic chapters were less than mysterious, as I figured out who it was near the beginning, it is clear and not too overdone. It is sad as there are many mothers treated this way especially through the systems, not believed and thought of as unfit. Hence it seems realistic with a sense of tension throughout
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- Suswati

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-03-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited