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Susanna Miller loses custody of her 11-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows, including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people...if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt, and worst of all, losing her son.
Equal parts family drama, love story, and thriller, The Escape Artist is the poignant story of a mother's unbreakable bond with her child and the resiliency of a love that transcends distance and time.
©1998 Diane Chamberlain (P)2013 Tantor
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3 out of 5 stars
By leigh mann on 05-19-16

Just mediocre...

I would say this story was just mediocre. I've been working my way through Diane Chamberlain's books, and this is the first one to disappoint. First, the performance for this book was dreadful. It seemed like she was speaking so fast, and her different voices were like nails on a chalkboard. Second, I'm guessing this was written before Ms. Chamberlain had children, because she has zero clue in this story what it's like to have a one year old. The child always slept, was always happy, and never seemed to prevent her from working on her word processing. Kids at fussy, whiney, they don't always sleep, and they don't always cooperate. This was s very unrealistic portrayal of what it's like to be a single parent of a young child. I'll move on to her next book though.

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3 out of 5 stars
By PlantCrone on 04-10-15

The "Taken Child" from a different perspective

When I read the papers about children being taken by the non-custodial parent I usually find myself on the custodial parents side.

This story gives the opposite side-that of the parent who has had her child taken from her by the courts.

The dad in this story is painted very typically bad has to wonder why any woman would be attracted to this lying guy.!

OTOH the mom is nothing but a wonderful woman and of course everyone says what a great mom she is.

Not one of Chamberlains best, I felt this novel could have been written much more interestingly than she was.

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