The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti
There are so many books, that after a while I find so many of them just don’t manage to hold my complete attention…but not so with The Escape Diaries, a debut novel and whist a debut! I picked it up this morning and didn’t put it down until I was done. This was an amazing book. It was funny, mysterious, filled with action and it even managed to have a bit of romance!
Mazie Maguire has been convicted of murdering her husband; and it must be true because after all it was filmed on the nanny cam right? Now she has spent 4 years of a life sentence behind bars and has missed so much of life. Until one day, a tornado touches down and Mazie takes a chance. She manages to escape and I must say she has an action packed escape. It was actually true to life, the reader did not have to take him or herself out of reality too far to believe what was happening, Mazie had to go through a lot to continue with her escape. Nothing was ever easy or convenient for her and I as a reader appreciated that.
One of the best parts of this book is how the town itself starts backing Mazie and her escape…It become hysterically funny. Add to this her demented Mother-in-Law who had been baking poisoned cookies and sending them to Mazie in jail and then manages to nearly electrocute Mazie while she is on the lam.
This is a tightly written novel, with very well fleshed out characters. Even the secondary and tertiary characters have been comp;lately written to a believable degree. There is no extraneous annoying inner-dialoguing to get in the way of the action. The action is nearly non-stop, but Ms Rosetti is such a good author that she knows when to give the reader and her characters some time off.
I would love to see this become some sort of trilogy or series…but since at this point in time Ms Rosetti has no Web-Site, we have no clue as to what is up on deck for us next.