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March 12, 2017

The Escape Artist Paperback

When Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler,she goes on the run instead of turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife. 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, lonely, 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.


I bought my own copy of this paperback.
I found it Superb. The best book by Diane Chamberlain the I have ever read. I couldn’t put it down. 
Susanna found out that she was pregnant and went home to tell her husband, and found her husband in their bed with another woman. Once Susanna’s baby was born Jim her ex husband and Peggy fight for custody of baby Tyler. Susanna gets access to Tyler who fails to take him home back to Jim. Susanna goes on the run with Tyler. I loved reading about the adventure that Susanna goes on with baby Tyler. I loved reading about the adventure that Susanna goes on with baby Tyler. 
The story behind The Escape Artist. When Diane was in a restaurant she overheard a conversation between two women. A mutual friend of theirs was about to lose custody of her young son to her husband and his new wife. One of the women said ‘ If I were in her shoes, I’d take my son and run. This is how Diane Chamberlain had the initial idea for The Escape Artist. 
Around the same time Diane bought a laptop and discovered the owner had left some files on the hard drive.
With the two separate ideas the storyline for The Escape Artist was ready for Diane, all she had to do was create the perfect characters to go with it.



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