Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Escape, by Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
Read, reviewed, and released in May, 2013
It is not a mystery/thriller, although it has some thrilling, exciting moments particularly related to Carolyn's escape from a fundamental polygamous cult and her family of one husband and six sister-wives. It is not a spoiler to reveal that she does successfully escape with her eight children, one an infant and one handicapped. The question is, can she remain free from her intimidating former husband and the cult leader?
The writing style was often annoying to me. I get that her husband was cruel and that her sister-wives were jealous; I don't need to be reminded over and over again. In contrast, some details differed from one telling to the next. I felt that she should have reread the manuscript and cleared up the discrepancies.