Book Review of “Escape the Night”

“Escape the Night” was published in 2014 and was written by Richard North Patterson (http://www.richardnorthpattersonbooks.com/). My. Patterson has authored more than 20 novels.

I obtained a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I would categorize this novel as ‘R’ as there are Mature Situations and Violence. The novel is written in the third person and is set in the US starting just after the end of World War II. The primary character is Peter Carey who was born into a publishing family. His parents die in an auto accident when he is very young and he is raised by his uncle. After his grandfather dies, Peter finds himself battling for the publishing house that his grandfather helped found. Peter is afraid that his uncle will sell the business before he can take it over.

The story started off slow with a lot of deep background on the family – nearly the first 25% of the novel. After that the story did pick up into a relatively good Mystery/Thriller. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

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