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I am a copy editor and proofreader and an avid reader. Some would call me a bookworm. My favourite genres are: Romance, Romantic Erotica, Mystery, Thrillers, YA, Paranormal, Supernatural, Science Fiction, General Fiction and Children's Books. I also have a Facebook page where I put all my reviews: Book Reviews by Lynn. You are welcome to join me there too. You are welcome to follow, comment and enquire.

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Book Review of Escape: Past Sins by David J. Antocci

Escape, Past Sins - David Antocci

Abby and Eric’s story continues in this follow up to ESCAPE, A New Life. 

Abby has put her past in the rearview mirror and carved out a life with Eric on an isolated island; their own personal slice of paradise. But after having her new life shaken to the core, Abby comes out of hiding to get her memory back and reunite with the part of herself she left behind – though nothing can prepare her for her forgotten sins and the dangerous men awaiting her return.

Coming out of their self-imposed exile, Abby and Eric embark on a journey to the other side of the world. They have a plan to reclaim a piece of her past and forever bury the secret location of their new life, creating a peaceful future for themselves. 

Stalked on their journey by guardian angels and instruments of the devil alike, their plan comes to fruition, but at the ultimate cost. While she can run, Abby cannot escape her frightful past.

Review 5*****

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a continuation to Escape: A New Life. I loved it.

Abby is a fantastic character. She is a survivor of a grueling competition that saw her fighting for her life. I really liked her and was very happy that she survived, but her life is about to be turned upside down once again.

Eric is also a fantastic character. He has a strength of will and determination that I really liked. He has a sense of honour and duty, and even though danger threatens, he really loves Abby and will protect her with his life.

This is a fantastic continuation of Abby and Eric's story, and begins right where the first book finished. The action starts right from the start and has a lot of twists and turns that kept me hooked and turning the pages! I liked meeting Ben. He is a wonderful young boy and friend to both Abby and Eric. The story is told not only from Abby and Eric's point of view, but there are other characters that have their say. This gave the book a movie feel, as it gave the reader the chance to see what was happening outside of Abby and Eric's sight. A sinister appearance, or should I say reappearance, of Abby's husband brings danger back into their lives. A deadly cat and mouse game ensues, and the danger escalates to a gripping climax. This story had me on a roller coaster of emotion: happiness, anxiety, anger, sadness and a few other mixed emotions. However, near the end is a HUGE twist that I did not see coming and I was in complete shock and horror because of it. I am now looking forward to finding out what happens next!

David Antocci has written an exciting follow up to his debut novel. This author is definitely one to watch! I love his writing style which is fast paced and extremely fluid. I have added him to my favourite authors list!

I highly recommend this book if you love thrillers, suspense and/or dystopian fiction or are fans of The Hunger Games Trilogy. - Lynn Worton