What does an innocent escaped convict, a killer shih tzu, fuzzy jelly beans and cow manure have in common? An exhilarating, rollicking adventure that never quits and a heroine that has you cheering her on all the way.
Every once in while you randomly pick up a book and it turns out to be just plain fun. That’s what happened to me yesterday. I wanted to download some e-books and NetGalley offers ARCs (advance reading copies) of books to reviewers. The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti popped out at me because of the tag line, “Life and love on the lam.”
I try not to read synopsis because I don’t want to know too much about the book, so I just dove in.
Mazie Maguire is serving life in prison for the murder of her two-timing husband. The rub is, she’s innocent. When a tornado blows through, Mazie has an opportunity to escape and try to find out who really killed her husband.
Sounds like it should be a thriller, but with Mazie’s luck it turns into a three ring circus.
I can’t say enough good things about this fun, delightful book. It’s a quick read that will have you calling your friends to have them read it so you can all talk about it. There’s a scene in a barn with a slimy farmer that had me laughing out loud. It’s only in e-book form at this time and will be released December 10th. I’m buying them for my sisters and nieces.
Juliet Rosetti is a debut author and from Wisconsin, so I may be a bit biased. But it just tickles me when I read a book about the neighborhoods I know and the author gets it right. The husband’s family is in plumbing, but anyone from around here will definitely see the similarities to Kohler. There’s references to the Brewers, Bay View, National Ave. (my old neighborhood), the Oriental Theater, cheese and Lawrencia (Bambi) Bembenek.
Did you ever read a book because it was set in your town/state? Did it make you like it more? Was it fun to clearly see the scene because you know what they look like?
Note: I did contact Juliet Rosetti and yell (nicely) at her because she doesn’t have a website and I couldn’t find her on Facebook or Twitter. She says the website should be up soon. Authors…get those websites up well before your book comes out so I have somewhere to send the readers.
Bottom Line: Come check out my neck of the woods through the eyes of an escaped convict.