The Escape Artist – Brad Meltzer


  The Escape Artist – Brad Meltzer, read by Scott Brick and January LaVoy, Hachette audio, (9781478949350), 2018

Format: cd audiobook, 11 discs

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Mystery

What did you like about the book? When Jim “Zig” Zigarowski, a mortician at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware begins to prepare a soldier’s body for burial, he gets a shock.  The tag says the body is Nola Brown but Zig knows Nola Brown and this is not she!  Many years ago Nola saved Zig’s then 12 year-old daughter’s life so he has always felt a special bond with her (his daughter is now dead) though he has not seen her in 14 years.  Thus begins the mystery that Zig is determined to unravel.  The deception goes very deep, divulging along the way, Nola’s horrendous childhood. Noted narrator Scott Brick represents the voice of Zig while January LaVoy captures Nola.  This is a thriller where the reader (listener) keeps wondering just what will happen next.

Anything you did not like about this book?  Not a thing.

 To whom would you recommend this book? You might recommend this one to those who liked Spencer Quinn’s The Right Side.

 Who should buy this book? Public and high school (11-12thgrades) libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Audiobooks, Mystery

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  If you like a thrilling mystery with a military bent, then yes.

 Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 4/14/2018

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