Book Review: The Escape Artist: Brad Meltzer

Dear reader I just finished reading “The Escape Artist” by Brad Meltzer. I picked up this book in the Nook store on my tablet because it seemed interesting, I enjoy the author’s show on the History channel and because it was on(one day) sale for $1.99. My personal review of the book is as follows:

I do want to warn people from the start that this book has a lot of detailed descriptions of physical/verbal child/teenage abuse so if you have any triggers for storylines that have that subject matter I personally recommend being careful/skipping this book if nesscery.

I personally found a few of the plot points at the start of the book to be very very convenient which annoyed me personally(the whole storyline is made possible only because of one of the conveniences that happens at the very start of the book) however I understand why from a storyline prospective they were necessary.

I feel like the Houdini aspects of the plot were really there as a way to grab some attention/hype for the book without fully(in my personal opinion) being worked into the storyline as a whole aside from adding some spy intrigue moments and a way of tying up everything in the end.

I do wish that “Zig” and “Nola” could get a sequel to showing more of where they go from here. I do find them to be very compelling and unique characters. Overall I personally rate this book a 5 of 10 mostly because of how much I liked them. Happy reading dear reader 😊.  Please like and share this review if you liked it doing so helps me to get approved by publishers and authors for future books and helps others to find my reviews 💜.

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