What a powerful suspense story
VERMONT ESCAPE is!
It shows the huge price involved when politics,
dirty-in-the-shadows-deals, and the longing to bring legalized gambling into a new state can unleash.
Jill Barlow, our intrepid almost fifty year old heroine..and
Marsha R. West for giving us a heroine who has lived a bit...has lost much. Two years ago her husband was killed, and more recently her politician father, opposer of the legalized gambling, has also died, but the letter and flash drive he leaves behind for her, makes her flip into
"MOM" mode. Certain her life and the lives of her children are now in jeopardy, Jill runs to Vermont...a place she visited once and fell in love with, telling only those she completely trusts.
VERMONT ESCAPE is a
fast paced story...in some places predictable...From the moment Jarrod Phillips-Jill's male counter-part, brother, a habitual gambler, is introduced, we know he's going to be the weak link the evil powers will use against Jill.
Predictable? Where Jarrond's brother is concerned? Yes, but Ms. West has strewn enough
twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. She's created a believable tale of how corrupt powers, with zillions of dollars in profits swirling inside their unscrupulous heads, operate.
VERMONT ESCAPE...easily earned the
FOUR AND A HALF STARS I, Ladybug Lin, am awarding it.
Tell me please, Ms. West, what corrupt world will you take on next? Inquiring minds want to know?