Title: Escaping the Past (Downfall #2)

Author: Edie Baylis

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Past-gripping-romantic-suspense-ebook/dp/B079RLFB8F


After being released from prison, Jane Ellerton is forced to assume a new identity and relocate in an attempt to leave the painful memories of both what she has done, as well as lost, in the past.

When problems arise at her place of work, she gladly accepts an unexpected job offer, but instead of this improving the situation, she finds herself embroiled in a bitter feud between two rival firms. It is then that she realises she isn’t the only one who is not what they proclaim to be.

No matter how hard Jane tries, the net is closing in and the life she’d been trying so desperately to forget is fast threatening to catch up with her. Not everything can be left in the past and some things just can’t be changed.

This is a Downfall Series book, but can be read as a standalone. It also contains written depictions of violence, sex and strong language, therefore 18+ only.

My Review

4/5 Stars

Lots of moving parts in this book.

It seems as if everyone has a secret and their secrets consume them.

The relationship between Seth and Jane was interesting—he believing she is dead and Jane believing she has killed them.

They have a bond though that’s been forged by fire, and they love each other in a way that’s stronger than most other characters.

The plot is dark, but that’s what makes this book so compelling.

A great psychological read.