The Chase

Macmillan Audio. Mar. 2022. 12:39 hrs. ISBN 9781250837035. $26.99. THRILLER
When a hostage situation results in the entire population of a federal prison being released, an urgent manhunt ensues. U.S. Marshal Trinity Parker leads the effort to round up the many murderers and terrorists that have disappeared into the Nevada desert, while death-row supervisor Celine Osbourne is singularly focused on finding escapee John Kradle, a “family annihilator.” Kradle, however, isn’t fleeing from justice; he’s desperately searching for any shred of evidence that might prove his innocence. Narrators Lisa Negron and David de Vries employ incongruent styles: Negron’s reserved, almost robotic, and de Vries’s more varied and vivid. With a dozen disparate points of view, listeners may initially be confounded by the onslaught of fast-paced action. After the initial tumult, however, the alternating perspectives settle into a less frenzied pattern, though many of the plot lines remain disjointed.
VERDICT Fox (Gathering Dark) mingles suspense with wit in a manner that is engrossing and entertaining. This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a compelling, character-driven thriller teeming with doubt and danger; recommended for fans of Karin Slaughter, Sarah Bailey, and Allison Brennan.
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