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Escaping Life

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It’s beautiful here. It’s a beautiful place to die.

Since the accident claimed her sister’s life, Haven has been a sanctuary for Elizabeth Green.She has finally found some of the tranquility that she thought had been lost long ago to the past.Homicide cop Jack Fraser is running away from his miserable life too.But when the discovery of a body on a local beach leads him dire
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Paperback, 299 pages
Published December 10th 2012 by Michelle Muckley Publishing
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The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
Okay, wow. I know I owe so many reviews, but I wanted to get this one out before the effect dissipated. Great ENDING! But…I’m skipping a bit… okay, deep breaths, Hugh (me)… try again.

Escaping Life Yes, I “get” the dedication and it’s sadly sweet and understanding of what it means to be human.

I’m giving this 4.5 stars. The category you perceive this to be in, makes a difference. If you think this is a action packed book patterned after a TV detective story, which are fun, you will probably not
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Kyrana Jones
Jan 06, 2013 Kyrana Jones rated it liked it
Escaping Life written by Michelle Muckley begins slowly as the author takes time to set the scene and the circumstances of this mystery in detail. This technique actually adds to the mood of the story as the writer gently unfolds a painful tale of loss and betrayal and the ripples these events generate in the lives of the characters.

Muckley’s characters are believable and the murderer is hard to identify for most of the story. The suspense builds as the truth bursts out into the open with a dra
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Jun 02, 2013 Ameise1 rated it really liked it
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Written in a sentimental way, it's a story which involves a family tragedy, sisterly love, regaining one's own strength, friendship and belief. From the start I never have gotten the feeling to take a special character's side. To all of them I had the same feeling and I was dipping into their fate likewise. The outcome of the story wasn't a surprise more the bottom line from the previous knowledge.
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Jan 10, 2014 Kitty Muse Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
In the sleepy little village of Haven, there isn’t a lot to do on a Sunday morning. Loll in the back garden, sip tea, and read the paper. To Elizabeth Green, the announcements section is always the best part of the daily news.

Births, graduations, wedding announcements…

…letters from your sister, who died four years ago???

If that isn’t something to get the adrenaline going on a summer morning!

Somehow, though, Elizabeth isn’t overly surprised. After all, no one had ever found Rebecca’s body in that
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Katherine
Oct 06, 2013 Katherine rated it it was ok
Have you ever had a reading experience where you felt as though you spoke a different language than the author?

That was the case for me here. The storyline was compelling but several reoccurring problems kept me from truly enjoying it: odd descriptive choices including runaway similes, awkward phrasing, and the informal British colloquial usage of certain terms. (For instance sat instead of sitting even though it was meant to be present tense.) I kept having to reread sentences, and sometimes e
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Elouise Ryder
Sep 07, 2013 Elouise Ryder rated it liked it
The first few chapters of Escaping Life caught my interest, and Ms. Muckley’s writing is emotionally evocative. For the most part, it is grammatically well done, which makes it pleasant reading.

This book’s major flaw is its predictability. I had it figured out early on. I kept reading because I hoped it would surprise me. And the writing was nice. A flaw in the story itself is that I doubt very much that any insurance company would pay without a body, regardless of the skill of the lawyer. Anot
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Babus Ahmed
Nov 05, 2013 Babus Ahmed rated it liked it
Idyllic setting but unfortunately very predictable you see it coming pages in advance in this book. Characters are likeable but lacks the fizz you expect from a mystery.
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I was born in the town of Warwick in 1981. It is a small historical town in the heart of England, and Ι was the fifth child born into a family of boys. I developed a huge interest in the written world from a young age, and with more than a little help from Roald Dahl found quite the taste for anything gross and gory. Book club at primary school only proved to increase my love of escaping into the ...more
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