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"If you’re after a bit of a thriller combined with romantic suspense, then Escape is definitely one to add to your (probably ever growing) TBR list . . . I didn’t want to put it down!" Emily Quinn, A Quintillion Words


[Escape] gradually drew me in. I wanted to know more, to see where the little strings led and ultimately see who was trying to escape. Perry Wolfecastle, Perrywolfecastle.com


Readers will eagerly follow John's character arc from a self-destructive, grieving widower to an individual fighting to clear his name and take down a criminal organization. The BookLife Prize


Can you escape your destiny?


John is a trauma doctor recovering at a glamorous Mediterranean resort after losing his wife in a terrible accident. Lost and alone, he wanders the streets, trying to escape his pain and drifting into alcoholism. 


He ends up in a strip joint, where he meets Jasna, a brilliant and witty hostess. Against their better judgement, they become infatuated and begin to fall in love.


When she is brutally killed, John is the only suspect. But then he is mysteriously let go by the police, and Charles, the hotel manager, reveals he lost his granddaughter, Erin, in similar circumstances.


Seeking to clear John’s name and obtain justice for Jasna and Erin, they are pitched into a ruthless world of drugs, prostitution, slavery and murder, where life is cheap and nothing is as it seems.


Will they gather the evidence in time to stop the killers, or be their next victims? Can they trust the police, or are they part of the corruption reaching into every part of life?


Perfect for fans of classic thrillers, Escape draws you in to a darkly glamorous world where John has to overcome his grief to avenge Jasna, Erin and the victims of modern slavery.


Escape is a novel by L. A. Davenport, author of The Nucleus of Reality, or the Recollections of Thomas P–, the short story collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, and the memoir My Life as a Dog.

It’s a quick read, it’s a sweet read, it’s exactly the kind of thing to buoy your spirits after a long week (or 2020). I do recommend this for you or the dog lover in your life. The Irresponsible Reader


There is only one word that could describe this book and that is adorable…I really adored this wee book and I adored Kevin and it’s clear his owner also does! Such a sweet book. Books by Bindu


A read to give you that warm feeling inside, especially if read with a canine friend next to you. Nicki's book blog


It made me think of the dogs I had growing up and how much a miss having a dog around. This is a lovely story and a quick read. Sylv.net


Perhaps with him I am a dog


What was Kevin? He was earnest yet playful, boisterous yet lazy, a little rough sometimes, extremely direct and always sure of what he wanted. He was also sensitive, kind, supportive and caring, not to mention highly communicative and supremely understanding towards children.


My Life as a Dog is the funny, heartwarming and moving story of a life shared between a black and tan dachshund and his owner.


Told over two days and a weekend drawn from their many years together, it explores how Kevin overcame his cruel upbringing to flower into a self-confident dog that left everyone he met spellbound. And as they grew together, his owner learned to live in the present and navigate the difficult times they faced together.


But with Kevin rejected by the canine world and their connection ever-more profound and symbiotic, the question was: What does he think I am?


L. A. Davenport is author of the thriller Escape, and the short story collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories.

“With intriguing and clever writing,” L.A. Davenport encourages the reader to “think about who [Thomas] is and…who we are in society”. The BookLife Prize


"The Nucleus of Reality is strange, existential, and curious. It might give you a lot to ponder about if you dig deep enough… [It] reminded me a tad of The Stranger by Albert Camus… [It's] a stream of consciousness first-person novel with the most unreliable narrator you’ve ever met." Rummy's Recs


"A beautifully described story of a man trying to remember why he ended up losing everything but himself." Emily Quinn, A Quintillion Words


"A clever interpretation of a man’s grief and depression." Melanie’s Reads


"It’s not easy reading but it’s worth it. It’s one of the more realistic depictions of mental health that I have read recently." Books by Bindu


The truth is all around you


Thomas P– is exhausted. He's been travelling for work so much he barely knows where he is. And then, while waiting for a table at a restaurant, he sees someone from his past. Exactly as she was twenty years ago, when they first knew each other. Deeply shaken, he tries to carry on as if nothing happened.


But when it happens again, in a different restaurant, in a different city, Thomas's world begins to unravel. Haunted by a magnificent black parrot and a past he wants to forget, he becomes paranoid, unsure whether he can trust himself and the world around him.


After he sees another friend he thought he had forgotten, he realises he is lost and alone, and afraid of his own mind. Then an enigmatic woman tells him he is not seeing things but rather his memory has been mined to create life-like androids that are replacing the human race one by one.


And then he is arrested.


Will Thomas resist the mysterious woman and get his life back? Or will he join her cult and take up arms in the fight to save us all?


The Nucleus of Reality, or the Recollections of Thomas P—, is the story of a man trying to remember why he ended up losing everything but himself.


By L. A. Davenport, author of the novel Escape, the collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, and the memoir My Life as a Dog.

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