ARC AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: The Chase by Candice Fox

Publication Date: April 21, 2020
Format: Audio
Genre:  Crime Thriller
Narrators: David DeVries, Lisa Negron

Publisher: Macmillan Audio     
12 hours 38 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


“Are you listening, Warden?”
“What do you want?”
“I want you to let them out.”
“Which inmates are we talking about?”
“All of them.” 

When 650 of the world’s most violent human beings pour out of the Pronghorn Correctional Facility into the Nevada Desert, the biggest manhunt in US history begins. 

For John Kradle, this is his chance to prove his innocence, 26 years after the murder of his wife and child. He just needs to stay one step ahead of the law enforcement officers he knows will be chasing down the escapees. 

Death Row Supervisor turned fugitive-hunter Celine Osbourne is single-minded in her mission to catch Kradle. She has very personal reasons for hating him - and she knows exactly where he’s heading....


I received this book free from the publisher Macmillan audio through in exchange for an honest review. 

Celine Osbourne is at work when all hell breaks loose, guards open the gates and allow all the prisoners to go free, even those on death row where Celine works.  Now she is on a mission to get them back.  Her main priority is John Kradle the convicted family annihilator who Celine has targeted from day one.  Kradle may not be priority for the people in charge but he is for Celine.  However while working with an ex-con she discovers that she is starting to believe in Johns innocence.  Her past has been haunting her and clouding her vision but she is unsure if she can put her experiences aside and give him the benefit of the doubt. 

This is a fast paced thriller by one of my favorite authors.  I have loved pretty much everything I've read by Candice Fox and this is no exception.  Celine is not the most likable of characters holding grudges, fighting with her superiors but there is something about her that keeps people working with her.  Maybe its her determination, she is actually good at her job but Kradle is her weakness. John Kradle is very sympathetic which give the book some balance.  

The prison break itself is unique and the story keeps things moving.  However you don't just follow John Kradle's journey as he tries to find the person who really killed his family,  you also learn about many of the other escaped prisoners. Some more likable than others.  Some just downright scary.  When Celine starts working with the Federal Marshalls to help track down the people who arranged the escape and determine what their plan is she still is focused on John Kradle.  The head of the team investigating, Trinity doesn't have time for Celine and her side focus and is a no nonsense badass woman.  Together they just may be able to solve this and catch Kradle. 

The narrator is very enjoyable to listen to and keeps you engaged.  


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