Release Blast! The Escape by Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons @GHBTours

The Escape
Gumshoes & Grifters Series #0.5
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Cover Design: Designed by Starla

Run for your life…

Sixteen-year-old Claire McBride just witnessed a brutal murder at the hands of someone she knew, someone she thought she could trust. Now she’s alone, afraid and desperate to put as many miles as possible between herself and the killer. Seeing no other options, she flees her hometown of Galena, leaving behind everything and everyone she’s ever held dear.

Run for your life…

Carter Emerson’s whole world has come crashing down around him. He woke to the news his best friend, Claire has gone missing without a trace, and there’s nothing he can do about it. Finding out her car was abandoned in the busy city of Chicago, he and his brother can’t help but fear the worst… With no solid suspects or leads, it looks like Carter’s worst nightmare could come true, and Claire’s disappearance may turn into a cold case.

Run for your life…

With the killer at her heels, Claire has no choice but to leave Carter in the dark. She can’t risk his safety just because she misses the sound of his voice… But will the run of Claire’s life be worth it in the end? Or will her past catch up with her no matter how hard she tries to escape it?

About the authors-

Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very young age. She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking up ways to torment her characters. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Melissa Simmons.

Melissa Simmons is an avid reader who married her soul mate and is the proud mother of a spoiled cat. She spends her days helping promote independent authors and doing what the voices in her head tell her to. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Allana Kephart. 

 Wow. I am stunned by this incredible book. The Escape is a new story from these ladies and it wrangled me in and kept me hooked.

Claire and Carter have been best friends for a lot of years. They have share almost everything. Claire hasn’t told him that she has been seeing someone–an older someone. When he bails on a date, Claire uses the skills that Adam, Carter’s older cop brother, taught them when they were younger.

Sometimes what we see takes us off of one path and dropkicks us down another one.

Claire has no choice but to run. I love the way this story is played out. Carter and Claire have a relationship that will withstand the obstacles that are being thrown at them. I’m excited to see where the ladies go with this series.


Allana Kephart 

Melissa Simmons  

Allana Kephart 

Melissa Simmons 


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