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‘I didn’t want it to end’

The Escape

Is a change of identity all it takes to leave prison?

Colin Burrows is desperate. Recently sent to prison for burglary, he knows that his four year sentence means that he will miss the birth of his first child. With his wife’s due date fast approaching, he had hoped that the prison authorities would allow him to visit for the birth, but they have said no.

Sharing a cell with Colin is Barry Marsden. Unlike most of the inmates, Barry actually likes prison life. He has come from a very difficult family and been in and out of a series of foster homes. In prison, he has three meals a day and he has discovered a talent for drawing. So he is upset that he will have to leave on parole soon.

Sad to see his cellmate looking depressed, Barry hatches a plan to get Colin out of jail for the birth. It’s a plan so crazy that either it will fail and get both men in deeper trouble, or it might just work.

Available formats


Simon & Schuster UK | 128 pages | ISBN-9781471132285 | Feb 2014

Buy the paperback of The Escape 2014 (Quick Read)

Simon & Schuster UK | 128 pages | ISBN-9781471132292 | Feb 2014

Buy the ebook of The Escape (Quick Read 2014)

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