Friday, July 8

Book Review: Inseparable by David Kruh (and Giveaway!)

Author: David Kruh
Title: Inseparable
Genre: Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure
Format: ebook
Pages: 325
Published: June 21st 2022
Where I Got It: My shelf (given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

INSEPARABLE is based on the June, 1962 escape by three inmates from Alcatraz in a homemade raft. In David Kruh's debut novel two of the escapees land on a beach near Sausalito. They are found by an independent-minded thirteen year-old boy who decides to help them to freedom. In this fast-paced adventure, they must evade the authorities, the media - and the boy’s mother

Once I saw this book and read the summary, I knew I had to read it. I've always been intrigued by Alcatraz and the stories surrounding this prison. 

The story is based on the 1962 escape of three inmates from Alcatraz in a homemade raft. Two of the escapees landed on a beach near Sausalito. There they are helped by a 13-year-old boy. Not only do they have to evade the authorities and the media, but they also have to evade the boy's mother. 

Honestly, I had a hard time putting this down! I had to know what was going to happen next for the inmates and their young accomplice! I liked Tommy and I thought he was a nice addition to the story. 

I know a little bit about Clarence Anglin, John Anglin, and Frank Morris. Not much though, but I remember the names and some of the story. I barely remember the movie starring Clint Eastwood (it has been a million years since I watched that movie). I was super tempted to do a quick Google search, but I was a good kid and didn't. Yes, yes, be proud of me. I'm glad I didn't because I was able to just enjoy this rendition without outside influences.

But yes, I really enjoyed this version of events. I also thought the formatting was different but fit perfectly for the story. There weren't necessarily "chapters", but the story was broken down by day and times. It was fun and gave the story a sense of urgency! 

The ending was good and it made me want more! 

Overall, this was fast-paced and intriguing. It was a heck of a ride, but I loved every moment. I had no idea what was going to happen next and I couldn't put it down. Some nice twists and turns that will make you stay up way too late wanting to read just a few more pages. I highly recommend this for historical fiction lovers! I had zero issues! Rating? I'll give it 5 stars of course. 


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Giveaway Inseparable by David Kruh:

This giveaway is for 1 print copy and 2 eBook copies open to the U.S. only. This giveaway ends on July 27, 2022, midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

Inseparable by David Kruh

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Teddy Rose said...

I am so glad you enjoyed 'Inseparable'! I am fascinated by Alcatraz and the break out as well. Even though I wasn't born until the next year. I did the tour when I was in San Francisco and would love to do it again.

vvb32 reads said...

Glad to hear this was good. I saw that Clint movie way back and it was well done too.

Carole Rae said...

Teddy, yes! Loved it. Thank you for including me. I would love to do the tour. My mom's done it.

vvb32, yes! It went swimmingly. If you liked the movie, I think you'd like the book.

Blodeuedd said...

I can't say I know anything about the escape

Carole Rae said...

It was impossible indeed.