CAUGHT, by Lisa Moore, House of Anansi


I have a different cover. (Movie Tie-In)

Caught begins with a prison break. Twenty-five-year-old David Slaney, locked up on charges of marijuana possession, has escaped his cell and sprinted to the highway. There, he is picked up by a friend of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar where he survives his first night on the run. But evading the cops isn’t his only objective; Slaney intends to track down his old partner, Hearn, and get back into the drug business. Along the way, Slaney’s fugitive journey across Canada rushes vibrantly to life as he visits an old flame and adopts numerous guises to outpace authorities: hitchhiker, houseguest, student, lover. When finally he reunites with Hearn just steps ahead of a detective hell-bent on making a high-profile arrest, their scheme sends Slaney to Mexico, Colombia, and back again on an epic quest fueled by luck, charm, and unbending conviction.

Moore’s most plot-driven novel to date, Caught is a thrillingly charged escapade that thrums with energy and suspense and deftly captures a moment in the late 1970s before the almost folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling turned violent. Ripe with bravado, love, ambition, and folly, Caught is about trust and deceit, about the risks we take for the lives we want and the mistakes we can’t outrun.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I received the television series’ cover in paperback format, which is very different from the one shown above.

Lisa Moore has a very definitive style of writing.  She is meticulous to details and maintains tension throughout her book despite what the reader has leaned.  Fast-paced, great characters and plenty of action, “Caught” is sure to please with a page-turning compulsive readability. With “Caught,” Moore is writing a crime fiction with lucid precision and a quality, that readers will have a difficult time trying to put this book down.  “Caught” promises to lift Lisa Moore to a new writing level noted for  intricate crime mysteries offering one hell of a thrilling ride.

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