When I say I was "in the mood" for a Delinsky book, it's because she deals with meaningful issues and explores them from many angles. She has a marvelous style, not to mention the skill to make it all come together. Can I just say how nice it was, calming actually, to read a book by a veteran author who really gets it?
In Escape, Delinsky explores a lot of questions, most notably are we really living the lives we want to live, and if not, why? She takes her character, Emily, back to the last time she can remember being truly happy, and lets her find her way again, only this time with the benefit of hindsight.
Not a light read, but meaningful, thought-provoking, and worth the investment of time.