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Run Away by Harlan Coben

Run Away

Harlan Coben

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2 reviews

Imprint: Century
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication date: 21 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781780894256

Down here, no-one is safe - and now both of you might never make it out alive...______________________"The modern master of the hook and twist" DAN BROWN"A true master of the twisty thriller" HEAT"Run Away is Harlan Coben at the height of his narrative mastery...

4 stars out of 5
Marcel Berlins
30 Mar 2019

"Few of Harlan Coben’s 30 or so thrillers are anything less than gripping"

Few of Harlan Coben’s 30 or so thrillers are anything less than gripping, but every now and again he writes one that exceeds his own high standards. Run Away is one such. The warm family life of New Yorkers Simon and Ingrid Greene is destroyed when their once-happy daughter Paige disappears into a world of drug addiction, fuelled by her boyfriend. 

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4 stars out of 5
21 Mar 2019

"he plot is stuffed with spicy, sharply observed characters and snappy exchanges"

The ubiquitous “missing daughter” trope is given another outing in Run Away but as its author is Harlan Coben the way the device is handled is anything but formulaic. Things open conventionally enough with Simon and Ingrid asking for help in tracing runaway Paige in the scuzzy New York area where she lived with a heroin addict... but then story lines centred on a bizarre pair of assassins and a ballsy female PI add complications. Characteristically, the plot is stuffed with spicy, sharply observed characters and snappy exchanges. But uncharacteristically, the twist “reveals” something many readers will have considered a possibility from early on.