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. Simon traces her; she’s ill and hardly recognisable. Her father cannot stop himself from attacking the man he holds responsible for her situation... This begins a succession of disturbing events as he and his wife search for her in the city’s most criminally vicious areas.