Book Review: Run Away by Harlan Coben

March 19, 2019 Book review 4 ★★★★

Another chilling and thrilling book from the master of the twists Mr Coben. Often after I read a book by this author, I’m rattled by the end of it. I didn’t get that here. But what I did get was a gripping book that I couldn’t put down, as I was so invested in the characters and the plot.

Thanks to Random House UK for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: Run Away by Harlan CobenRun Away Published by Random House UK on 21 Mar 2019
Genres: Psychological, Suspense, Thriller
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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You've lost your daughter.

She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found.

Then, quite by chance, you see her busking in New York's Central Park.

But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is wasted, frightened and clearly in trouble.

You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home.

She runs.

And you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Where criminal gangs rule, where drugs are the main currency, and murder is commonplace.

Now it's your life on the line. And nowhere and no one is safe

addictive CRIME Murder Mystery Page-Turner

First Line of Run Away by Harlan Coben

“Simon sat on a bench in Central Park – in Strawberry Fields, to be more precise – and felt his heart shatter.”

My Thoughts on Run Away by Harlan Coben

This book featured non stop action. And we were right in the middle of it, as we took a dark and dangerous journey with Simon to discover what has happened to his missing daughter Paige.

I loved how the book explored the guilt, the second guessing, and non stop what-ifs as Simon constantly speculated over how he could have prevented Paige from going off the rails. 

He desperately and doggedly follows every path, until he gets the answers he needs. But those answers bring up more questions, and more danger, and my stomach was in knots from all the stress and tension. No wonder I read it in a single day, I literally couldn’t put it down.

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Of course being a Harlan Coben book, the dry wit and tongue in cheek humour rolled off the pages, which I really appreciated. Roll on the next book already!

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars

Who should read Run Away by Harlan Coben

If you enjoy books about family secrets that have you turning the pages quickly to keep up with the action, then I’d highly recommend this to you.  Fans of authors such as Tana French, Linwood Barclay and Cara Hunter should also enjoy. As will fans of Harlan’s previous books.


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