When I see a new book out by Harlan Coben I get very excited, and I have to have it. His books are kind of like the excitement I feel when buying a new pair of shoes. I have to have them, but I want to save them for just the right time, and often I ended up admiring them and not wearing them. Well, I have been admiring Run Away since it was released and waiting for that perfect time to read it. Well, it came, and I finally dived into it. I have to say I can’t believe I waited so long!
“Perception is often more important than reality” ” Is this what you guys teach the kids” ~ Simon
Harlan Coben sets the mood here with one of a parent’s worst fears, with one of our adult children lost in danger and running away from us. Simon has lost his daughter Paige to a dark and dangerous world, “where criminal gangs rule, where drugs are the main currency, and murder is commonplace.” Simon is on a dangerous quest to find Paige and keep her safe when meets up with another character who is searching for someone who is lost. There are a few surprises along the way for both and for us!! Another storyline is weaved in, which adds more suspense to the story, and I was turning the pages as fast as I could to see how they all are connected.
While not my favorite from the master of suspense, Coben doesn’t miss a step here, delivering his nonstop twists and turns he is known for. My head was spinning so fast, trying to keep up with them. He takes his time revealing how all the storylines come together while delivering a few surprises that I didn’t expect. Those surprises shock me, and I was in shock Coben strung some of some on us! When I thought the story was starting to wrap up, I began to relax my neck when another twist snapped me to attention.
Maybe just a little over the top at times; however, the story delivers on the thrills, suspense, tension, and action. I highly recommend it.