Run Away

Run Away

Book - 2019
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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, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781538748466
Branch Call Number: MF Cobe
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 11, 2021

My first by the prolific Coben and he certainly knows how to write a fast-paced, dramatic, over-the-top thriller. There's a large cast of well-drawn characters to care about/root against, an interesting take on a current societal activity that's undoubtedly ripe for abuse, and a page-turning plot. Highly entertaining but I'm sure I won't remember it in 2 weeks.

Jan 20, 2021


Aug 12, 2020

Quick read, and plot twists, even to the final pages. Some are predictable, some not.

May 06, 2020

I am a big fan of Harlan Coben novels. Loved this read.

Feb 04, 2020

quick and easy read that was well paced - he's back on his game in this one even if it was somewhat predictable...

Jan 27, 2020

Sorry.....usually like this author but slogged thru 222 pages and finally closed the book.
Just didn't seem to care about the characters and story.

Jan 01, 2020

Harlan Coben's latest novel is a typical example of his stand alone work. First, a plot line with so many twists and turns that you'll actually smile at the subterfuge. Second, a cast of likable characters that try to figure out what is happening and why. And third, just when you think it's over, the epilogue adds another twist. Corben's natural tendency to make toward smart and pithy dialogue is also in evidence. His trademark ability to move the plot at a page turning pace makes this a good, if not deep read. Fans of his Myron Bolitar series will note an obscure reference to that body of work, too.

Nov 24, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick and easy read.

Oct 27, 2019

not my favourite by this author, but enjoyable. Offers a peek at how circumstances can pull an ordinary person from an ordinary family into extraordinary and frightening situations. Very twisty.

Sep 16, 2019

It dragged abit but the last few chapters riveting!!!!!!

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Sep 21, 2020

“Occam's razor. It states - that the simplest explanation is usually the right one.”

Sep 21, 2020

“It’s the devil—he gets ahold of you. He pokes and prods until he finds your weakness and then, see, he wiggles right through your skin and gets into your bloodstream. Could be through drink. Could be through gambling. Could be through a virus, like cancer or something. Or the devil could be in the smack, the rock, the meth, whatever. It’s all the devil in different forms.”

Sep 21, 2020

“And bad stays. Bad doesn’t go away. You bury bad, it digs itself out. You throw bad in the middle of the ocean, it comes back at you like a tidal wave.”

Sep 12, 2020

"The richer and denser the memory of an event-for example, during moments when you are terrified-the longer you perceive that event lasted. This phenomenon also explains why times seems to go faster as you age. When you're a child, experiences are new and so your memories are fresh and intense-so again time seems to slow down. As you grow older, especially when you are stuck in a routine, very few new or vibrant memories are being laid and so time flies by."

Sep 10, 2020

"The seventies classic "Hey, St. Peter" by Flash and the Pan came on the radio...In the song, a man arrives at the gates of heaven and pleads for St. Peter to let him in because living in New York City means he's already done his time in hell." LOL


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Sep 21, 2020

How far would you go to save your child from danger? A wall street financial advisor, Simone Greene, and his wife Ingrid lived a privileged life, together with their children Paige, Sam, and Anya. When their oldest daughter Paige entered college, her life took a wrong turn when she got involved with a drug dealer and an abusive boyfriend. Simon and Ingrid were forced to enter the dark world of drugs, dealers, and criminals to find and save their daughter. However, every time they find a new piece of information, it would lead to another puzzle piece that doesn’t get them any closer. Meanwhile a private investigator, Elena Ramirez, is looking for a missing son of a wealthy businessman. When her path collides with that of Simon’s, they find themselves in danger and Greene’s family under suspicion for a murder.

One major bombshell awaits in the last few paragraphs that will leave the readers in shock after they put the book down!


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