A perfect family is shattered when their daughter goes missing in this "brilliantly executed" New York Times bestselling thriller from a "master storyteller" (Providence Sunday Journal).
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.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
No amount of wealth and privilege can protect a family from bad decisions, destructive dynamics, and suffering. Wall Street analyst Simon Greene and his pediatrician wife, Ingrid, seem to have a picture-perfect life, so how has their daughter, Paige, wound up in utterly desperate circumstances? Harlan Coben takes us to New York’s most upscale and seediest corners to explore how things can go horribly wrong. Run Away cements Coben’s reputation as a master of the character-driven psychological thriller.
In this bombshell-laden thriller from bestseller Coben (Don't Let Go), Wall Street financial adviser Simon Greene and his pediatrician wife have a perfect life by all outward appearances except that they haven't seen their drug-addicted daughter, Paige, in six months. When by chance Simon spots Paige panhandling in Central Park, he approaches her, but Aaron Corval, her junkie boyfriend, who he believes is holding her against her will, confronts him, and the two get into a fight. Paige flees the scene. When Aaron later turns up dead in an abandoned house in the Bronx, Simon and his daughter become suspects in his murder. Vowing to find Paige at any cost, Simon soon finds his search intertwined with a Chicago PI's case to locate a missing person. Though the sheer amount of jaw-dropping plot twists is impressive, some do come across as a bit contrived. Still, the breakneck pacing and audaciously intricate story line will have readers on the edge of their seats. Seven-city author tour.
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Riveting, the plot had more twists than the tail of the dragon. Family secrets galore, a creative and provocative god angle , and although violence permeated the book, it never felt gratuitous. A great read.
His best yet
I am a big fan and have read all of Harlan Coben’s books. This is his best yet. The plot is fast-moving and up-to-date, the characters are well-drawn and complex, and the twists and turns are in no way predictable. I will have a hard time waiting for the next Coben!
Runaway is a well written book about what a family will go through to save a member of their own. I felt this book was very well written and had a lot of twists and turns in the right directions. I often felt myself being so drawn into the story that I couldn’t wait to finish work and other priorities just so I could come back to it. This is a book that I felt could have been turned into a series... think about it. I’d love to read more.