THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
From America’s most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller—a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.
Every song tells a story.
She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.
She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.
Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.
Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This might just be the ultimate collaboration. Thriller master James Patterson and all-around goddess Dolly Parton team up for a suspenseful drama set in the Nashville music scene. The novel follows a young singer named AnnieLee who’s just arrived in town with big dreams, a big voice—and problems that have followed her all the way from Texas. After session musician Ethan sees AnnieLee perform at a dive bar, he introduces her to country-music legend Ruthanna Ryder. Patterson and Parton really pull us into the story of this trio, revealing secrets from each character’s past as the three become enmeshed in each other’s lives. Parton gives us an honest, inside look at the music industry while the pages fly past. Run, Rose, Run is an exciting journey into the dark side of Music City stardom, and it’s as glitzy and fun as you would expect from the rhinestone queen of country.
Country music legend Parton's strong debut, an exhilarating rags-to-riches story coauthored with bestseller Patterson (The President Is Missing with Bill Clinton), revolves around the troubled past of plucky singer/songwriter AnnieLee Keyes. AnnieLee's plan is to "get the hell out of Texas" and hitchhike to Nashville, Tenn., where she hopes to start her career as a performer. In Nashville, AnnieLee encounters ruthless, predatory agents and managers, but she also meets positive role models, notably Ruthanna Ryder, "one of country music's grandest queens," who takes AnnieLee under her wing. "If you want to make it in this town," Ruthanna tells her, "being talented is just one little tiny part of the battle. Fearlessness is mandatory. And shamelessness sure as hell don't hurt." Her other ally is guitarist Ethan Blake, who brings her to Ruthanna's attention. When AnnieLee's life is threatened, she needs the help of her new friends to survive. Never mind that the mystery element runs a distant second to the story of AnnieLee making good in Nashville. Parton fans will relish this timeless fairy tale, which displays the singer's lively way with words and draws liberally from her experience in the music business. Agent: Robert Barnett, Williams & Connolly.
Come on, really?
The storyline should have had an ending that included Rose saving her sisters!
Run Rose Run
Dragged on and on. Nothing changes ever. Terrible read
Wanted to love it but didn’t
The book just didn’t grab me. I love Dolly and James but this one was just ok. I finished it but it wasn’t a page turner.