Thank you Grand Central publishing, Novel Suspects, and author Harlan Coben for a free copy of Run Away in exchange for an honest review.
DON’T KILL HIM. PLEASE.
Don’t show this message to anyone, not even her. You have no idea what’s really going on.
Paige is on a dark path. 18 years old, dropped out of college, living with her junkie boyfriend looking for a fix. She’s a lost soul, running from something.
Three months after seeing his daughter, almost unrecognizable and panhandling in Central Park, Simon Green has heard that Paige is missing. He needs to find her. He meets P.I. Elena Ramirez, who in turn is looking for another missing person Henry Thorpe. After finding emails were exchanged between the two, Ramirez and Simon come across a website called DNA-story.com, where both Paige and Henry sent their DNA to. With help and information from many recourses, including drug dealers in the Bronx, they find that Henry has four half siblings. All of whom, have a connection to a cult called Truth Haven.
Knowing Paige is addicted to drugs, abused by her boyfriend, and curious what her connection to Henry Thorpe is; will Simon do the unthinkable to get his daughter home safe, even when that means risking his life and the lives of those he loves?
I really liked this book! I was quite curious about a character named Dee Dee. Something about her made me want to ask the question “why?”: Why was she with Ash? Why did they have such a connection? Why was she so into what he did? Why did she seem so lost? I wanted to know more about her and where her story was leading. The same with Elena Ramirez, I want to know more about her; about her past with the FBI, how she started with VMB Investigations, and her relationship with late husband Joel.
Although I was skeptical in the beginning about Simon and Ingrid Greene, I love that Simon kept looking for his daughter and never gave up hope. No matter what his mission was to find Paige and get her home safe. Dedication from a father and true unconditional love was shown in this story.
This book had me up late, forgetting to sleep. There was no possible way I could put it down; truly addictive. With several characters and their own stories unfolding in every chapter, I was waiting to see how they would come together. I am an avid reader of Harlan Coben and I’ve got to say Run Away is one of my favorites. Along with the thrill and suspense, I really enjoy the family aspect in Coben’s novels. This one did not disappoint! 5/5 ⭐ posted on Goodreads and Barnes & Noble