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The Runaway by Martina Cole
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Jan 26, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: library-loan, crime, paperback, martina-cole
Read in January, 2010

My rating for this Martina Cole story went from a 4-star (at the beginning), down to a 3-star (because the middle felt very long-winded and the story wasn't moving quickly enough for me). I was pleasantly surprised when I found my former 4-star rating returning (for the last quarter of the book). before becoming a resounding 5-star by the end. Yes, it really was that much of a rollercoaster read!

This story is a difficult one to stomach at times - it includes horrific violence, and some startling statements concerning terrorist and gangster organisations which really got me thinking about some things in a different light. I agree with another reviewer who says that The Runaway isn't for the 'faint hearted', but then again I imagine that all of Martina Cole's books are gritty and hard-hitting.

The Runaway is the best Martina Cole story I have read thus far, and one of those library books that I now wish I owned.
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