YOU'LL RISK ANYTHING TO FIND HER.
And then you see her, frightened and clearly in trouble.
You approach her, beg her to come home.
You follow her into a dark, dangerous world where no-one is safe and murder is commonplace.
NOW IT'S YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE... ...more
“Question: Would you kill someone? Answer: No, of course not. Question: Would you kill someone to save your child? Answer…?”
Coben really knows how to balance thrills and character dynamics. I found it hard to put Run Away down.
Chelsea wrote a great review for this book. I think this is a story that will cut to the core of readers with kids. I found myself sympathizing so much with Simon Greene as he hunts for his missing daughter. His pain and fear felt so real, so visceral, that I was on th ...more
Over the years, I've found myself moved on a deeply emotional level when I read stories about parents trying to save their wayward children. This is likely due to the fact I'm now a parent myself, and even though my kids are still young and dependent upon me f ...more
Run away grips. The author has sculpted a humbling monument to the power—and agony—of parenthood. His novel bleeds unspeakable tenderness, indescribable warmth, and a hard-won hope. There is a tightness in my chest still, as if all the shock and horror of the last few chapters of this book had strained my heart. Days lat ...more
Wow. Wow. Wow! Harlan Coben, where have you been all of my life!?
“Murder was simple if you kept it simple.”
Run Away has all of the elements that I look for in a thriller: action, intrigue, danger, secrets and lies, twists and turns. It’s well-written, intricately plotted and kept me on my toes! Furthermore, there’s a creepy cult, quirky characters, and commentary on popular culture! Yes, it’s a little over the top, but who cares, because it works!
This is a must read for thr ...more
When I’m reading a book, I usually imagine some actors who can act as that charac ...more
Enjoyable, but not up to Coben’s usual standards-
Simon Greene’s daughter, Paige, is on the run. She’s addicted to drugs and under the influence of her abusive boyfriend, Aaron. Her family has done everything humanly possible to help her, but they’ve finally accepted that there is nothing more they can do until Paige is ready to get clean.
But, on the sly, Simon, continues to search for his daughter. Following up on a tip, Simon spots Pa ...more
A Fast-Paced Thrill Ride with Lots of Heart.
Harlan Coben knows how to to get my attention in order to bring me into a story. He uses heart and humor and he writes with real human emotion. In addition, he always makes the characters authentic and makes me feel as if I am right there with him. The best part for me is that he includes recurring characters in each of his stories, and that make my heart sing and yeah, it makes my eyes fill with these little things called t ...more
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Simon Greene knows the worst thing that can happen to a parent is being unable to save their child from personal demons. He knows this on a visceral, personal and heart breakingly painful level. His first child, the girl who made him a father, Paige fell into an abusive relationship with an older man and is now addicted to drugs. Simon and his wife worked tirelessly ...more
In recent years, Harlan Coben has written some of my favorite thrillers. He's one of those authors who skillfully combines rich character development with heart-pounding suspense. Even his signature Myron Bolitar series meshed humor and sarcasm with suspense.
I have been eagerly awaiting the publication of Run Away , Coben's latest thriller for several months, and was excited to get my hands on an advance copy a few days before its release. While this won't surpass Home as my fav ...more
Simon Greene is given a tipoff that his estranged, drug addicted daughter is busking in Central Park, so he goes to find her, has an altercation with her junkie boyfriend, and she runs off. Simon and his wife try to find her, and so their lives spiral out of control as this leads them down a path that they, and the reader, would never have imagined.
I really don't want to say too much as I don ...more
The writing is minimalist, but effective. The layout of the plot was aesthetically pleasing. When the action starts, it gets really tense. I felt a talented writer was behind the words.
Now for one or two negatives; the twists were what kept me going. Whether they were worth the ...more
“You can look for her man, I can’t blame you for trying. But she’s a junkie. Even if you find her, this story won’t have a happy ending.”
There have been so many great reviews for this one, I was really excited to get stuck in. This was my first Harlan Coben novel.
Simon Greene’s daughter Paige is missing. She fell in with a dodgy druggie – Aaron Corval, and has been estranged from her family ever since.
A brief spotting in central park reopens old wounds and Simon is desperate to find his ...more
Harlan Coben’s books are like braids. Strands of equal strength are woven together to bring the reader a strong story. Here, we’ve got Simon Green, who should have the perfect life. But his eldest daughter has succumbed to drugs and wants nothing to do with her family. When Simon sees her busking in Strawberry Fields he tries to talk to her but ends up in a fight with her dealer boyfriend. Next thing, the boyfriend is dead. Simon and his wife Ingrid begin a search for their daughter, taking them ...more
2 out of 5 stars
Some great characterizations, a multitude threaded story line that keeps the reader interested. Trying to figure out what was going on, h ...more
Oh Boy! There's a doozie of a secret hiding in RUN AWAY!
The search for Paige is under way and daddy Simon is playing it close to the edge punching out those who get in his way, and questioning everyone and anyone....including those hazardous to your health.
Bullets are flying....and hitting their mark in this suspenseful mystery-thriller with ruthless killers and drug dealers; we even meet up with a couple familiar notable faces from the past.
Get ready to quickly turn pages, read a wel...more
Others have given the gist of the story, so I'll not go into that much. It involves a father, Simon Greene's search for his daughter, Paige, who has dropped out of college due to her boyfriend, Aaron, who got her addicted to drugs in the first place.
The pace is fast and kept me turning pages quickly. I couldn't wait to find out where Paige was, if she was still alive ...more
Unpacking it and laying it all out is an adventure in itself.
Simon Greene comes face-to-face with reality. His daughter, his precious child, is a hardcore junkie. He and his wife, Ingrid, have fought the good fight. They've given Paige every chance under the sun to stay clean, but to no avail. But every young woman he sees from the corn ...more
Simon's eyes stayed locked on the panhandling girl mangling John Lennon's legacy. Her hair was matted clumps. Her cheekbones were sunken. The girl was rail thin, raggedy, dirty, damaged, homeless, lost.
She was also Simon's daughter Paige.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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, quite by chance, you see her busking in New Yor ...more
I listened to 3 discs and almost gave up, sort of lost after a good start. The headlines, text messages, YouTube comments etc, didn't make sense on audio. So I switched to reading instead and wow, what a difference.
Author told a complex mystery. Clues were given and they nagged you while you read, but didn't completely realize until much too late when it's revealed. Wanted to hit my head with the book... A GOLDEN ENDING!! ...more
What a rush!!! This story kept you guessing until the final chapter, so much adrenaline and intensity.
Simon is a concerned father who is searching for his daughter. He believes she has succumbed to drugs and the wrong crowd. He spots her in Central Park, almost unrecognizable. He approached her and tries to convince her to leave with him but his attempts are thwarted by her drug crazed boyfriend and his daughter, Paige, slips away. Simon is taken into custody and begins to learn difficu ...more
Fast pace, clever plotting, full of interesting characters, I loved every page of the latest Coben novel. The story centers around Simon and Ingrid, desperate parents whose oldest daughter Paige, who used to be a straight A student, becomes a junkie after meeting an older guy Aaron. When Aaron is brutally murdered and Paige goes missing, the parents decide to look for her in some dark corners of New York which unfortunately does ...more
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His books have earned the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, and many have been developed into Netflix Original Drama seri ...more