Run Away, One of Harlan Coben’s Best Crime Thrillers

The Bottom Line: A believable thriller about the lengths to which parents will go to protect their children.

You’d never know by looking at her, but drug addict Paige Green is the daughter of a Wall Street financial adviser and a pediatrician. When her father, Simon, spots her playing guitar and panhandling in Central Park, he tries to help. But all hell breaks loose as addict boyfriend Aaron Corval gets in the way.

Paige flees during the melee, only to become a suspect in Aaron’s murder when he’s found dead in the Bronx.

Enter, Elena a retired FBI agent who is now a private investigator. The ensuing story is a rollercoaster involving drugs, cults and the power of family. While there are some powerful dramatic moments in the book, the story is driven by quick pacing and plot twists that few will see coming. Expect to be heavily invested in these characters from the get-go.


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