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The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'.

The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'.

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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 York's Central Park.

But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is wasted, frightened and clearly in trouble.

You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home.

She runs.

And you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Where criminal gangs rule, where drugs are the main currency, and murder is commonplace.

Now it's your life on the line. And nowhere and no one is safe.

Reviews

A true master of the twisty thriller

Heat

A twisty thriller that’ll keep you up way past any sensible lights out time *****.

Heat

Run Away confirms one of the world’s finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game.

Peter James

Coben never, ever lets you down – but this one is really special. I want what he’s smoking.

Lee Child

The plot is stuffed with spicy, sharply observed characters and snappy exchanges.

Sunday Times

With Run Away, Coben's writing and storytelling are firing on all cylinders.

Daily Mail

Run Away is Harlan Coben at the height of his narrative mastery... as a thriller it's a narcotic... unmissable.

Shots Magazine

Few of Harlan Coben’s thrillers are anything less than gripping, but every now and again he writes on that exceeds his own high standards. Run Away is one.

The Times

An edge of your seat read from the bestselling crime writer

Bella

The master of the unexpected twist is back with a page-turning thriller that never goes quite where you expect.

Event Magazine

Another polished pacy thriller with a smart plot and a strong emotional core from Coben one of the absolute masters of the art.

The People

A twisty and disturbing thriller.

Woman's Weekly

The award-winning Coben once again gets his hook into you and twists to keep you snared.

RTE Guide

I stayed up all night and read it in one pass

Elizabeth Hurley

In Harlan Coben’s compulsive thrillers, every step the protagonists take to try to get themselves out of trouble creates two new dangers, each worse than the one before

Morning Star Online

A twisty disturbing and poignant thriller

Woman

Coben’s USP is how families are torn apart by secrets. He is a clever plotter, too, always pulling the rug from under your feet, even – as here – on the last page.

The Sun

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784751173

    August 6, 2019

    Arrow

    384 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780894263

    April 2, 2019

    Century

    384 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9781780894256

    March 21, 2019

    Century

    384 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • Audio CD

    9781786141361

    March 21, 2019

    Audiobooks

    RRP $55.00

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Extract

CHAPTER ONE

Simon sat on a bench in Central Park—in Strawberry Fields, to be more precise—and felt his heart shatter. No one could tell, of course, at least not at first, not until the punches started flying and two tourists from Finland of all places started screaming while nine other park visitors from a wide variety of countries caught the whole horrible incident on smartphone video.

But that was still an hour away.

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