The Runaway: Book summary and reviews of The Runaway by Nick Petrie

The Runaway

Peter Ash #7

by Nick Petrie

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The Runaway by Nick Petrie
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jan 18, 2022
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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When Peter Ash rescues a stranded woman, he finds she's in far deeper trouble than he could ever imagine in the powerful new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series.

War veteran Peter Ash is driving through northern Nebraska when he encounters a young pregnant woman alone on a gravel road, her car dead. Peter offers her a lift, but what begins as an act of kindness soon turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across the lonely highways with the woman's vicious ex-cop husband hot on their trail. The pregnant woman has seen something she was never meant to see...but protecting her might prove to be more than Peter can handle.

In order to save the woman and himself, Peter must use everything he has learned during his time as a Marine, including his knowledge of human nature, in order to escape a ruthless killer with instincts and skills that match—and perhaps exceed—Peter's own.

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"Readers might guess the story's outcome, but the trip is violent and downright frightening fun...The monster is a bottomless wellspring of shootings and neck snappings, and the story's survivors tie up the plot in a neat bow. This is one hellacious ride for crime fiction fans." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[G]ripping...Shifting points of view serve to heighten the suspense. This adrenaline-fueled ride will keep readers turning the pages." - Publishers Weekly

"There's an emotional intensity here that's new and startling...Petrie creates fully fleshed, likable people only to blow them away in explosions of blood and bone, and the book itself seems to vibrate from the shock. This is a lava-flow of action, and a rich reading experience as well." - Booklist

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Nick Petrie

Nick Petrie is the author of six novels in the Peter Ash series, including The Breaker and The Runaway. His debut, The Drifter, won both the ITW Thriller award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Edgar and the Hammett Awards. A husband and father, he lives in the Milwaukee area.

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