Runaway – Review Roundup

A slightly different post today, here you can find blogger reviews of Runaway by Peter May. My own review will be up in a few days.

From Cleopatra loves books

“Peter May is a master at drawing a range of believable characters, and that is true in this book too with each member of the group drawn distinctly, I especially loved Jeff and his turn of phrase.”

You can read the full review here.

From Crime Fiction Lover

“The historical context is vividly sketched – there are even fleeting appearances by Bob Dylan and John Lennon. This is London in the Swinging 60s, and we are treated to glimpses of its seedy underbelly.”

You can read the full review here.

From Raven Crime Reads

“May captures perfectly the impetuousness of youth, and their black and white view of the world, after a series of hapless accidents mar their dreams of fame.”

You can read the full review here.

From Novel Heights

“Jack himself was a likeable character, it’s more his story than it is the others in the group, and he brings a sense of humour and pragmatic approach to the situations in which they find themselves.”

You can read the full review here.

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About the book:

“In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year’s end three returned, and returned damaged.

In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their sixties, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades.

Runaway is a crime novel covering fifty years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished; set against the backdrop of two unique and contrasting cities at two unique and contrasting periods of recent history.”


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks very much for the link Janet and can’t wait to see your verdict on this one!


    1. janetemson says:

      You’re more than welcome. My review should be up next week 🙂


  2. Thank you so much for featuring my review!


    1. janetemson says:

      You are very welcome, thanks for letting me 🙂


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