Summary

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.
©2014 Peter May (P)2014 Quercus Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Colin M on 08-01-15

Another Peter May Classic

What made the experience of listening to Runaway the most enjoyable?

Peter Forbes is a most engaging narrator and listening to him detail the characters I was totally sucked in.

What did you like best about this story?

Classic Peter May, I have all his books and listening to them causes me to take the dog on the longer walk and I drive the long road home. This story had me laughing out loud standing on a train platform, it also had me welling up in places.

A simple everyday story that can be related to by most, beautifully written. A masterpiece as we have come to expect from Peter. The narrator Peter Forbes brings all to life with the warmth of a bed time story.

Superb literature that I highly recommend.

Have you listened to any of Peter Forbes’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to all Peters audio books. This ranks very highly.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Glesga boys on tour

Any additional comments?

Keep them coming Peter, thank you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jane on 02-01-15

A great listen!

I have listened to most of Peter May's books but this is by far the best. The plot, the characters and the narrator make for a great listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 23-05-17

Different, familiar and enjoyable.

Intriguing and spellbinding after slowly setting its hooks into you.
We have enjoyed the Enzo books, the Lewis books, Entry Island, Coffin Road and still found a new dimension to explore, even as we felt very comfortable in Peter's techniques.
Highly recommended.

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