Runaway

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Quercus, Jul 30, 2015 - Detective and mystery stories - 432 pages
"MAY IS GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH... A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION OF JUST HOW GOOD MAY CAN BE." --The Daily Mail
"Five of us had run away that fateful night just over a month before. Only three of us would be going home. And nothing, nothing would ever be the same again."
Glasgow, 1965. Headstrong teenager Jack Mackay has just one destination on his mind--London--and successfully convinces his four friends, and fellow bandmates, to join him in abandoning their homes to pursue a goal of musical stardom.
Glasgow, 2015. Jack Mackay, heavy-hearted sixty-seven-year-old is still haunted by what might have been. His recollections of the terrible events that befell him and his friends some fifty years earlier, and how he did not act when it mattered most is a memory he has tried to escape his entire adult life.
London, 2015. A man lies dead in a one-room flat. His killer looks on, remorseless.
What started with five teenagers following a dream five decades before has been transformed over the intervening decades into a waking nightmare that might just consume them all.

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User Review  - brokenangelkisses - LibraryThing

Five of us had run away that fateful night just over a month before. Only three of us would be going home. And nothing, nothing would ever be the same again. 'Runaway' is described in the blurb as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - AngelaJMaher - LibraryThing

The story is split between two timelines; present day, and 50 years ago. Both times feature mostly the same characters, and both are absorbing adventures. It was unclear how it would end, right up to the conclusion. Definitely worth a read! Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Peter May is the multi award-winning author of numerous crime thrillers, including the internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy. May started his career as a journalist and went on to become of Scotland's most prolific television writers, with more than 1,000 credits to his name. He eventually left television to pursue his first love, writing novels. Born and raised in Scotland, May now lives in France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

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