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Runaway by Peter May
  

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Once started you will find this almost impossible to put down. Jumping between 1965 and 2015 it beautifully illustrates the differences in the periods; fascinating. Back in 1965 a bunch of lads from Glasgow formed a band and took themselves off to London to seek fame and fortune. We get some great adventures. Now, today, one is murdered, one dying of cancer and the rest are out for justice/retribution. More great adventures ensue in a terrific read.

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Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Forty-five years ago, crime writer Peter May ran away to London from Glasgow after being expelled from school. Busking and sleeping rough on the streets of the capital, he ended up filthy and starving, before an uncle put him on the train home. In his latest book, May channels that experience into a typically lacerating narrative, which starts with the flaying of a human body. Five teenage friends from Scotland (led by Jack Mackay) take a shot at a musical career in London, but, within a year, three have returned, damaged. Years later, a savage killing obliges the three men – now in their sixtiess – to return to England and come to terms with a decades-old secret. This is Peter May still stretching the parameters of the crime novel; it is as much a disquisition on friendship and the fragility of dreams as it is a thriller.
~ Barry Forshaw

Synopsis

Runaway by Peter May

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.

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The two time streams are woven together skilfully and the book ends with an intensely moving glimmer of renewed hope * Spectator *


About the Author

Peter May

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.

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Publication date

30th July 2015

Author

Peter May

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www.petermay.co.uk/

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Publisher

riverrun an imprint of Quercus Publishing

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781782062271

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