How far would you go to save your family?
In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.
This is no burglary gone wrong.
The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.
And they are prepared to kill to get to him.
When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding?
One thing is clear – they already know too much.
As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time for breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only a choice:
See How They Run had me in its grips from the first couple of heart pounding chapters, Tom Bale certainly delivers a pulsating crime thriller with no let up in the pace from the first terrifying chapter! I’m sure we’ve all done it, woken up in the night convinced there is someone in the house, floorboards creak, shadows look like people and your heart races, for new parents Alice and Harry French it’s becomes reality as they are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. What follows is the most terrifying chain of events, resulting in Alice and Harry become the hunted and fighting to stay alive
Alice and Harry are a perfectly normal couple (and this remains obvious throughout the book) caught up in a chain of events that lead them into the most dangerous of situations, and challenges them in ways they could never imagine. As Alice and Harry try to outwit the masked men, the only resources they have to rely on are themselves and their own resilience , they aren’t kick ass characters who know how to fight or kill, they are just normal everyday folk and so you feel their fear and helplessness as the threat to their life’s becomes more evident, I think this is what makes this book so terrifyingly good, you want to see the “underdogs” come out on top, and it was interesting to see how they both grew in character as the plot developed.
Tom Bale has written an absolutely fantastic book, I felt like I was on a roller coaster with no let up in pace (cliched I know, but in this case very true), I truly loved every heart stopping page of See How They Run, With a well defined plot that was taut and original in content it’s a compulsive read, and one I could not put down until I reached the nail biting conclusion . This book is a MUST for fans of crime thrillers, and I would certainly not hesitate in recommending this book to anyone and everyone.
My thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for my ARC, in exchange for a honest review.
Print Length: 411 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (6 May 2016)