Coben, a true master of suspense, is known for producing nonstop twists and turns, and he delivers another nail-biting story here that’ll leave readers recovering from whiplash upon turning the final page ... his latest offering reverts back to the classic brew of unbearable suspense that he’s so known for producing with his thrillers. If this book doesn’t get your heart racing, you might need to try a new genre ... When it comes to misdirection and catching readers off guard, no one’s better than Harlan Coben, who continues to land unexpected twists and shocking reveals. Fast-paced and helplessly entertaining, Run Away is everything his readers have come to expect and then some, and is sure to stand among the year’s best suspense thrillers.
Coben, once again, shows a well-constructed, lucky life blown open by fate ... Though marred a little by too much description, which slows the narrative, this remains solid Coben, with clever plotting and dead-on character sketches.
Though the sheer amount of jaw-dropping plot twists is impressive, some do come across as a bit contrived. Still, the breakneck pacing and audaciously intricate story line will have readers on the edge of their seats.
With Run Away, [Coben's] writing and storytelling are firing on all cylinders, and the seemingly straightforward tale takes a sharp turn when it’s least expected. The narrative continues to navigate that twisty mountainous road until the shocking conclusion. The book has an array of emotions and an unpredictable outcome.
Readers spoiled by Coben’s long history of triple-barreled thrillers will be turning the pages with bated breath. But the broadly hinted connection, a Maine religious commune to which Dee Dee professes undying loyalty, is more cartoonish than compelling, and the alternating chapters recounting the investigations of Simon and Elena dilute the suspense instead of intensifying it. By the time the double-twist payoff arrives, fans will be torn between dissatisfaction and relief ... In seeking to extend his formidable range, Coben overreaches: the far-flung complications feel forced and schematic rather than nightmarish. Wait till next year.
The plot twists in Coben’s new thriller Run Away... abound, even to the last page ... After an initially slow setup to establish Greene’s family life and relationship – or rather, lack of relationship – with Paige, the bombshells start to drop and just don’t stop, making this a page-turner readers won’t want to put down ... even after what appears to be the climax of the story and wrap-up of loose ends, one major bombshell awaits in the last few paragraphs. It's a secret so major that it will leave readers wondering how they would handle it long after they put the book down.