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No Place to Run Audio CD – Unabridged, 21 Jun. 2022
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In this exhilarating thriller from four million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards, Aidan’s spent years looking for his sister. Will he ever find her?
Two years ago, on a trip to Seattle to visit her brother Aidan, fifteen-year-old Scarlett vanished into thin air. After years of false leads and dead ends, Aidan has almost given up hope. But then a woman sees a girl running for her life across a forest clearing in Northern California. She is convinced the girl is the missing Scarlett. But could it really be her?
Heading south, Aidan finds a fire-ravaged town covered in missing-teenager posters. The locals seem afraid, the police won’t answer any questions and it looks like another dead end―until a chance meeting with returned local Lana gives Aidan his first clue. But as they piece together what happened, Lana and Aidan make deadly enemies. Enemies willing to do anything to silence them.
Only one thing matters now: finding Scarlett―even if it kills him.
- Publisher : Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (21 Jun. 2022)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1713663562
- ISBN-13 : 978-1713663560
- Dimensions : 13.41 x 1.19 x 16.99 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 579,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2022
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As I got deeper and deeper into this missing person mystery, I discovered a very dark world that Edwards had created. A world that in all honesty, I could imagine existing in the States but hoped was just what I’d seen in films. A world where in a small town pull the shutters down to the outsiders and don’t like troublemakers or questions. This community – just 😱😱😱 they really are something!
No Place To Run is a cracking thriller that kept me captivated, but I didn’t get the hebbie jeebie head-f*** feeling that I got from some of his previous novels. For me this was a slight sidestep away from Edwards’s usual psych-thriller book. That said, I really enjoyed my trip to Northern California. It was a long way from the sunny beaches of Baywatch or the glamour of Beverly Hills which is what I imagine when I think California! I felt like I was in a remote part of the US, transported to a small town cut off by woodland and farms. If you like an intense fast-paced thriller that’ll keep you guessing, No Place To Run will tick all the boxes. I would never have predicted what was going to happen and the full story of Scarlett’s disappearance.
It was different to his previous books, with it being more fast paced and full of car chases, gun fights, violence, etc.
The only thing that really put me off is the predictability. I don't think it's much of a spoiler to say that in the story, one of the important characters dies. I thought wow, I didn't expect that! But then it hit me. It's a book by Mark Edwards - and no main character ever dies in his novels.
And guess what - a couple of pages later the character turned out to be alive, just like in every other book I've read from him. From then the book lost its magic. I already knew what was going to happen - the good guys win and the bad guys get their punishment.
And sadly, I was right. Not like I didn't like the characters, but it's marketed as a psychological thriller, and the whole point of those is that you are worried and don't know what is going to happen, which definitely isn't the case with the novels of this author
Other teenagers have also disappeared.
Are the locals hiding something?
This was utterly compulsive reading from start to finish, a rollercoaster of a ride and a satisfying ending - who knows what will happen next.
Read in less than 2 days...just one more chapter!
However, this has never been the case and certainly isn’t with ‘No Place to Run’. It is set in Northern California and is a non-stop thriller from cover to cover. The opening chapter is very Hitchcock-esqe with the main character, Aiden, becoming an unwitting Jason Bourne as the novel develops.
One of the things I particularly like about Mark Edwards’ novels are that he purposely leaves tantalising loose ends, which is perfect literary catnip for readers with vivid imaginations that continue to think about the story long after the back cover is closed.
Mark has a great writing style, no over-complicated stories and this is no exception.
I have read most of his books now and as always look forward to when his next one comes out. Aside from that Mark is very good at interacting with his readers via social media and for me I appreciate that he acknowledges those who read his books.
Give this one a try ( and any others ) as I am sure you will enjoy