Runaway by Peter May audiobook

Runaway

By Peter May
Read by Peter Forbes

Quercus 9781623657895
10.58 Hours 1
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"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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Summary

Summary

"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.



Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

For those who remember the Sixties, but aren't sure if they've taken their meds today, this tale of two nostalgia trips is for them; for others, it might seem akin to taking a road trip through unfamiliar terrain with their Uncle Pete, if it's kept in mind that Uncle Pete is a crackerjack storyteller. Library Journal
A real emotional edge to those regrets The Scotsman
Stretching the parameters of the genre, [Runaway] is as much a disquisition on friendship and the fragility of dreams as it is a thriller. Financial Times
An outstanding novel that speaks directly to the little voice within each of us: the voice that in our quieter moments sometimes asks "What if?" Undiscovered Scotland
"May is going from strength to strength ... A wonderful exhibition of just how good May can be. The Daily Mail
The book is beautifully written, funny and poignant, and very different from any I have previously read by the versatile Peter May. Literary Review
A well-told tale ... The two time streams are woven together skilfully and the book ends with an intensely moving glimmer of renewed hope. The Spectator
"An excellent addition to [May's] multifarious back catalogue... My overarching reaction to this book is one of warmth. I loved the poignancy Raven Crime Reads
“Stretching the parameters of the genre, [Runaway] is as much a disquisition on friendship and the fragility of dreams as it is a thriller.” Financial Times (London)
A terrific read suffused with nostalgia and the burden of long suppressed guilt. The Sunday Times
The scents of regret and squandered promise suffuse this well-crafted crime novel, about a group of senior Glaswegians attempting to make amends for past sins. Publishers Weekly
“A terrific read suffused with nostalgia and the burden of long suppressed guilt.” Sunday Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Peter May

Author Bio: Peter May

Peter May has written several standalone novels and three series: the award-winning China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell; the critically acclaimed Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo Macleod, set in France; and the Lewis Trilogy, all three volumes of which are internationally bestselling novels.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English