"Ignorance is bliss . . . until there's blood involved."
Drenched in blood and sitting in the sweltering interview room of a Thai police station, Kayla Finch knows that Sam, the love of her life, is dead. It doesn't matter that there's no body.
All that blood can mean only one thing.
It isn't the first time Kayla's had blood on her hands. After finding her brother dead by his own hand, she tried to outrun her grief by escaping to Thailand. Heartbroken, the last thing she expected was to find love on the smoggy streets of Bangkok. But everyone Kayla loves seems to wind up dead.
Returning home to England, Kayla is left with a barely-functioning family, a string of gruesome nightmares, and the niggling feeling that nothing is as it seems. And as she confronts her brother's suicide, she starts to suspect that something is very wrong.
Three months. Two tragedies. One connection: there's more to both cases than anyone is willing to admit. And Kayla's determined to uncover the truth . . . no matter what the cost.
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About the Author
Laura Salters is a twenty-something magazine journalist from the northernmost town in England. Run Away is her first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review** Let me just say that I LOVED this book. Salters displays an immense amount of talent in her debut novel that makes me eager to get my hands on whatever she writes next. RUN AWAY is a combination of suspense, mystery, romance, and family drama all rolled into one. Months after Kayla Finch found her brother dead, by his own hand, the past seems to be repeating itself as she sits in a Thai police station, covered in the blood of the man she fell in love with. It doesn't matter that there isn't a body, so much blood can only mean one thing. Told in alternating timelines, from Kayla's trip to Thailand after her brother's death, to the present where she's trying to overcome an insurmountable amount of grief and discover what happened to the man she fell in love with, RUN AWAY will sink its hooks into you and not let go. As a main character, Kayla is relatable and real, her emotions are raw and heartbreaking. Our male love interest, Sam, is adorable and goofy, a real gentle giant that will steal your heart. I admit that I didn't see the end coming, and I love when an ending is able to surprise me like that. I can say, without any doubt, that RUN AWAY is one of my favorite New Adult reads of the year. This book sucked me in from the very first page, and I literally could not put it down. Salters combines heartwrenching romance with a complex and suspenseful plot that is masterfully done. In many ways, the tone of this book put me in mind of E. Lockhart's WE WERE LIARS, and the execution was superb. And shall we talk about the details? The setting was described in such an evocative way that I felt like I was travelling with the main character. And that's really saying something for someone who's barely ever left the US. RUN AWAY is like nothing I've read before in the New Adult category, and I cannot recommend it enough.
That twist blew my mind!
This book was very well written as far as the story and the characters. However for me it was too slow. I just couldn’t seem to get into to it. The story is about a girl named Kayla whose brother committed suicide and she decides to go on a trip to Thailand to avoid dealing with her brother’s death. While on the trip she falls for a boy named Sam who is in the same group as her. Then Sam disappears, they don’t know if he left on his own or if he was taken. There may be some drug involvement. The book begins with Kayla coming home after Sam’s disappearance. Then continues alternating between what Kayla is currently going through with the death of her brother and Sam’s disappearance and when she first arrived in Thailand. For me it was frustrating and not that easy to get into either of the stories. It was almost like two books in one. I don’t mind a flash back or two but for me the constant alternating stopping me from getting into the book. The end really surprised me and was great. I never would have guessed who was behind everything in a million years. I would try another book by Laura to see if this was her writing style overall or just for this book. The book was not bad and neither was the story or characters. I just didn’t like the constant back and forth in the story. I did feel for Kayla and what was happening to her during the book. Sam and the others were great also. Sam and Kayla had a bunch of almosts and obviously have feeling for each other. The characters were great and made you feel for them. Again I think I would have enjoyed the book more if it was written differently. I liked the story line just not the back and forth. I was given this book in return for an honest review.