Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Run Away – by Laura Salters

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

"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.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Run Away is Laura's debut nivel and I couldn't be mor excited about that! She's become a great friend in Twitter and I've heard so many things about the book, it just sounds like an amazing book and it really was.

The story follows Kayla, a 20 years old girl, who's been traveling Asia with her new best friends. Well, when the stiry stars Kayla is in a real dark olace and the scene is auite dramatic, shocking and sad. She finds her friend Sam's room in Thailand drenched in blood... Then we are taken to the present day, where she gets back still shocked. She is greated by her parents, but the situation at home isn't better. We then learn that a few months ago, Kayla's younger brother Gabe died. That poor girl, going through so much in just a few months, she finally gets help and starts dealing wuth everything.

The chapters change between present day and her travels in Thailand. We get to know her friends and learn more about Gabe's death. Sam becomes a clise friend to her and she developps feelings for him, but it's not easy... Misunderstandings and other things seem to come in between. I lived reading about how their relationship developped, I really enjoyed their scenes and moments and I liked that Kayla eventually opened up to him. I couldn't believe that he was just gone now, because I really felt that they had so ething special, poor Kayla...

At home she is determined to find out why her brother killed himself and she also can't believe everything that is investigated in Sam's case. She talks to different people fighting to find out the truth and let me just tell you it's very surprising and shocking, but that's the great thing about this book! There is a great mystery surrounding the story and the writing captures it perfectly. I felt so close to Kayla and her feelings and emitions were described in such a delicate and wonderful way. The characters were well lined out and I liked that the chapters switched from persent day to Kayla's travels. The end of the chaoetrs were always at a point, where I wanted to read on, so I just kept on reading, because I couldn't wait to find out what hapoened next.

This is a touching, emotional, and wonderful novel talking about difficult topics. The plot is deep, surprising and full of rich details ( from the places, over the characters to their feelings) The writing is gripping, spellbinding, tozching, captuvating and just marvellous. Such a winderful debut!!! Laura, you're a vers talented young lady, can't wait to read more of your stories!!!!


My possible cast: (with a little inspiration from the author, thanks Laura)

Kayla: Felicity Jones

Sam: Sam Claflin

BUY LINKS: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | HarperCollins

And a little about the author...

Laura Salters is a suspense author (represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media Inc) from Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northernmost town in England. When Laura isn't writing, reading or thinking about writing or reading, she's a music lover (and terrible singer), pet cuddler, beach-goer, runner (*cough* jogger), passionate foodie, caffeine addict, tennis player, lipstick wearer, Harry Potter fangirl (yes, still), housework dodger and relentless chatterbox. 

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