No Place to Run by Mark Edwards @mredwards

Book Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

What I most enjoyed about this novel is the strong female roles in it. Whilst it mainly focuses on Aidan, there are a few female characters who are strong willed and it was good to see this as too often, in thrillers especially, they can come across as weak and constantly in need of saving. Lana especially is a real kick ass and I loved her character.

The reader is given no real clue as to what has happened to Aidan’s sister Scarlett. Is she in fact dead and the new lead just another dead end or is she really alive and if so why hasn’t she been in touch before now? The build up of suspense was sublime! Whatever has happened to her, it’s causing a lot of feathers to be ruffled which puts both Lana and Aidan in serious danger.

No place to Run not only had me glued to the pages but also to my seat. Each chapter brings a new sense of danger, making my heart beat that much faster. There is a lot of thrilling revelations, of which some were very unpleasant indeed! As we get closer to the conclusion, it makes for some stomach clenching reading as to whether Aidan will ever find his sister or not and if she will be alive or dead. A real knicker twister of a story!

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