Today marks the launch of debut romantic suspense author Laura Salters’ RUN AWAY with HarperCollins!
*stuffs confetti in cannon*
Want to know a bit more about RUN AWAY? Your wish is my command!
When Kayla’s young brother tragically commits suicide, she books onto a gap year scheme to Thailand to escape her grief—and to try and find herself. While she’s out there, she meets a funny, charming guy called Sam and pretty soon they fall in love. But three months later, he vanishes, and she collapses in a pool of his blood. She returns to England suffering from crippling nightmares and the niggling feeling that nothing is as it seems, and the narrative flits between past and present as the reader tries to figure out what happened alongside Kayla.
RUN AWAY is equal parts fun romance and dark suspense, with exotic locations, drunken antics and plenty of red herrings thrown in for good measure!
You can listen to author Laura Salters talk about RUN AWAY and its inspiration HERE.
Here’s the official 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 only mean 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. Heart-broken, 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.
Want to read the first chapter for free? You can find it HERE!
What readers have been saying so far…
“‘That constant feeling of impending threat that crawled over her skin like menacing little ants.’ That line pretty much summarizes how I felt the entire time I was reading this story. Imagine Gillian Flynn wrote new adult—and set it in Thailand/England instead of the Ozarks—and you’ve got Laura’s Salters’ RUN AWAY. Salters is a master of mood and tension, and she’s honed the art of alternating timelines in a way that will make hundreds of authors read with envy.” Amanda Heger, Goodreads
“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.” Jamie Howard, Goodreads
“Wow. I just finished this mind-bender and have been sitting here gaping at my e-reader. I must say, as a twist-ending fanatic, I’m generally very good at predicting twists – not this time. Just when I thought I had it figured out, Salters threw another curveball at me that I did not see coming. ” Meredith Tate, Goodreads
“Holy psychological thriller! Whatever you think this book is about, you’re wrong. This is supposed to be a debut novel, but Salters pulls this off like she’s a multi-bestselling-novelist! I am hesitant in saying more because the power and mastery of this story is in what you don’t expect. And trust me, you won’t expect it!” Ara Grigorian, Goodreads
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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