Review – See How They Run by Tom Bale

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The Blurb

How far would you go to save your family?  In the dead of night, Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom.  Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie. 

This is no burglary gone wrong.  The intruders know who they are looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.  And they are prepared to kill to get to him. 

When the men leave empty handed, little do Harry and Alice realise that their nightmare is just beginning.  Is it a case of mistaken identity?  Who is Renshaw?  And what is he hiding?

One thing is clear – they already know too much. 

As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time to breathe in their fight to be reunited.  And with their attackers closing in, their is only one choice:

STAY ALIVE.  OR DON’T.

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My Review

I have just been on a heart-pounding, rollercoaster ride…..I have just finished reading See How They Run!

Harry and Alice are a normal family when their lives are turned upside down following intruders breaking into their home one night.

Bale effectively captures most people’s fears when the place you are supposed to be safe – your home – becomes a dangerous place to be. Bale’s rich descriptions throughout the book make you feel tense and uncomfortable. I caught myself holding my breath when the intruders break into the house. The fact that Harry and Alice are so ordinary plays on your fear even more.

Full of odious characters who commit despicable acts you are left wondering who to trust and what to believe. Some of the acts committed are brutal and graphic and I was left open-mouthed in places. At the end of each chapter you have to continue reading to find out what happens next. This book kept me up late at night as a result! Tom ends each chapter at exactly the right moment to keep you on the edge of your seat.

I really felt that I was living through this with Harry and Alice and felt quite stressed at times. I’m sure my blood pressure rose while reading this book!

This is the first book I have read by Tom Bale and it won’t be my last. The fast pace, action, twists, despicable characters combined with great writing all make for a fantastic thriller in my opinion. I loved it.

Thank you to Tom Bale. Bookouture and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Published 6th May 2016 by Bookouture.

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