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When Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are thrown together as children in the East End their fate is sealed. Cathy's miserable life as a prostitute's child changes forever when she's forced into care. The ordeal that follows leaves her with no choice but to run away to Soho, and she learns to survive in the violent heart of London's underworld. Meanwhile, Eamonn, who fled to New York, has gained a reputation as a ruthless villain. But when their paths cross again, Cathy is an equal match for Eamonn - and nothing's going to make her run away this time...

©1997 Martina Cole (P)2011 Martina Cole

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  • johanna
  • Surry hills, Australia
  • 12-31-11

Worth Gettting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because its based in London and certain places in the London She could relate to the places

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cathy Because she was a normal lady who could do anything at all with her life who worked hard to get what she wanted and not be like her mother.

Which scene was your favorite?

When cathy met her true love

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No I had to break it up because it had too much detail of murder and killing

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  • claire
  • 06-04-11

the runaway

This was a brilliant listen, really riveting- I listened to it twice!!! Definately recommend! The plot evolved all the way through with no hint of the ending!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Christopher
  • 06-21-11

Superb

I would recommend this book to anyone - it kept me rivetted all the way through.
Brilliantly written, you really feel as though you are a part of these people lives & you cant help but get involved. I thoroughly enjoyed it & will listen to it again.....

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Gwyneth
  • 01-07-12

Just the right mix of violence and romance

In my opinion one of Martina's better story lines, violent but not too much so, I loved the characters even though they resemble ones from previous books.

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  • simon
  • 03-26-15

LOVED IT!!

Whereas im not enjoying her latest books so much.....these older ones are brilliant.....Up until the last 6 or so....I thought she was untouchable..now I'm following Kimberley Chambers /Mandasue Heller.

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  • Ian
  • 11-03-13

One of my least favourite

What disappointed you about The Runaway?

It attempted to shock but it was just shocking. It was formulaic and crude with no redeeming features. Not sure the audience that she was targeting but I'm not in it.

What was most disappointing about Martina Cole’s story?

It was unbelievable

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  • Cinders
  • 11-30-17

brilliant story

highly recommend. loved the story, narration and was easy listening too. a bit saucy, sometimes too aggressive and graphic.

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  • Julia
  • 06-12-17

Narrator spoiled it for me.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The Narrator.

Would you recommend The Runaway to your friends? Why or why not?

I think some of the earlier books have better characters in them. I absolutely loved Goodnight Lady and Dangerous Lady.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Unfortunately, the narrator has a very monotone approach, ending each line with a pause. It gets irritating after a while. However, her voices of the characters are good and interesting, I just wish she would put as much interest the the rest of the text too.

Any additional comments?

I am working my way through the Martina Cole collection, and looking forward to listening to the next one!

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  • Andrea
  • 06-12-17

loved it

my first experience of a Martina Cole novel, I will definitely be listening to more :)

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  • D
  • 06-09-17

The best Martina Cole book

Where does The Runaway rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its certainly in the top 3 books I've listened to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was, but it'd be a hell of a marathon getting through it in one go!

Any additional comments?

Brilliant, from start to finish.

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  • A M Underwood
  • 03-25-17

Another brilliant book

Took a little while to get into but well worth it. Gruesome in places but great twists and turns in the storyline. Another gripping book By Martina

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  • Patricia Sloan
  • 10-18-16

What a story

Nothing too dislike about this book, what a great story, very confronting but I encourage you to read it.