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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!

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  • Gwyneth Smith
  • 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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  • 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.....

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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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  • Fersh
  • 07-11-18

Classic Cole

The talented Martina Cole did it again. Yes, she uses a basic template but this story is much more. That Cathy overcomes a dreadful start in life is expected. That she is fundamentally a good person is expected. That she is loved by such diverse characters is probably expected. But the twists, turns and final denouement wasn’t expected. The story is poignant in many ways. It has very dark moments, coupled with emotional highs. This is one I shall listen to again...soon! Highly recommended.

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  • barbara smith
  • 06-18-18

amazin

Bloody loved it well worth a read..always love Annie aldington narrating but this girl was good..great storyline and characters...brilliant from martina again..couldn't wait to keep putting it on. really got into the story and characters

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  • steve
  • 01-11-18

Excellent

Another book I simply couldn't put down - kept me going right to the last minute

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-18

i loved it

this good got me through a spring clean, really enjoyed it, the lady who reads it was great i could always tell which character she was through the change of her voice

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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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  • 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.