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And then she ran by Karen Clarke

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: HQ Digital
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About The Book

How far would you go to keep your baby safe?
Grace bundled her eight-week-old daughter into her carry cot, opened the door and ran.
Her life in New York faded into the background – she needed to keep her baby safe. She needed to get as far away from Patrick as possible.
Now, staying in a remote cottage in Wales, Grace is trying to start again. But she can’t shake the uneasy feeling that she’s been followed.
And then she finds a note. Left on her bed. A tiny scrap of paper with scrawl in bright red pen.
Keep her close. Anything could happen.
She’s been found. Patrick wants his baby back.
But Grace will do everything to stop him.


My Thoughts

A slow burn psychological thriller.
Since the beginning you know that Grace is scared for her life and her little one. She knows that what she has left behind is a dangerous man with a life full of lies, but now she is scared for her life. Is she safe with her aunt? You’ll have to read the book to know!
Since the first moment of the story you can feel the tension and Grace fears for her (and her little one) life; you don’t know why she runs away, only that she is scared of her own shadow. But there are multiple questions that start popping through the reader’s mind as the story begins; why Grace doesn’t want to talk to her mother? Why is she living Morag so apart from the world? Who is watching them from the forest?
This is a book to keep you scared, to make you fear to whom is watching you. But at the same time is a story for discoveries and truths, because Grace’s life seem full of secrets and lies; maybe now, with her life in danger she will have the bravery to ask for the truth from her own family.
I don’t want to talk much about Patrick’s story, he is a bad man and her wife was not much better, but what made them so toxic? Each other or were they rotten before they were together? After ending this book I had some deep thoughts about human nature, but, in the end, there’s one thing that matters. What would you do to protect your family? This slow paced story will keep you turning pages without noticing, are you ready?


About The Author

Karen Clarke is the author of twelve romantic comedies, with a recent switch to the dark side. Her first psychological thriller YOUR LIFE FOR MINE is out now and her second AND THEN SHE RAN will follow in April 2021
Karen has also co-written thrillers THE SECRET SISTER and THE PERFECT NANNY with fellow author Amanda Brittany.
Originally from Yorkshire, Karen has lived in Buckinghamshire in the UK for many years with her husband and three grown-up children. When she’s not writing, she reads a lot, loves photography, walking, baking and eating cake.