The Runaway


By Hollie Overton

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Read by Cassandra Morris

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A psychologist working for the LAPD goes on a dangerous journey through Los Angeles’ criminal underworld to track down her missing foster daughter in this gripping new thriller by the author of the international bestseller Baby Doll.

You’ll do anything to protect her. But you’ll have to find her first.

When LAPD forensic psychologist Becca Ortiz agrees to foster teenage runaway Ash, she knows she will love and protect her as her own daughter.

Ash may have turned her back on her old life on the streets, but there is still one person who she can’t bear to lose. Now he is about to drag her back into a dark world where nothing and no one is safe.

How far will Becca go to save her daughter?

And can she find her before it’s too late?

For more from Hollie Overton, check out:
Baby Doll
The Walls

  • "In this nail-biter...Overton shines a light on the plight of the mentally ill, foster children, and the homeless while building plenty of tension. Fans of bighearted thrillers will find a lot to like."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "A twisty ending ties together this moving exploration of street life, betrayal, and reconciliation."
  • "If you love police procedurals, you'll want to get your hands on Hollie Overton's The Runaway ASAP."
  • "What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page."
    New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen on Baby Doll
  • "A suspenseful and satisfying psychological thriller by a writer who has hit her stride."
    Dallas Morning News on The Walls
  • "Compelling ... Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next."
    Publishers Weekly on Baby Doll
  • "Moves at breakneck speed."
    Stylist on Baby Doll
  • "Overton spins a fast-moving, increasingly compelling tale."
    Booklist on The Walls

On Sale
Aug 6, 2019
Hachette Audio

Hollie Overton

About the Author

Debut author Hollie Overton was raised by her single mother, and Hollie — an identical twin herself — draws on her unique childhood experiences for her first novel, Baby Doll. Overton’s father was a member of the notorious Overton gang in Austin, Texas, and spent several years in prison for manslaughter. Hollie is a television writer and resides in Los Angeles.

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