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Runaway / Peter May.

By: May, Peter, 1951- [author.].
Description: 424 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781784299828.Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Glasgow (Scotland) -- Fiction | London (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their sixties, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades. Runaway is a crime novel covering fifty years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished; set against the backdrop of two unique and contrasting cities at two unique and contrasting periods of recent history.
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Fiction MAY (Browse shelf) Checked out 31/05/2019 i2139862
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In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged.In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their sixties, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades.Runaway is a crime novel covering fifty years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished; set against the backdrop of two unique and contrasting cities at two unique and contrasting periods of recent history.

"Hurt will haunt you"--Cover.

In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their sixties, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades. Runaway is a crime novel covering fifty years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished; set against the backdrop of two unique and contrasting cities at two unique and contrasting periods of recent history.

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Library Journal Review

Aye, over here, young fella. Didn't notice me sitting here, did you? Did I ever tell you aboot the time me and my four mates headed up to London from Glasgow? That was in the Sixties, way before your time. We were all 17, in a band, and had visions of the Beatles dancing in our heads. Actually, we didna know our G-clefs from our Y-fronts, but that didn stop us-at least not for a while. We slept rough or not at all, saw Bob Dylan behind the Savoy Hotel, and John Lennon himself may even have told us hello. Then it all went sour, and three of us returned home. Those were memories we dined on for the next 50 years. Then, after all that time, the remnants of the group (one of our gang had terminal cancer) returned to London to try to clear us a murder and our various messes. Verdict For those who remember the Sixties, but aren't sure if they've taken their meds today, this tale of two nostalgia trips is for them; for others, it might seem akin to taking a road trip through unfamiliar terrain with their Uncle Pete, if it's kept in mind that Uncle Pete is a crackerjack storyteller. Still, readers who enjoyed May's acclaimed "Lewis Trilogy" may want this stand-alone.-Bob Lunn, Kansas City, MO © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Comment by Kath
06/04/2015

Nostalgia for the Baby Boomers - loved it! Four lads run away from home in the early 60s to form a band. Their adventures in London and the consequences today. Great read.

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