Tuesday, February 16, 2016

On the Road Again

My Kirkus Reviews column this week looks at Scottish author Peter May’s latest U.S. release, Runaway (Quercus), an engrossing standalone yarn that, as I explain in the piece, “is partly crime fiction, partly a story of misspent and naïve youth, and partly a redemption tale.” Inspired by an episode from the author’s own past, Runaway tells about a party of five “teenage musicians from Glasgow, Scotland, who hie off impulsively to London in quest of pop stardom, only to have their adventure turn discouraging and deadly.” In a parallel narrative, the book also follows several of those same characters 50 years later, when—as older and less-impulsive men—they reunite to settle a bit of unfinished business in the British capital.

You can read my whole column here.

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