See How They Run – Tom Bale


Published on 6 May 2016 by Bookouture and available here

How far would you go to save your family?
In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.

This is no burglary gone wrong.
The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.
And they are prepared to kill to get to him.

When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding?

One thing is clear – they already know too much.

As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time for breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only a choice:


My thanks to Bookouture for sending me a review copy.

My thoughts

This is rather a fun pacey thriller, from Tom Bale. If you’ve ever wished your life could become a wee bit more interesting, then this is for you! An innocent couple have a very bad day or so! 

Alice and Harry are Mr and Mrs Conventional and Average, living in Brighton with their new baby.  Suddenly thugs wake them up and make all kinds of bizarre threats. They seem to want to find Renshaw. Renshaw doesn’t live there. Alice and Harry rather than being sensible and running away, start to investigate. This brings trouble with a capital T to their door. Suddenly their lives spins out of control, with parcels and a strange woman tailing Harry. What on earth does it all mean? 

There is action, dashing around across the country, in Alice’s case with a small baby in tow, and some rather evil ulterior motives from our baddies. I was very drawn to the couple and enjoyed their terrible times! (I know! Bad of me!) This was ALL massively entertaining!

Thrilling, slightly far fetched and worth a few hours of your time. Tom Bale is one author to keep an eye on. 

About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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