The Running Game follows a young woman named Rachael, she starts off being followed home from work in a drastically different England than we have today. Rachael is different than the average human, i mean sure she has a job, boyfriend, pays the bills, eats the normal kind of food. But she can do things that no one else can and remain unseen in a room where people are looking for her. She doesn’t understand why the guy is following her home and watching her, but what her dad taught her when she was younger kicks into play. The Running Game. To find the quickest and most efficient route to get away and hide, without getting caught.
Charlie and John are brothers that specialise in finding people who don’t want to be or can’t be found. They’ve been tracking Rachael for 2 weeks, a man called Pinky want’s her and there not sure why. However instead of questioning him, they need the money and accepted the job without question. Only now that they’re about to turn her in do they have doubts. When Charlier approaches her to get the last conformation, he finds out something and his conscience will no longer give her away. He tells her to run, to get out of S’aven and never look back if it’s the last thing she does.
The characters and the plot keep you captivated from beginning to end, Rachael is a likeable character and later into the book you begin to like Charlie and John more. The book is told in the PoV of many different characters and whilst at first it can be confusing, it gives you a much deeper insight into what everyone’s intentions are and why they are doing what they are doing. With murder’s, dirty cops, revenge and many more themes there’s not a lot this book doesn’t contain. If you like nitty-gritty dystopians that are based more on our world than fantasy then this book is definitely for you!
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