Run Away Baby
By Holly Tierney-Bedord
4 out of 5 stars! I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. I enjoy reading about complex relationships, even when they’re totally screwed up. The first chapter of this book immediately hooked me. Abby is married to Randall, the most controlling man I have ever heard of. There are video cameras all over Abby’s house. If she is out shopping, she has to bring home receipts for proof of where she went. If there is too long between receipt times, he gets suspicious. Randall tracks her location on her phone. The abuse is not only emotional, but often, physical.
I found it interesting that Abby’s life looks so perfect to outsiders- barely needs to work, house cleaner, cook, wealthy husband, spending money, carefree life. There is so much hidden under the surface. Abby hasn’t had to provide for herself in so long she doesn’t know things like how to load a dishwasher. In the book, Abby gets a job a job 8 hours a week at Randall’s friend’s company in order to save Randall money on insurance. This begins a chain of events that lead to Abby trying to plan an escape from her life.
This book was unpredictable. I was always wondering whether or not Abby could trust certain characters. I was constantly afraid of what Randall would do to her if certain things were revealed. I really cared about her welfare. I loved all the details that went into her planning her escape. I truly felt like I was right with Abby through it all.
This was a great thriller and a very fast-paced read. The premise of the book was fascinating. I would recommend it!