The Runaway {Audiobook}

About the Book

Author: Peter J. Thompson
Narrator: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes
Publisher: Peter. J. Thompson | 2019
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: January 30, 2019

A corrupt corporation. Ruthless assassins. Will the family that runs together… die together?
Fifteen-year-old Zach Monaghan has a target on his back. In the witness protection program for his father’s whistleblowing, he’s now run away, back to his old home in Chicago.Zach wants to get back to his friends and to Lindsey, the girl he’d met right before being whisked off in the middle of the night. But escaping his fake identity won’t last long if two contract killers catch up to him…
Big Joe Gorski has climbed the ladder from street thug to tycoon. Now he’s got it all–riches–status–police, and politicians in his pocket. But life at the top is suddenly unsteady and one slip can bring it all down. With a scheming partner, politicians who won’t stay bought and Feds breathing down his neck,Gorski has to move carefully. But being careful goes against his nature. He’s a raging bull and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep what he has … let the bodies fall where they will.
As the ruthless killer draws closer to Zach, surviving the greedy corporate plot may force the whole family to get their hands bloody…

The Runaway is a fast-paced thriller with dizzying twists and turns. If you like non-stop action, high-stakes tension, and large casts of compelling characters, then you’ll love Peter Thompson’s gripping novel.

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I went into this book completely blind. Honestly, I didn’t mean to sign up for this tour, but whoa, am I ever glad I did! I’ve never been one for audiobooks because I get so distracted, but while listening to this one, I was able to work on some crochet orders I had. I started the book on a Tuesday and by mid-Thursday, I was finished. I paused it on my computer, downloaded the Audible app on my phone and took my phone with me while cooking dinner just so I could listen to the book! Once dinner was over and the kitchen cleaned up, I opened it back up on my computer to finish listening to it! This book was fantastic! Constant thrills, constantly wondering what was going to happen next.

Again, not one for a lot of thriller books, I tend to stick with romance and other books like that. But wow!! This was an awesome fast-paced, action-packed, heart-pounding book. All of the characters were well thought out, in my opinion, with awesome backstories of their own.

I really enjoyed listening to this narrator! He brought the characters to life with his various accents and different voices. The heightened suspense of the book really kept me on edge and I notably enjoyed this book!


I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Peter J. Thompson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.



Peter Thompson grew up on the east side of Chicago, in the shadow of the steel mills where the air was sooty and smelled of sulfur. His life wasn’t always so gritty, but the grit and realism finds its way into his thrillers. He has always loved stories of every kind, and one of his joys is finding a way to get inside character’s heads, seeing the world as they see it and feeling their triumphs, pain, and fear. He visualizes his characters when he writes, and they are larger than life in the big screen of his imagination.

Before pursuing his passion and becoming a full-time author, he tried his hand at everything from factory work, breaking cement in a construction crew, running his own pizza shop, and he was a well-regarded presence in the mortgage industry for nearly thirty years. When he isn’t writing, Peter loves, spicy food, live music, and exciting and thought-provoking books and movies. He is a fitness buff who loves to spend time with his grown sons and is looking forward to traveling the world and seeking adventures with his lovely partner.

To get in touch, find out more about future projects, please stop by www.authorpeterthompson.com. Sign up for his reading list to find out about new releases and receive free perks.
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Gary Tiedemann is a full-time voice-actor and narrator of audiobooks, with over 60 unabridged titles narrated and counting. He has voiced countless commercials and multimedia productions in addition to spending over 10 years on stage performing improv, sketch comedy and original works of theatre. Gary is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans. He currently splits his time between Florida and Chicago. See more at www.garytiedemann.com
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5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Thanks so much for both the book description, review and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.

  2. Jess is right, happy accident indeed and even more so that you really enjoyed a genre that’s not your usual go-to!

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