“Olsen takes a successful stab at thriller writing for teens…taut…Without dropping a beat, the story ends in a crescendo of danger and turmoil and paves the way for the vigilante teen to take on more criminals in subsequent books.” —Kirkus Reviews
“THE GIRL ON THE RUN is a brilliant nail-biter of a teen thriller. A lightning-fast pace and plenty of devious twists…and driven by characters we care about. Highly recommended.”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and PATIENT ZERO
“With THE GIRL ON THE RUN, Gregg Olsen slams through the walls of crime writing and lets young adult readers in. This is a classic crime novel with so many elegant twists and turns you never know where it will take you. Expect the unexpected and THE GIRL ON THE RUN will still surprise you. “
–CJ Daugherty, internationally bestselling author of the NIGHT SCHOOL SERIES
A twisted murder, a tangle of lies...Now Rylee must run for her life.
What if you discovered that everything you thought you knew about yourself was a lie? Rylee is fifteen years old, and has spent her life being shuttled from city to city by her parents. She assumes the reasons are normal - work and opportunities. But the truth couldn't be any more shocking. One day Rylee comes home from school to find the most horrifying thing imaginable - her father dead, with a knife through his heart, and a key clutched in his hand. Her mother's purse is on the counter, but she appears to be long gone. A message in blood is written on the floor...RUN.
With her brother in tow, Rylee begins a dark journey, one that will uncover horrific and chilling crimes and lead her to an unexpected and gruesome discovery about her real father and what - or who - is behind his insatiable desire to kill. By the journey's end Rylee's childhood is a long way behind her...RUN is the first title in the new Vengeance series, following Rylee as she begins to piece together the story of her life and to avenge unpunished crimes - starting with her own. From acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen comes an edgy thriller akin to "Dexter" for a younger generation, with a resourceful and memorable female protagonist unlike any other in contemporary young adult fiction.