“You know those books that are wonderful, but that envy, the worm in the bud, makes you shy away from praising because you wish you’d created that prose or those insights? Runner by Tracy Clark. She understands the streets, kids, the way a PI and a cop really work. Kudos.”
— New York Times Bestselling author Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski series.
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Tracy Clark’s “lapel-grabbing and provocative new novel.” — The New York
“Clark writes with purpose, her sense of social justice never venturing into dogma but remaining fully rooted in Raines’s actions and personality. She saves, but is no savior, because she operates in a world where survival is the benchmark, and pain remains in the aftermath.” — The New York Times
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Cass visits Ramona’s foster mother, Deloris Poole, who is also desperate to bring the girl home. Ramona came to Deloris six months ago, angry and distrustful, but was slowly opening up. The police are on the search, but Cass has sources closer to the streets, and a network of savvy allies. Yet it seems Ramona doesn’t want to be found. And Cass soon begins to understand why.
Ramona is holding secrets dark enough to kill for, and anyone who helps her may be fair game. And if Ramona can’t run fast enough and hide well enough to keep the truth safe, she and Cass may both be out of time.