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Runtime

11h 3m

Release

08-16-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Runtime

11h 3m

Release

08-16-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

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Overview

An Apple Best Book of the Month Pick
A PopSugar Pick of New Thriller & Mystery  Books
Amazon's Top 10 Editors' Picks: Mysteries & Thrillers
A BookRiot Pick of 16 August Mystery, Thriller & Crime Books
A CrimeReads Pick of Best New Crime Books of the Month
A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book for Fall
A Gizmodo Pick of the Month's New Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Books
A Crime by the Book Pick of Summer's Must-Read Crime Books
An Indie Next List Pick for September
A Bustle Pick of the Month's Most Anticipated Books
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Lights 

Feeling her stardom fading, struggling soap-actress Adele Rafferty is ready to give up on her dreams when she gets a last-minute offer to play the lead in upcoming horror film Final Draft. Could this be her big break? Will she have redemption for what happened the last time she was on a film set? Adele doesn’t think twice before signing the dotted line.  

Camera 

Adele quickly makes her way to set, deep into the isolated and wintry woods of West Cork, Ireland, miles away from civilization and cell service.  

Action 

When real life on set starts to somehow mirror the sinister events portrayed in the script, Adele fears the real horror lies off the page. Isolated and unsure who in the crew she can trust, is there anywhere or any time left to run?

Editorial Reviews

“Dizzy and dazzling, Run Time offers enough tricks and treats to fill a dozen Halloweens. Movie lovers and thriller fans will devour it.” Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The House across the Lake

“A story, within a story, within a story. Nobody writes thrillers like Catherine Ryan Howard. I was hooked from the first page. An original, clever, and unputdownable thriller. I highly recommend running to get a copy. I loved it!” Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author of Rock Paper Scissors

“Catherine Ryan Howard is a master thriller writer and Run Time is up there with the best, as the movie set of nightmares she so evocatively conjures starts to turn on its lead actress. The twisty, ingenious plotting and atmospheric location make for a deeply chilling and unputdownable read. I didn’t want it to end!” Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium

“Run Time is a mind-twisting story about the filming of a horror movie. Compelling doesn’t do it justice, this book is flat-out addictive. Catherine Ryan Howard never fails to write something that’s inventive, creative, and captivating.” Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

“Howard makes her lead’s experiences feel fresh and immediate as she breathes new life into tired horror tropes. Riley Sager fans will be riveted.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This is the best book you will read in 2022 and you can quote me on that…One of the most riveting books I’ve read in a long time. Adele is a wonderful main character, both dynamic and unreliable. The story is exactly what I’ve come to expect from Catherine Ryan Howard, and that is well-written, full of twists, and symbolic of the world around us…This story is powerful, creepy, and extremely meta in the best way. I haven’t read a book that truly creeped me out like this in a long time. The setting was dark and slimy and had all the right elements to make me keep the lights on while reading. I could never quite put my finger on what was really going on, and I think that’s what makes for an exceptional story. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone as one of the biggest successes of the year.” Mystery & Suspense

“A new master of the genre.” CrimeReads

“An entertaining read. The twists and turns of Adele’s sordid tale are interesting, and the narrative is well written. If you’re just dipping your toe into horror, Run Time is a good place to start.” Washington Independent Review of Books

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Catherine Ryan Howard

Author Biography

Catherine Ryan Howard is an internationally bestselling crime writer from Cork, Ireland. Her novel 56 Days was named a best thriller of 2021 by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Irish Times; was her second Irish number one bestseller; and won Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Her previous work has been shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and the CWA’s John Creasey New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, and she’s been shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year multiple times. Her work has been published in seventeen languages, and a number of her novels have been optioned for screen. She lives in Dublin, where she currently divides her time between the desk and the couch.

Alan Smyth

Narrator Biography

Alan Smyth, an audiobook narrator, has worked as a professional actor for more than fifteen years. He has toured extensively in Ireland and the United States and has worked with such companies as the BBC, Paramount Pictures, and Showtime Productions.

Alison McKenna

Narrator Biography

Alison McKenna is an actress and producer from the United Kingdom. In addition to film, television, and stage acting, she has narrated the audiobooks Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle and The Gathering by Anne Enright.

Alana Kerr Collins

Narrator Biography

Alana Kerr Collins is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She is also an actor, puppeteer, and singer who studied at the Impulse Company in London and earned a BA in drama and English at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She starred in the short films Rachel 9000, The Deal, and Veritas and has appeared in several television series, including Emu and Big City Park.

Gerard Doyle

Narrator Biography

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.

Gary Furlong

Narrator Biography

Gary Furlong grew up in Wexford, Ireland. Throughout his life he has worn many hats working as a teacher, puppeteer, improv artist, actor, and singer. He can perform in general British, general American, and an Irish accent to a native level and can speak Japanese fluently. He now works full time as an audiobook narrator and voice actor from his home in Ireland.

Siobhan Waring

Narrator Biography

Siobhan Waring is a British audiobook narrator and voiceover artist with a warm voice that is described as soothing, inquisitive, and wry. She tells stories in all genres with character voices and accents for fiction and nonfiction.