Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard

Run Time
.ePUB, 417 pages
Published: 16 Aug 2022
By: Blackstone Publishing
Amazon | Goodreads

About The Book:
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.

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.

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?

My Review:
This book was pretty unique in that it is a book about a movie script that contains a book. Yes, that means three plot threads to follow and I loved every minute of it. Howard writes it in a way that is interesting and easy to follow. The story(ies) sucked me in right away and the character Adele was effective, compelling, charismatic, and unreliable as all hell. 

Catherine Ryan Howard is a consummate story within a storyteller. She has done this with other books and always manages to do so effectively. This one has many twists you won't see coming and the turns will give you whiplash. The #metoo theme of the book is front and center and brings to light the misogynic behaviour in the entertainment industry and brought forth the women's empowerment message.

I loved the remote setting in Ireland. It was gothic and creepy in all the best ways and was very remote and atmospheric. It made the book very suspenseful and left me feeling anxious while reading it. This was such a fun and entertaining read and so meta. Highly recommend. 

My Reviews Can Also Be Found On:


Popular posts from this blog

Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson

The Daughter's Tale by Armando Lucas Correa

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain