In the riveting new novel from Nancy Allen, a woman with a dark past must evade the authorities in order to protect her family—and her own life. After serving time for a crime she didn’t commit, Paige Barnes is determined to start over. She moves to a remote town in upstate New York and becomes Ellie Martin, single mom and owner of a home daycare center. But when one of her young charges goes missing, Paige knows that someone will come looking for her sooner rather than later. And sure enough, Officer Matthew Winters arrives on the scene asking questions about the child who was last seen in Ellie Martin’s care. Paige does everything she can think of to throw Winters off track: she deletes all evidence of herself from the web; sabotages her car so it won’t start; even arms herself against potential attackers. But as days turn into weeks and then months without any sign of the little girl, Paige realizes that she can no longer keep running forever..
For who is this book for ?
This book is for audiences who love mystery, thriller and suspense genres. The story follows the protagonist, Paige Barnes, as she tries to evade the police after being wrongly accused of a crime. Readers will be captivated by her thrilling escape attempts while also rooting for her to clear her name and reunite with her family.
- The author does a great job of creating suspense and keeping the reader hooked.
- The plot is interesting and unpredictable.
- The characters are well developed and sympathetic
- It’s been done before: fugitive on the run trying to protect her family
- It is slow in parts
- The ending could be better
Learn more about the author
Nancy Allen is the pseudonym for a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney who now writes full time. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she has written more than two dozen novels, including the acclaimed Justice series. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
“This is an edge-of-your seat thriller that had me captivated from the first page! The story moves quickly and never lets up, keeping you guessing until the very end. I loved Paige—her strength and resilience are admirable, and I rooted for her all the way. A must read for fans of suspenseful thrillers!”
“Renegade is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that had me hooked from the first page! I couldn’t put it down and raced through to find out what happened. Paige Barnes is a fascinating heroine, trying to make a new life for herself after serving time for a crime she didn’t commit. When one of her charges goes missing, she knows the police are going to come looking for her – and Officer Matthew Winters proves more persistent than she anticipated. This is an action-packed novel with plenty of suspense, romance, and family drama.”
“Renegade is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that had me hooked from the first chapter. Fast paced and full of suspense, I couldn’t put it down! Nancy Allen does a fantastic job creating a flawed but likable protagonist you can’t help rooting for.”