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Reviewed by Debs Carr
Sophie Green is an ex-spy. At least she was, until an MI5 officer was murdered with her gun on the night she visited him at his office. She’s been set up, but the only way to prove her innocence and stay alive is to go on the run and try to discover who is behind it all.
Her boyfriend Luke works for MI6. He is gorgeous and Sophie can't believe he's in love with someone as unpredictable as her. Neither can he. When she discovers she's been framed, Sophie goes to Lukes flat in the middle of the night and leaves behind her beloved feral cat, Tammy, and ‘borrows’ his car. She escapes to France where she books into a campsite under an assumed name and is woken on her first night by a shadowy stranger who forces her to let him into her sleepingbag under gunpoint. It seems that she’s not the only one who's being chased, but before she can discover his identity he leaves. Sophie refuses to let Luke know where she is and turns to Docherty, another spy from her past. She isn't sure whether she can trust him and knows that Luke loathes him, but has little choice. He gives her the address of a safehouse and it's there that her stranger reappears. He turns out to be a bounty hunter called Jack and it transpires he's also been set up for a murder he insists he didn't do. It seems that the only way to survive will be to work together, albeit in disharmony, to try and discover who wants them dead.
I wasn’t sure what I’d make of this book. Spy stories aren’t my preferred reading matter, but I have to admit that I really enjoyed Run Rabbit Run. From the first page the story raced on with many surprises and unexpected twists. Sophie isn't your usual spy. She's chaotic, a little crazy, but also brave and fights for what she believes in. Luke and Jack, although the opposite to each other, are both gorgeous and Sophie’s changing relationship with each of them and Docherty’s shadowy presence kept me wondering who she should trust and who could be the person behind the murders. It was violent at times, but never boring and the sexual chemistry between Sophie and the two heroes was palpable.
A fast-paced, gritty story with gorgeous heroes and twists that will keep you guessing right to the end.