A review by soobooksalot
Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard

challenging dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


"That's the problem with mysteries... they only exist because you don't have the answers."
 Run Time is a great transition book for summer to fall!
 The tension is no joke in Catherine Ryan Howard's newest thriller. It's non-stop!
 Thank you to Netgalley and Blackstone Publishing for my eARC for review.
 Adele Rafferty is an actress, known once upon a time for her work on a soap opera. She relocated to LA and was never quite able to transition to film.
 Then a last-second job offer comes along for a horror film, shooting in a remote Irish locale and under a strict non-disclosure clause.
 As per the genre, wise decisions do not a horror film make.
 The story is told in traditional manner, then intercut with pieces of the script for Final Draft - there's a story within a script within the story. 
 The tension is high in Run Time. I thoroughly enjoyed flipping the pages to find out what was happening to Adele once mysterious goings-on started occurring at the set.
 The reveals were a bit messy and disjointed. But overall an enjoyable read and a great ending - recommended!
 Released on Aug. 16.

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