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The Running Club

Ali Lowe

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English
Hachette Australia
09 January 2024
The rules of the running club are the same as they have always been: keep your breath steady, keep your mind sharp, record your laps! Only now there's a new one: don't get killed.

The wealthy community of Esperance is picture-perfect. Big houses, stunning views, beautiful people. A brand new running track for the local club to jog around in the evenings. From the outside, it looks like paradise.

But the women of the town know the truth: you can hide anything - from wrinkles to secrets from your past - if you have enough money.

You could even hide a murder.

THE RUNNING CLUB is the gripping, twisty page-turner from the author of THE TRIVIA NIGHT, full of secrets, lies and reveals you won't see coming.
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Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781529348897
ISBN 10:   1529348897
Pages:   432
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ali Lowe has been a journalist for 20 years. She has written for bridal magazines, parenting titles, websites and newspapers in London and then Australia, after she moved to Sydney fourteen years ago on a trip that was meant to last a year. She was Features Editor at OK! in London, where she memorably stalked celebrities in Elton John's garden at his annual White Tie and Tiara ball. Ali lives on the northern beaches of Sydney with her husband and three young children.

Reviews for The Running Club

'Ali Lowe is moving swiftly into the footprints of Liane Moriarty' * The Australian * The Running Club has it all: old and new secrets, glamour and greed, and extreme competitiveness which is darkly funny . . . until it turns criminal. I raced to the last page * B. M. Carroll * A sharp, clever and compelling read about family, friends and the secrets and lies that bind them together . . . I couldn't stop turning the pages and read it in just two days! Ali's characterisation is always pitch-perfect leaving me both surprised and horrified by the dark side lurking beneath the glamourous and wealthy facades of her protagonists. The Running Club is no exception - nearly everyone in Esperance is hiding something, so I'd advise keeping your running spikes at home . . . * Sarah Pearse * The Running Club was all about the fascinating characters for me. Their overlapping pasts; their places in the social hierarchy; their resentments, jealousies, secrets and betrayals. A running club riddled with rivalries, leading to a murder mystery that had me gripped til the end * Helen Cooper * Appropriately fast-paced, you don't have to be a runner to recognise Lowe's brilliantly drawn characters. This gripping thriller, where nobody is quite who they seem and everyone is a suspect, held me tight within its grip and I raced to the end * Polly Phillips * I loved the elite lives, the big money and bigger secrets. Fast-paced and brilliantly taut * L.V. Matthews * More frenemies than friends, there are twin sisters demonstrating a bizarre mix of sibling rivalry and union, and best pals who really put the 'end' in friendship . . . If you're a fan of Liane Moriarty, make sure this new author is on your radar * Belfast Telegraph * Deliciously dark and completely enthralling, The Running Club is the perfect follow up to Ali's brilliant debut. Curl up on the couch and sink your teeth into this addictive and immensely satisfying read * Nicola Moriarty * Utterly gripping * Heat * Ali Lowe is channelling Liane Moriarty in The Running Club, a whodunnit set in the exclusive Australian town of Esperance, a picture-perfect beach location exclusively people with dreadful human beings . . . It's a fun way to while away an evening * Observer * Ali Lowe is moving swiftly in the footsteps of Liane Moriarty, with her twisty family dramas . . . She is one to watch * Weekend Australian * Ali's book has all the ingredients of a great read with a clever plot, relatable themes, deep character development and a powerful sense of place. Not to mention her clever writing style which keeps you hooked right to the end * Australian Woman's Weekly * The Running Club is well-paced with a well-woven plot, slowly revealing a bit more of each character with riveting suspense throughout . . . an enthralling, captivating, whodunit puzzle of a novel that will satisfy your curiosities when you put the pieces together - especially when you find out the 'why' alongside the 'who'. This makes for a perfect page-turning weekend read. * Better Reading * The seven deadly sins of pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony and sloth are on gaudy show here and we are left not unsatisfied by the final revelation of the cold serving of revenge. * Living Arts Canberra * If you love Liane Moriarty, you'll love Ali Lowe * Sheerluxe *


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