The Running Club – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Running Club

Author:- Ali Low

Date published:- will be published on 14th March 2023

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4.5/5

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.

I enjoyed Ali Lowe’s previous book The Trivia Night that I was mighty excited when I got the ARC forthe second book The Running Club.

Rich neighborhood, rich couples, a running track for the neighborhood, privileged area…but each of the couples are holding a deep secret. Then one of the women gets murdered in the neighborhood.

The story consisted of Carole, Lottie, Shelby and Fiona and are told from their POVs. The story divides back an forth between past and present and also describe the fabulous wealthy lives these women seem to be enjoying. There were nail-biting moments, quiet a page turner and the fact that the characters seem to be having a narcissistic trend in their character made the story even more better. There were twists and turns in the story but the ending was so completely unexpected that I did not expect that type of ending! Overall, this is a page-turner that will keep you up all night–worth 4.5 stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Hodder for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Ali is a journalist and has written for magazines, newspapers and websites in the UK and Australia. She was Features Editor at OK! magazine in London, the highlight of which was following David Beckham around Elton John’s back garden.

Ali’s debut novel The Trivia Night – about a group of primary parents who make a reckless, one-night-only pact of infidelity – was published in February 2022.

Her second, The Running Club, hits shelves in March.

Follow Ali on Instagram @ali_lowe_author

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