Tuesday 21 July 2020

The Women Who Ran Away - blog tour


The Women Who Ran Away

Sheila O’Flanagan


A life-affirming new novel about the power of inter-generational female friendship from the author of number one bestsellers Her Husband’s Mistake, The Missing Wife and The Hideaway

Two women form an unlikely friendship as they face up to shocking truths about the men they’ve loved- and take the reins on deciding their future.

Deira is setting out on the holiday she’d planned with her long-term partner Gavin- only she’s on her own. Gavin will not be amused when he finds out she’s ‘borrowed’ his car, but since their brutal break-up Deira’s not been acting rationally. Maybe a drive through beautiful France will help her see things differently.

Grace is also travelling alone, each stage of her journey outlined in advance by her late husband. Ken was head of the household when he was alive, and it seems he’s still in charge. His last decision was a surprise- could there be more surprises to come? There’s only one way to find out, galling though it is to dance again to Ken’s tune.

Thrown together by chance, Grace and Deira find that it’s easier to share secrets with a stranger, especially in the shimmering sunny countryside of Spain and France. But they soon find that there’s no escaping the truth, whether you’re running away from it or racing towards it...


It’s been quite a while since I read anything by this author. I inhaled her books about fifteen years ago. I was so hoping I’d enjoy this story as much as I loved her early stories. I’m glad to say I loved it. The Women Who Ran Away is a great page turner. Once I started I didn’t want to put the book down. 

Deira and Grace are two strangers who find themselves on a ferry from Ireland to France. They strike up a friendship and go on a journey together. 

This is a well told story with a great storyline. Would make a great beach read.

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Sheila O’Flanagan is the author of bestselling chart- toppers, including Her Husband’s Mistake, The Hideaway, What Happened That Night, The Missing Wife, My Mother’s Secret and All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award). After working in banking and finance for a number of years, Sheila’s love for writing blossomed into curating stories about relationships in all their many forms.

www.sheilaoflanagan.com | @sheilaoflanagan Facebook.com/sheilabooks

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