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  • Published: 7 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529135688
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

Run Rose Run




From America's most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller - a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

Every song tells a story.

She's a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.

She's also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.

Nashville is where she's come to claim her destiny. It's also where the darkness she's fled might find her. And destroy her.

Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire - a story that only America's #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.

  • Published: 7 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529135688
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the authors

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer, businesswoman and philanthropist. The composer of more than 3,000 songs, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has given away millions of books to children through her non-profit, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Praise for Run Rose Run

Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination.

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

No one gets this big without natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.

LEE CHILD, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

Patterson boils a scene down to a single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.

MICHAEL CONNELLY, bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series

James Patterson is the boss. End of.

IAN RANKIN, bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series

James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged.

STEVE BERRY, bestselling author of the Colton Malone series

Patterson is in a class by himself.

VANITY FAIR

Taut and exciting. Patterson's mastery plus Parton's insider knowledge of Nashville's dark underbelly equals one great read.

LISA GARDNER, bestselling author of the Detective D. D. Warren series

Run Rose Run is a suspenseful tale of a young musician desperate to escape her troubled past. A thrilling journey from two beloved voices, set against the backdrop of the country-music scene.

KATHLEEN GRISSOM, bestselling author of The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything

Dolly Parton is the beating heart and yearning soul of this amazing novel. Enter James Patterson, who knows how to grab a reader by the throat, kick up the suspense, and move a novel along better than anybody else in the world. Run Rose Run is enthralling, terrifying, enlightening, and moving all at once.

LEE SMITH, bestselling author of The Last Girls and Dimestore

Run Rose Run grips your heart from the start and never lets go. Like a great Dolly Parton song, it is rich with heart, humour and humanity, full of a yearning for the light even in the darkest of nights. Unforgettably good stuff.

TONY PARSONS, bestselling author of the DC Max Wolfe series

James Patterson is promiscuous with his charms. He has co-written thrillers with Bill Clinton, now he has snuggled up to another Southern institution, Dolly Parton. In this thriller a young singer-songwriter in Nashville is determined to make it big, but - surprise, surprise - she's on the run from her deadly past . . . It's going to be big.

The Times

We always knew Dolly Parton was a wit. ("It costs me a lot of money to look this cheap.") In Covid, funding vaccine research, she became a hero. For her next trick, she unveils herself as a novelist, co-writing her debut with prolific hit-machine James Patterson

Daily Telegraph

'One of the most eagerly anticipated thrillers of 2022'

Daily Express

'Tells the story of a down-on-her-luck singer songwriter whose career is turbo-charged by a country music legend bearing more than a passing resemblance to the legendary Parton herself'

Sunday Express

'It could be the literary year's shining jewel. Or more surely, simply sell by the shedload'

RTE

'America's master storyteller and much-loved performer join forces'

Sun

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