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Night Runner

Edge-of-your-seat adventure from an award-winning storyteller

Author Tim Bowler

Suitable for:  Age: 12+

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-279414-7
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Paperback: 208 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Availability: In stock.

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A nail-biting adventure which follows Zinny as he tries to escape the danger that suddenly engulfs him. He's not just running for his life but for the lives of his family too.

This page was last updated on 23 January 2022 at 20:30 GMT


  • Bowler is masterly at creating tension, and Night Runner is a sharp, suspenseful thriller in a setting of urban deprivation ... Filmic, succinct and well crafted, with a hero who commands our sympathy, this high-octane adventure in a low-life world has heart. - Nicolette Jones, Children's Book of the Week - The Sunday Times
  • Tim Bowler is back with Night Runner and it's as pacy and taut as one might expect...Readable, relentless edge-of-the-seat drama. - Vicky Allen, Herald Scotland
  • edgy, suspenseful thriller - Robert Dunbar, The Irish Times
  • Just right for a coiled-spring of a thriller you'd like to read at one sitting. - Geoff Fox, Books for Keeps
  • ... resilience in the face of poverty makes this a compelling, gritty read by a Carnegie Medal author. - Amanda Craig, New Statesman
  • Gripping and engrossing from the very first chapter this is atmospheric teen thriller writing of the very highest order. - Michael Thorn, ACHUKA blog
  • I really like how he describes the scenes in the book and how we find out so much about the characters - you feel like you know them ... This is a thrilling read and I highly recommend it! - Carly Nichol, Teen Titles
  • This book keeps you guessing till the end. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like thrillers. It's a good book to read if you're looking for something a bit different - Michael Hogg, Teen Titles
  • A thrilling adventure which is fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. It will engage reluctant readers with its short punchy chapters with gripping action in this tense crime thriller. - Lucy Carlton-Walker, The School Librarian
  • Classic urban teen thriller - Geraldine Brennan, The Observer
  • Wonderfully written, fast-paced, terrifying, exhilarating and very moving - Allister Jordan, Carousel
  • A good, straightforward read which is great fun and will appeal to reluctant readers as well as keen readers looking for a quick bout of escapism. - Books, Teens, and Magazines
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