Movie-making can be murder…

The project
Final Draft, a psychological horror, being filmed at a house deep in a forest, miles from anywhere in the wintry wilds of West Cork.

The lead
Former soap-star Adele Rafferty has stepped in to replace the original actress at the very last minute. She can’t help but hope that this opportunity will be her big break – and she knows she was lucky to get it, after what happened the last time she was on a set.

The problem
Something isn’t quite right about Final Draft. When the strange goings-on in the script start to happen on set too, Adele begins to fear that the real horror lies off the page…

Publishing in hardcover, digital and audio on August 16 USA/August 18 UK & Ireland

Catherine Ryan Howard is a master thriller writer and Run Time is up there with the best, as the movie set of nightmares she so evocatively conjures starts to turn on its lead actress. The twisty, ingenious plotting, and the atmospheric location make for a deeply chilling and unputdownable read. I didn’t want it to end!

Sarah Pearse, bestselling author of The Sanatorium

So clever and creepy … Catherine Ryan Howard is the master of high-concept crime fiction.

Andrea Carter

Catherine Ryan Howard is ridiculously talented.

Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End

Dizzy and dazzling, Run Time offers enough tricks and treats to fill a dozen Halloweens. Movie lovers and thriller fans will devour it.

Riley Sager, NY Times bestselling author of Survive the Night

Clever, creepy, unique and hugely entertaining, you won’t read another book like Run Time. Catherine Ryan Howard is a crime writer at the top of her game. 

CL Taylor

Pure nerve-shredding suspense from the first page to the last. Once I’d started reading I could. Not. Stop.

Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said She Said

At or near the top of any list of superb Irish thriller writers these days is Catherine Ryan Howard.

Washington Post

A perfect holiday read – suspenseful and inventive. Another great high-concept mystery from Catherine Ryan Howard.

Chris Ewan

The queen of high-concept crime fiction.

Jane Casey

A story within a story, within a story. Nobody writes thrillers like Catherine Ryan Howard. I was hooked from the first page. An original, clever and unputdownable thriller. I loved it!

Alice Feeney, bestselling author of Rock Paper Scissors

Catherine Ryan Howard is one of the best crime writers around.

Sinéad Crowley

Twisty, clever, complex, blackly comic and, oh yes, skin-crawlingly scary.

Catherine Kirwan


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