The third book in the awards-listed Harcus & Laird series. When Aberdeen housewife Debbie Milne abruptly vanishes, her husband is frantic with worry and turns to local PIs Maggie Laird and `Big Wilma' Harcus. Maggie is reluctant to take on a `misper' case, but Wilma cajoles her into a covert operation - trawling women's refuges and homeless squats in search of a lead. But when a woman's body is discovered in a skip, the unlikely investigators are dragged into a deeper mystery involving people-trafficking, gambling and prostitution - and they're in deadly danger. With the police struggling to make headway and the clock ticking, the race is on for Harcus & Laird to find answers, further straining their already fraying relationship. With Runaway, Claire MacLeary delivers the goods again - creating a surprising, gritty, fast-paced tale with the warmth and wit of `women of a certain age'.