The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller
Warm, feisty. Like having Dolly in the room with you -- VAL McDERMID 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 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 I absolutely loved it! -- ROSS KING A detailed, loving, professional portrait of a country music songwriter's process, whether alone and dreaming or down in the studio. * The Times * One of the most eagerly anticipated thrillers of 2022 * Daily Express * Told with passion and sensitivity it is as much a tribute to Parton's warmth and humanity as it is to Patterson's skill as a thriller writer * Daily Mail * A diverting duet . . . [Dolly Parton] is able to supply an authenticity in the details of the American music business . . . The autobiographical aspects of the novel are foregrounded: AnnieLee is as diminutive as Run Rose Run's co-author, with a similarly sparky, self-deprecating character. * Financial Times * Just like Parton's hit songs, you'll find yourself pulled right in * i Paper * Smart, spirited and thoroughly entertaining . . . set against the backdrop of the toxic music industry, Dolly's fury at the way women are treated blazes off the page. A wish fulfilment fairytale grounded in grit . . . deserves to be a runaway success * Daily Express * An iconic singer and a master storyteller make for a sublime partnership in this fun and fast tale. * Sun * All the great country songs are about heartbreak, about gittin' back on your feet and startin' over. Ultimately, that is where this book scores. AnnieLee is an adorable firecracker of a heroine . . . Run Rose Run has a sweet moreishness that will keep millions happily turning its 409 pages (plus lyrics at the back). Parton and Patterson may have invented a new style; let's call it Dolly Mixtures . . . Seriously, is there anything this phenomenal 76-year-old cannot do? * Daily Telegraph * The likable trio will have you rooting for them all the way * Guardian * If you love Dolly (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), you'll enjoy the ride. * Woman's Weekly * A deliciously hokey yarn about a young singer-songwriter (AnnieLee) struggling to shake off her murky past and make a career in Nashville. * Independent * Dreams, drama and danger, with a generous sprinkling of magic and wisdom at every turn, it makes for a super holiday or bedtime read * Herald * A perfect daily serving of soapy escapism * Guardian Weekly * A big-hearted tale of music and perseverance from a living country legend is our top literary pick this month . . . Along the way, we get plenty of genuinely interesting information about the country-music world . . . Frankly bonkers fun * Reader's Digest * Sassy AnnieLee and the Nashville music scene come across as authentic, and the plot speeds along with good humour and energy * Irish Independent * 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
Dolly Parton (Author) Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female singer-songwriter of all time. She has garnered eleven Grammy Awards and 51 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2020, she released the bestselling coffee table book Songteller: My Life in Lyrics. To date, Parton has donated over 200 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. With James Patterson, she co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Run Rose Run. In 2022, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Holly George-Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen books, including works on fashion, popular music history, and biographies, most recently Janis: Her Life and Music. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Oprah Daily, and many other publications. A two-time Grammy nominee, she lives in New York's Catskill Mountains. Rebecca Seaver is the director of archive services for Dolly Parton. A creative production specialist, archivist, and draglesque performer from Nashville, Tennessee, they have been working for Dolly since their early teens and have curated numerous museum exhibits for the music legend, most notably at Dollywood, the Grand Ole Opry, the Grammy Museum, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. James Patterson (Author) JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Among his creations are some of the world's most popular series including Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett and the Private novels. He has written many other number one bestsellers including collaborations with President Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed adult author in UK libraries for the past fourteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.