Run, Hide, Repeat

Run, Hide, Repeat

A Memoir of A Fugitive Childhood

Book - 2017
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"The unforgettable memoir of a family betrayed by a cruel deception Pauline Dakin, a well-known CBC journalist, spent her childhood on the run. Without warning or goodbyes, her mother twice uprooted her and her brother, moving thousands of miles away from family and friends. Years later her mother revealed they'd been running from the Mafia and were receiving protection from a covert anti-organized crime task force. When her mother decided to go into protective custody, an exhausted Dakin planned to disappear as well. But before that happened, she made a horrifying discovery. Her family's strange existence was based on a bizarre hoax, a web of lies manufactured by trusted loved ones. Complete with hit men, body doubles, and undercover agents, Run, Hide, Repeat is a memoir of a childhood steeped in unexplained fear and menace. Dakin's story stretches credulity but it was all too real. Gripping and suspenseful, it moves from Dakin's uneasy acceptance of her family's dire situation to bewildered anger at a cruel charade. As she revisits her past, Run, Hide, Repeat becomes a redemptive story of the power of love to overcome betrayal and deception."--
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780735233225
Characteristics: 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,21 cm.


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Aug 20, 2018

Based on a true story. Very well written. The plot takes sometime to show up and you start seeing that there is something wrong. I need to tell that at this point I was questioning to stop reading or continue. Since I kept going, the book became more interesting with a surprised ending. I recommend this book.

Feb 14, 2018

Fascinating story of how a deeply religious person could be suckered in to believing of an imaginary world, a better place, where everything is so wonderful. Led there by a man of God to protect her from all the devils of his own making. Well worth reading.

Dec 29, 2017

Potentially a good story, but it starts out badly. You have to grit your teeth to continue reading, and this from a journalist! The writing gets better, but the story is pretty implausible considering the number of people of people involved.

JessicaGma Nov 30, 2017

Much stranger than I had been led to believe based on a review, but also very intriguing as it is a true story. First, you think it's about a family hiding from the mob, but then it becomes a tale of mental illness and family. I enjoyed it, and the story really sticks with you....

Nov 28, 2017

fascinating and incredible. Very well written - a page turner

Nov 17, 2017

This was a story of what mental health does to a family.

Sep 16, 2017

What a waste of reading! How do two ministers of the church decide it's okay to cheat. Ah yes - when one of them chooses to believe that her paramour has a double who lives with the real Mrs. and that the Mafia are hunting them. Surely one of their respective congregations could have noticed how nuts these people actually were. This is the stuff of nonsense.... totally a waste of time and money!

Other than the fact that the author worked for the CBC, why oh why was this book published? Some "secrets" are best kept as that. Why air dirty laundry?

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