Matt Bowers was sixteen when he was betrayed by someone he should have been able to trust. Now Matt’s a shell of himself, living in fear. He buys a piece of land where he can be alone, and it brings him peace.
Until the day a man Matt’s never seen comes running down his road. His daily returns throw Matt’s world into a tailspin, and complaints to the sheriff doesn’t stop the visits. Matt eventually meets the Runner, and begins to accept his presence. Then one day the runner doesn’t show up, and it throws Matt’s world into chaos. Now he has to make the hardest decision ever.
Matt Bowers’s life ended at sixteen, when a vicious betrayal by someone who he should have been able to trust left him a shell of himself, fighting OCD and PTSD, living in constant fear and always running. When he buys a remote tract of land, he thinks he’s found the perfect place to hide from the world and attempt to establish some peace. For ten years he believes he’s found a measure of comfort, until the day a stranger begins to run on Matt’s road.
He returns every day, an unwelcome intrusion into Matt’s carefully structured life. Matt appeals to the local sheriff, who cannot help him since the jogger is doing nothing wrong. Gradually, after tentatively breaking the ice, Matt begins to accept the man’s presence—
But when the runner doesn’t show up one day, it throws Matt’s world into chaos and he must make the hardest decision of his life.