That night was just the beginning. But when the messages started, Ben knew he had no choice. He had to go. He wasn’t a bad person, but if anyone ever found out what happened…. what he did… If they found… him… he knew it would be the end. So, he did the only thing he knew how to do. He ran. He ran from them, he ran from his friends, he ran from himself… But he couldn’t run forever.
Ben is a troubled young man who, following the break-up of his relationship, searches for solace in all the wrong places. He finds himself in trouble at uni, at odds with his friends, and upset with his sister. He goes on a bender and wakes up next a bloodied stranger with no idea about how he got there or what happened. He does the only thing he knows how to do. He runs. Days later he receives a text with footage of him running away from the scene. Terrorised by an unknown stalker via social media, Ben is forced to confront the issues, both past and present, that led him to that place, on that night, to get the bottom of it.
NB: I know Why You Run is a multimodal novel. Parts of the story can be accessed directly on the page via augmented reality using your smartphone. Others parts can be accessed online. Readers are encouraged to create their own content to contribute to the story.