Friday, February 12, 2016

Book Review - If I Run


Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene. There's no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she's arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn't matter anymore.

But what is the truth? That's the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren't adding up. Casey Cox doesn't fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan's skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn't guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan's damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices. The girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.


Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.

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I am a huge, huge Terri Blackstock fan so was thrilled to be able to read her latest novel. It's really like nothing I've read before by her. It's written from the first-person point of view and switches between characters. I had a hard time getting used to this at first but then I became used to it.

Casey is running from the law after she knows her DNA is going to be found at the crime scene of the murder of her best friend, Brent. She does her best to keep her trail cold for anyone looking for her and I really liked her because of her kindness towards others.

Dylan is a former soldier suffering with PTSD who was friends with Brent. He also knew Brent's family growing up and they hire him to go after Casey and bring her back to justice. I really like him and love his strong faith in God.

I found the bad guy to be quite frightening because he wasn't someone you would imagine would be so evil. Others around him don't see it and that's adds to the suspense

I must be honest and say I had a really hard time getting into this book. It was slow in the beginning but finally it became intriguing and the pace quickened. I was majorly disappointed that the ending is not an ending but a cliffhanger. Terri Blackstock is known for her cliffhangers but this one was very unsatisfying. I felt really cheated. Obviously, one will have to read the following books in this series to find out what the final analysis is.

Although the story is interesting, I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars because there were too many things that left me wanting in this book.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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