If I Run by Terri Blackstock(review by Cathy)

If I Run

 

From Goodreads:

Casey knows the truth.
But it won’t set her free.

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.

 

My review:

What an excellent book!  It’s suspenseful, has great characters and is masterfully written.

I became so involved in Casey’s travel’s that I needed to keep reading to find out where she would go next!  She’s a pretty resourceful young lady, but she’s so lost and alone that I really felt bad for her.

I liked Dylan because he was reasonable and not easily swayed by others. He’s hired to find her, but he’s not on a witch-hunt, like most of the town wants him to be. He’s searching for the truth as to why Casey would commit such a horrendous crime.  Why would she murder her best friend?

Where can Casey go and who can she trust?  Luckily, she meets Miss Lucy in her travels which provides some sense of normalcy to her.  Given the circumstances of being wrongfully accused of murder, I’d say that’s no easy feat!

I adored Miss Lucy, she’s sweet and caring and helpful to those around her.Through Dylan’s investigation we meet her sister and mother.  Both sweet characters with problems of their own.

This was without a doubt a book that kept me on the edge of my seat and almost made me become a nail biter!

I didn’t realize that this was the first book in a series by Ms. Blackstock and now I’m going to be watching frantically for the next installment.

I highly recommend this one to fans of suspense novels.

Definite 5 star.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion which I have given.

 

 

 

 

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