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've 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 rime 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 guilt, 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 though is a psychopathic killer. . .
or a selfless hero
And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.
Believe it or not this is my first book by Terri Blackstock.
I have had this talented author on my "To Read" list for ages
and when I finally received this book I was giddy with excitement.
The minute the book arrived on my doorstep I ripped open the package
and began reading. . .while cooking :)
Yes, I was that excited!
Just don't ask how supper was that night. . .
it may have been a little undercooked due to some "distractions."
Anyway, moving on to the review. . .
If I Run is definitely a page-turner
and with each chapter you get just enough to make you want to keep turning the pages.
Don't you love/hate when a chapter ends with you asking more questions?
Questions that you want answered so you HAVE to keep reading.
Well, Terri Blackstock does just that with this book
which makes for wonderful reading material.
Casey Cox is a lovable, heart-warming character from the beginning
which makes the reader wonder why she would be pursued for murder.
How could someone with such delightful characteristics just "snap" one day.
And if she isn't guilty why in the world would she run from a crime scene
and do everything she can to disappear.
These are the questions Dylan keeps asking himself
and the more he learns about Casey and her gentle ways
the more he has to talk himself into pursuing her as the suspect.
If I Run is the first book in a new series
and it ends with the reader asking more questions
because the mystery is not yet solved.
I will be on pins and needles until the next book comes out
because the first one is that good.
My only complaint. . .
a simple one that has nothing to do with the way I will rate this book.
I did not care for the first-person writing style.
I do not read many fiction books that are written in first-person
so I think it's just something I'm not used to.
Other than that If I Run is an excellent suspense
and a great first book to a new series.
There is no language or inappropriate scenes
for which I am thankful.
** I was given a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers
for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received. **
About the Author
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 the Moonlighters, Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911,
Suncoast Chronicles, and Restoration series.
Learn more at www.terriblackstock.com