Thursday, January 21, 2016

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the LitFuse Publications book blogger campaign. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

About the book: 

If I Run (Zondervan, February 2016)

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.

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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 InterventionVicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.

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Dynamic Uno here:  I first want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Christen Krumm from LitFuse Publicity for her quick response in making sure I was able to get a copy of the book in order to have it read in time to post my review.  (This is not the first time she's jumped in to save the day.)  So, THANK YOU CHRISTEN!!

All of that having been said,  I truly couldn't put the book down!  Page one grabbed me by the collar and wouldn't let go until my eyes gave out from exhaustion.  The twists and turns leave you feeling like you've been on a roller coaster without leaving your seat.  I was glued to the pages and couldn't read fast enough--the action was THAT intense!

I enjoyed reading the back-stories of the characters and finding out their motivations for their actions.  I couldn't even imagine finding myself in that situation, and yet when I actually turn on the television these types of back-stories (sadly) dominate the headlines.

Part of me wonders if I could have even lasted as long as the main character, or if I would have just given up and hoped for the best with the police.  I'd like to think I have the street smarts to last and follow in her footsteps, but in reality, I would have just curled up in a little ball and cried until someone found me.

If you're looking for high action and suspense around every corner, you need to pick up this book!  Seriously--it's amazing!

Let me know what you think and Happy Reading!


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