If I Run By Terri Blackstock #ReviewWithElly
If I Run, is one of the best suspense novel I’ve read in a while. I could not put this book down and stayed up late in order to finish it. It’s a story that grabs your attention. This book opens right in the middle of all the secrets and the action where Casey is running from life to protect herself; she claims to be innocent though the evidence seems to go against her. The chapters go back and forth between her and Dylan the detective hired to find her.
There is some Christianity in the book but the author does not focus too much on it.
I found myself on the edge of my seat during the whole book, and so sad when it was over. This one leaves the readers hanging dry at the end.
I didn’t know this till the end of the book when I read the end notes from the author saying this book is the first of a new trilogy. Hope she comes out with the second book soon.
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 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.