If I Run
Series: If I Run Series
Author: Terri Blackstock
5 Spell-Binding ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!
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 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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Meet The Author:
Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in an Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual "new kid," her imagination became her closest friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.
In 1994 Terri was writing for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening drew her into the Christian market. As she was praying about her transition, she went on a cruise and noticed that almost everyone on the boat (including her) had a John Grisham novel. It occurred to her that some of Grisham's readers were Christians, and that if she wrote a fast-paced thriller with an added faith element, she might just find her niche. As God would have it, Christian publishers were showing interest in the suspense genre, so she quickly sold a four-book series to Zondervan. Since that time, she's written over thirty Christian titles, most of them suspense novels.
Besides entertaining her readers, Terri tackles issues that she hopes will change lives. Her recent book, Predator, was inspired by her experiences on Facebook and Twitter, and her concern that people posted too much personal information about themselves. The book deals with an online predator who uses social networks as his playground. She hopes the book will change readers' online habits. Her New York Times best-seller, Intervention, was inspired by her own personal struggles with a daughter on drugs. In the book, a mother hires an interventionist for her drug-addicted daughter. But on the way to treatment, the interventionist is murdered, and the daughter disappears. Barbara, the mother, sets out to search for her daughter. Terri modeled Barbara after herself, and poured many of her own emotions and experiences into that character. As a result, many families experiencing drug addiction have written to thank her for telling their story and giving them hope.
Other recent books include her stand-alone novel Shadow in Serenity, and Vicious Cycle (Book 2 in her Intervention Series). She's also known for popular series such as the Restoration Series, the Cape Refuge Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series.
Terri has appeared on national television programs such as "The 700 Club" and "Home Life," and has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.
Here Is My Review Of If I Run:
Casey Cox's world is turned upside down when she finds her best friend murdered, and within seconds she realizes that someone has set her up to take the fall for their crime. Knowing the police will be no help to her, since they have failed her in the past before, she decides the only logical thing for her to do now is run. Soon after she sets out on her journey, and things about her friends murder begin to get pieced together she realizes that the past she has tried so hard to let go of is once again reeking havoc on her life! Now she must decide if she is going to continue to run from her past, and stand up fight back...
When news of his friends murder hits his ears Dylan Roberts wants to help in any way he can, he wants to see the killer caught and punished for taking the life of his friend. So, when his friends family informs him that the local police department has limited resources and the killer has fled town, he offers up his services, and soon finds himself chasing down the woman accused of murdering his friend. He starts digging into the murder's past, but the more he digs the more he realizes things aren't quite what they seem, and someone is willing to go to great lengths to keep her from bringing the truth to light!
This spine-tingling read captured my attention from the very first page, and held it captive right up and until the last page was swiped... it was so addictive, I just could not put it down! This was my first read from this author and I have to say she made quite the first impression, her inventive story line kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through, and now I can't wait to get my hands on the second installment in the series to see how it will all end!! If you like your reads packed with edge of your seat action, and brimming with breath taking mystery then I highly suggest you give this one a try, it's sure to have you completely riveted from the first page!!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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