If I Run (A Review)



My mom introduced me to mystery books when I was a girl - in fact, the first books I really remember being interested in were the "Encyclopedia Brown" mystery books.  I rented every single copy our library had, and I've been hooked on mystery and suspense novels ever since.

Terri Blackstock has long been one of my favorite mystery/suspense authors, so I was excited for the opportunity to review the first book in her new series, If I Run.  This book grabbed my attention right from the first paragraph, when Casey Cox discovers the body of her murdered friend and immediately goes on the run.  You aren't sure why at first.  It sucked me right in.

As the story develops it is told in the first person from the perspective of two characters, Casey and a private investigator that is hired to track her down, Dylan Roberts.  As Dylan tries to understand Casey in order to find her, we start to learn that there is something fishy going on.

I don't want to say too much so I don't ruin the suspense, but I loved the characters in this book.  They were smart and troubled, but believable.  Sometimes I have to force myself to finish a fiction book, but that was not the case here - the entire book was enjoyable.  The plot line kept me interested from beginning to end, and I appreciated a secondary mysterious situation that was worked into the story.  This secondary plot was resolved at the end, even while the book ended on a cliffhanger, which I thought was a very smart way for Blackstock to bring some resolution to the book while continuing the story.

And the fact that is it ended on a cliffhanger is making me anxious for the next book to come out!   If you are a fan of mystery or suspense books like I am, this is definitely a series to check out!

Note: I received a copy of this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group.  This is my honest opinion.

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If I Run Terri Blackstock
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