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Book Review: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

If I Run

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis: 

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.

My Review: 

“Accelerating suspense” are two very accurate words that describe this book. From the opening pages you are thrown into the action and challenged to hang on as the story unfolds. The characters are phenomenally developed and the plot line is well designed and well written.

There were a few spots in the middle that could have had the tension increased a little bit because it began to lose my interest, but it recovered quickly and the ending was very well done! This was my first Terri Blackstock novel, although I can almost promise that it will not be my last!

4 out of 5 stars!

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