Tuesday, March 15, 2016

If I Run by Terri Blackstock – Will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end

I’m a fan of Terri Blackstock’s writing so I was excited at the opportunity to read her newest mystery If I Run. 

This book is much different from her other stories.  If I Run is written in the first person narrative from two character’s perspectives, Casey and Dylan.

The story jumps right in to a mystery from the first sentence with Casey leaving the scene of a murder.  Over time the reader learns more about who was murdered and why and why in the world Casey is on the run.

Shortly thereafter readers are introduced to Dylan, a friend of the murder victim, who was hired by family to help bring into custody the chief murder suspect Casey.

Why is Casey fleeing the scene?  If she’s really innocent why doesn’t she hang around to defend herself?  After all, won’t the evidence exonerate her if indeed she is innocent?  Does Dylan really want to find the person who murdered his friend?  Or is he hunting Casey down just for the money?  Will truth prevail or will evil triumph? 

To get answers to those questions, you’ll have to read If I Run by Terri Blackstock.  This book will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. 

One of the things I appreciate about reading Christian writers is when they incorporate the Christian faith into the characters.  Unlike some of her other books the main characters aren’t believers.  They’ve had some exposure to Christianity, but they aren’t believers yet. 

Both characters, Casey and Dylan were very likable.  I’ve got to confess, Casey had me pulling my hair out at times.  But I realized that the character reminded me of real life.  We can’t control what other people do and the decisions they make and they have their reasons for making them. 

I recommend Terri Blackstock’s newest book If I Run.  Readers will enjoy Terri’s unveiling the characters and storyline one layer at a time.  I forewarn you, you may need to stay up late to finish this book. 

I would like to thank BookLook and Zondervan Publishers for the opportunity to read Terri Blackstock’s newest book If I Run in exchange for an honest review.  I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.


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