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Thursday, February 18, 2016

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

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 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. @goodreads



*Mild Spoilers*

I really enjoyed this book up until the end, the end is what made me give it 4 stars. I wanted there to be a wrap up to what all happened, but don't get me wrong, it didn't just end. There is an ending of sorts, it's just one of those where you go... nooooo.. not like that, let's have an end game.

Casey's best friend Brent was killed and she leaves town in a big hurry. Yeah I know what your thinking, if you didn't do it, why would you leave. There is a huge story behind all of this and I'm only going to give you a little bit of that information.

The police find Brent stabbed to death and Casey is a person of interest since she fled the state.


Meanwhile, Dylan is coming home from the military because of his PTSD. It's funny because him and Casey actually talk to each other on a bus when she is on the run. So, Dylan tries to get on with the police department and the best he can get is a PI job, because of his PTSD. He is hired to look into Casey's case.

Dylan finds out different things about Casey as he is digging into her life, like she found her father hanging from a rope when she was twelve-years-old. But...even then, Casey didn't think it was suicide and this has haunted her all of her life.

Dylan also feels that something just isn't right with the whole situation because Casey is a good person from all he has dug up about her and from people that have known her all of her life. They also knew her and Brent were very good friends. Let's just say, there is a lot of corruption in the world.

Casey runs from town to town and ends up in a little place in GA. When she was on the bus she became friends with this sweet older woman who talked her into staying in her town. It was a really sweet place.... accept... Lucy's granddaughter was taken when she was around fourteen-years-old and the cops said she ran away and gave up. Figures!


Casey gets a little job in town where she meets different people that come in to get their cell phones fixed. During this little job she runs into a creeper and solves the mystery of the missing girl. That's all I'm saying on that.

Casey also buys some disposable phones and sends one to her sister's in-laws home. They are able to contact either other this way. Casey learns that Brent sent her a package before he was killed and her sisters mails it out to her along with some other mail so no one could track it down. Well, this doesn't get past Dylan. He confronts the sister, finds out some things on his own, tells the sister, more people get killed, and he ends up helping Casey bring the real killers to justice (at some point).

Like I said in the beginning, I really enjoyed this book, but that ending! Why!!! Either way, I think people that enjoy mystery books would enjoy this one as well. It's also a nice feel good book, with the exception of people being killed here and there, but I digress.

*I would like to thank BookLook Bloggers for a free print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*





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