Wednesday, April 5, 2017

If I'm Found, If I Run #2 by Terri Blackstock

Book description

Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts–her most relentless pursuer–is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn’t come easily.

As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who’s also been falsely accused. Casey risks her own safety to right this wrong and protect the little girl from her tormentors. But doing so is risky and just may result in her capture–and if she’s captured, she has no doubt she’ll be murdered before she ever steps foot in a jail.

In this riveting sequel to the USA Today bestseller If I Run, evil lurks, drawing Casey out of the shadows … but there is light shining in the darkness. Is Dylan a provision from the God who loves her, or another heartache yet to happen?

My review:

   The idea of a trilogy where the main character is on the run from the cops seems far fetched, but Terri Blackstock has pulled it off through two books quite well. I was a bit frustrated at the ending of the first book, or how it didn't actually end. However, I was expecting that in this book.

  If I'm Found takes up right where If I Run left off, and it has as much non-stop action and drama as the first book did. There is more evidence of crooked cops, and the hunt for Casey gets more intense. Through the other main character, Dylan, there is also a focus on PTSD and how people deal with that.

  The book also gives a unique look at what it might be like to be falsely accused of a crime, and to go on the run for fear of your life.

 I loved this book. Since the first ended with such a cliffhanger, I have been looking forward to reading this one, and I was not disappointed. In a series like this, the author has a lot more chances for character development that you don't have when the story actually ends. And again Terri Blackstock shows  that she can hold her own in the Christian suspense market.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. 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.

Recent books include Truth Stained Lies (Book 1 of her Moonlighters Series), and her acclaimed Intervention Series (Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall). Other recent favorites include Predator, Double Minds, the Restoration Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, the Cape Refuge Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series.

In 1994 Terri was writing romance novels under two pseudonyms for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening prompted her to switch gears. At the time, she was reading more suspense than romance, and felt drawn to write thrillers about ordinary people in grave danger. Her newly awakened faith wove its way into the tapestry of her suspense novels, offering hope instead of despair. Her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow. She hopes to remind them that they’re valued by God and that their trials have a purpose.

If I'm Found is available from Zondervan Publishing.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the review copy.