If I Run by Terri Blackstock is a book that I very much wanted to read after I had taken a look at the synopsis on the back. It is the story of Casey Cox a very resourceful (far more so than I think I would have been in her situation) young lady who stumbles upon her best friend’s body and completely loses it. She makes a mess of her situation by leaving her DNA all over the crime scene and further complicates things by failing to contact the police. She knows that she will be the one held accountable for Brent’s death and that the only way to avoid incarceration (or possibly death- if Brent’s killers get their hands on her) is for her to flee the state, and so she does just that.
Enter Dylan Roberts a veteran with PTSD, who was once very close with Brent Pace. Because Casey has fled the state it becomes obvious that there is very little the local police or state police can do to catch her. They do not have the funds to track her down. However Brent’s parents are rather wealthy and are determined that Brent’s killer be found; they hire Dylan who was an investigator in the army to track down Casey. He sets out to find and take in the girl who supposedly murdered his former friend, except not everything about the crime is adding up… and soon it becomes apparent to Dylan that Casey might, very well, not be the murderer at all.
This is an intense cat and mouse game as Casey fights her hardest to stay one step ahead of the people hunting her, and Dylan tries his best to track down Casey while also trying to discover the truth about what really happened to Brent. Add into the mix a two year old kidnapping and corrupt cops and you have a truly suspenseful read. I read it in one day and eagerly anticipate the next books in this series.
My thanks go to Zondervan’s Fiction Guild for providing me with a copy of this book. The opinions are my own honest ones.
Reviewed by Nicki