Saturday, February 27, 2016

If I Run (If I Run #1)

  • Series: If I Run Series
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (February 16, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310332435

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 Impressions: 

Sexual Content: none
Drug Use/Reference: none
Language: none
Violence: mild

I really enjoyed this book, it's  told in first person, present tense and is a Christian novel. With that being said, the author did a great job of intertwining faith without coming across as preaching at the reader. The book has no foul language and no sexual content, which for me is always a plus. I don't feel a book needs these things to be a good book.  The one thing I disliked, ok not really disliked but irked me, about this book was the ending. I know the worst part not to like, but in this case there was no resolution and it left me feeling cheated out of my ending. Yes, I know its a series, but still I feel cheated, illogical as it may seem. 

I adored the main characters Casey and Dylan. They both are trying to overcome a past that keeps haunting them.  Casey's downfall, happens also to be her best attribute and that is her caring and loving nature towards others. Dylan is a bit of a black sheep that walks to his own drummer.  He is desperate to prove his worth and capability, but does so on his own terms in his own way. Its not afraid to question his assignment, or seek the truth, which made me fall in love with him, even if he is the technical bad guy in the book. 

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has a great element of suspense to it that leaves you wanting more. The story line is wonderful and the characters have depth to them. I cannot wait to read the next in this series so I can stop being irrationally annoyed at the ending of this first book! 

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

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