if i run {book review & giveaway}

If I RunIf I Run {book review & giveaway}

by Terri Blackstock

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.




So, I only received this book a few days ago.

And didn’t start it until the day before yesterday.  I finished it in about two or three sittings.  Again, wow.


Upon reading the very first chapter, I couldn’t put it down.

Blackstock is a master with words; weaving a suspenseful tale of emotional and physical intrigue.  I was sympathetic to the plight of Casey from the very first paragraph, my heart yearning for her to find healing–grieving for her tragic past.  As the story unfolded, getting to know her more deeply in the layers of her character, I grew to love her more and more…


The story had a perfect pace–fairly, but lingering just enough to be able to take in and ponder the full weight of the true evil facing Dylan and Casey.

Speaking of Dylan, I was absolutely in love with his character in his brokenness and humility, the complications of his past…  I loved how Blackstock took the two perspectives of completely broken people, weaving a tale of desperation, pain, and the quest for healing.  The depth of Casey and Dylan’s characters was masterful.


I honestly don’t have anything negative to say about the book at all.

I found it to be incredible; thrilling, thought-provoking, and redeeming.  This is the first book that I have read by this author and I am excited to read more from her!


I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review on this awesome blog tour in celebration of the release of If I Run.


Join Terri in celebrating her new book with a Fitbit giveaway and a special $4.99 digital pre-order deal!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on February 16th.

The winner will be announced February 17th on the Litfuse blog.

Plus don’t miss out on the special $4.99 digital pre-order pricing, now through February 15. Pre-order the book through your favorite e-book retailer; details here.

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Amy B
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