If I Run is the first book in the latest series by Terri Blackstock. I have enjoyed a number of her fiction novels in the past. This book doesn’t disappoint.
The story opens with Casey Cox fleeing the murder scene of her friend. Evidence at the scene points to her. When the police find the murder weapon in Casey’s car, she becomes the primary suspect. The victim’s parents hire Dylan Roberts, a childhood friend of the deceased to find the killer. While in hiding, Casey risks revealing her identity when she becomes involved in solving a child kidnapping case. Did Casey kill her friend? Will Dylan find Casey? If Casey didn’t kill her friend then who did?
This is a great read with revelation after revelation revealed as the story unfolds.
Here’s another book I enjoyed reading, The Looming Storm. It falls in the genre of Christian Thrillers. It is coauthored by Diane and David Munson whose books are written in the style of John Grisham. They have coauthored several other books, all of whichare based on their reallife experiences as U.S. government agents.
This story features the Montanna family. Mom is a federal ICE agent while Dad works as a press secretary for the Speaker of the House. The many seemingly unconnected events in the storyline keep expanding until they begin to overlap. It’s at that point the bad guys are identified and the action accelerates until the case gets solved.
I enjoyed the unusual dynamic of having two spouses, each with high security clearances unable to tell the other matters of national security. Faith and love for each family member holds them together in the midst of the storm. Its a good summer read.