Mar. 16, 2018

If I Live, #3 If I Run Series by Terri Blackstock

***** 5 stars

Exciting Conclusion to a Suspenseful Series!


Third in the thrilling If I Run series by Terri Blackstock, If I Live picks up with Casey desperately trying to keep two steps ahead of corrupt police officers, Sy Rollins and Gordon Keegan, who are determined to deliver her up as a dangerous psychopathic killer. 

Dylan Roberts is a private investigator, working with police, but hired by Brent Pace’s family, who want to get the real answers for their son's murder.

Casey, by this point in the series, is implicated so convincingly in Brent’s murder, it will take a crack lawyer to get her absolved. I love how Blackstock causes Casey to choose her unconventional lawyer.

Sometimes love can creep in when two souls are apart, yet communicating closely for a length of time. There isn’t actually a great amount of time that passes in the series, but the pressure is immense. Will this pressure negatively or positively affect Casey and Dylan’s relationship?

Written in first person, the pov switches mainly between Casey and Dylan. The language is deceptively simple, belying the intense and complicated action. This is not a book I would recommend as a standalone. It needs to be read as it was written, third in a desperately exciting series. Also, probably not best read late at night.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review and all opinions are solely my own.