of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5OUTSTANDING IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORDJune 25, 2018ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If I Live is an outstanding ending to the If I Run Series and I think the best of Terri Blackstock's books to date. Casey Cox is a strong heroine who is fighting for her life, but she does so by helping others along the way. Using her wits and not weapons, Casey proves that prayer is the strongest firearm we have against evil. Dylan Roberts is brilliant and his wise maneuvers in chasing Casey without giving her up to the villains is amazing.
The book kept me on the edge of my seat and without a clue to how everything would work out. Ms. Blackstock's writing abilities are unsurpassed in suspense. I cannot wait for her next book.
If I Live is a five out of five!! But you must read this series in order to gain the full effect of the story. An amazing read!!
taralynee5 Stars Out Of 5amazing end to one of my favorite trilogiesJune 24, 2018taralyneeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Terri Blackstock did such an amazing job with this trilogy. If you haven't read the first two books (If I Run and If I'm Found), please read those before you pick up this one to read. You're going to want to have all three on hand once you begin though.. because that's the best way to read these -- straight through!
I love the way these books were written, with the parts relevant to each individual book wrapping up at the end of that installment, while the big picture story draws you into the next book effortlessly.
I don't want to say much about the story. It's too easy to give away important information with this series. The story of Casey is continued in If I Live, as she remains on the run, the false accusation that she murdered her friend close on her heels.
The ending was, for me, kind of bittersweet. I wasn't disappointed at all, but... now this trilogy is over.. and even though I will be rereading these books, it's just not the same.
Comparing this book/series with food, I think I'll go with scrambled eggs. Scrambled eggs have substance, yet are quick to make and eat. These books are quick reads but they aren't fluff. They have substance.
LorettaDallas, GeorgiaAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Whew! Intense and Romantic.June 7, 2018LorettaDallas, GeorgiaAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've never been so captivated by a book! I usually say "I couldn't put it down", but it was so true with this one. Whew! I was muttering out loud to the characters, "run, get out of there!"
It was thrilling to the last page. Casey is "off the grid" hiding from rogue cops who want her dead, she's been charged with a murder she says she didn't commit, Dylan, a PI, who is good at his job, a Veteran who was recently honorably discharged from the Military, is investing the case, for the murder victims family, and digging up some real smut on the cops involved. The dead bodies just keep piling up! You just don't know who to trust. He is trusting a Police Captain, but should he? Dylan and Casey have feelings for each other, but will they ever be together, or will they end up dead?
It is definitaly a wild ride to read. I highly recommend this book series!
Jennybug525 Stars Out Of 5A Must ReadMay 16, 2018Jennybug52Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 55 stars- Wow, what a finish to the series! This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I found it super easy to pick up from where I left off in book 2 and the action never stopped. Terri did such a great job of creating a storyline that seemed totally plausible and wasnt over-the-top with unrealistic scenarios. I never quite knew what to expect next and thats what made this story such a thrill ride. I devoured it in just a few days. This is definitely my new favorite series by Terri and I will be recommending it to all my friends. The only downside to this book is that it was the final one in the series.
I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Will Casey Ever Be Free?May 16, 2018SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5** "I don't know if I'm talking to God in the right way, but I have learned that Jesus intercedes for me. And I know he'll translate my prayers into what I really need. ... I linger in that prayer zone a little longer, dwelling on the privilege of coming to the Creator with my pleas." **
Terri Blackstock's "If I Live," the third and final installment in her "If I Run" series, picks up immediately after the series' second story "If I'm Found," with Casey Cox still on the run for being falsely accused of murdering her friend, Brent Pace.
Dylan Roberts, a private investigator hired by Brent's family, is still secretly helping Casey as she continues to change her identity and flee to new locations. And together they are both still trying to prove the guilt of dirty detectives Gordon Keegan and Sy Rollins.
As they face more murders, arsons, kidnappings and attempted murders, will Casey and Dylan ever be able to prove her innocence and win back her freedom? And will they be able to work on their developing relationship?
Blackstock once again delivers a breath-taking suspense novel that's action-packed and intense. As with the prior novels in the series, she sets the story told from the points of view of three characters -- Casey, Dylan and Keegan, which provides the reader with several different perspectives to move the story along.
As usual, Blackstock doesn't just write a great suspense thriller, though. She also sprinkles it with many great lessons -- like encouraging us to not wait to let Jesus into our lives; God's ways aren't always our ways; God will provide help and ways out of difficult situations; He paves a way for us so that we can complete His plan for us; we must always dig for the truth; and we must choose to trust God.
Quoting Romans 8:28, she reminds us that God will work ALL THINGS for our good.
I would definitely not recommend reading this book as a standalone, although you probably could if you wanted to as Blackstock does a good job of sprinkling the backstory throughout the book, reminding us of the details of Casey's father's death, Brent's murder, and kidnapping and child molestation cases Casey got involved in earlier.
Another great series by Terri Blackstock!
Five stars out of five.
Zondervan provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.