Terri BlackstockZondervan / 2017 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$12.995 out of 5 stars for If I'm Found, softcover. View reviews of this product. 71 Reviews
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KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Compulsive readMay 29, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As compulsive a read as the first book and you absolutely must read If I Run before starting in on this one!
"The police lights in my rearview mirror almost destroy me." (p.1) And so it begins -- another cat-and-mouse pursuit that will leave you breathless. Casey has been wrongly accused of murder and she's running for her life. The real killer wants to silence her but she's smart enough to keep a step ahead of her pursuers...so far. A premise that was inspired by the movie Fugitive starring Harrison Ford so if you're a fan you will absolutely love this series.
The intensity is staggering. Heart-pounding, teeth-clenching kind of stuff that nearly turned me into a speed reader. My white-knuckled grip on the book has put some permanent creases on the cover! :-(
There's Casey -- frantically on the run while trying to figure out a way to catch the killer at his own game. She can't do it alone. Luckily Dylan has come to believe in her innocence and wants to help. But can she trust him? Because she's not the only one at risk -- her whole family is in the crosshairs as her pursuers get more desperate.
As in book one, there's a compelling sub-plot full of danger and mystery that adds an even sharper edge to this already gripping novel. And Blackstock has infused the story with a powerful faith thread that shines a light of hope during the darkest times.
And be forewarned -- If I'm Found definitely has a cliffhanger ending though there's enough closure between the subplot suspense and Dylan and Casey's relationship that I am content to wait another year to get full resolution. Well, maybe content, is not the right word since I have the strangest urge to start marking down the days until If I Live releases...March 2018!!!!
Mrs ARS4 Stars Out Of 5Great Follow-upMay 24, 2017Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If Im Found the long awaited sequel to If I Run was certainly not a disappointment (at least not to me). Picking up right where the first book left off, we follow Casey Cox as she heads to a new area to settle down, since her cover has been blown, and Dylan Roberts as he walks the fine line between trying to help Casey and keeping the crooked cops he works with from becoming suspicious of him.
Everything is taken to the next level in this book; the baddies are more evil than ever, the heroes are more determined than ever, the stakes are higher than ever, and the romance the romance is upped too.
This book is not a light read, as it deals with the topics of child abuse, suicide, and, of course, murder. One of the characters actually gave me nightmares. But the faith based elements are strong, and it is not a depressing read.
I am eagerly anticipating the third instalment in this series, to learn of what will happen to Casey and Dylan next.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Fiction Guild. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Jennybug525 Stars Out Of 5Great SeriesMay 19, 2017Jennybug52Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 55 stars- This is the 2nd of 3 books in this series. The story of Casey Cox continues as she is still running for her life from the villains that framed her for her friend's murder. I was concerned that it might be hard to remember everything from the first book, but the author did a wonderful job of picking up the action right where it left off without feeling lost. I found I didn't even need to go back to the first book to refresh my memory. I really like both Casey and Dylan and am enjoying the progression of their stories. The tension throughout the story is palpable and you can't help but keep reading to find out what happens next. It was full of surprising twists and turns and plenty of action. I did find myself a bit irked by some of Casey's choices, but I think that just adds to the believability of her as a character.
I have read a lot of Terri Blackstock's books and this series is one of my new favorites of hers. I am eagerly awaiting the final book in the series and am excited to see how Casey's story ends. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
bookbloggerWestern MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sequel to If I Run by Terri BlackstockMay 18, 2017bookbloggerWestern MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If Im Found by Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock was hard-pressed to write a sequel that compares to her first book in the series of her page-turning suspense, If I Run, but she succeeds marvelously. I literally groaned, NO! when I turned to the last page and saw that it was a Note from the author. I immediately wanted to dive into the next installment. But not yet . . .
The author continues the breakneck pace of the plot, which kept me engrossed in this book. There was hardly a time when I wasnt looking over Casey or Dylans shoulders to see if I could see Keegan or Rollins following close behind.
I enjoyed the development of the characters and how they learned and struggled against evil. The sub plots gave such depth to Caseys character. Dylans character was revealed in the way he treated Casey and her difficult situation. Even the bad guys revealed more about themselves and their motives, too, as the story progressed.
Of course, the ending was a temporary stopping place for the story and I was happy to know that Caseys intervention had made a difference. But her original motive for running had not changed and so another sequel must be on the way. I can hardly wait!
Suspense readers will love this series. I received a free copy of the book from the publisher and this is my honest review.
SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Story ContinuesMay 13, 2017SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5** "Loneliness is too crushing a weight to bear alone. Jesus never promised to erase his believers' burdens, but he did vow to help carry them." **
Another great suspense novel, Terri Blackstock's "If I'm Found" is once again told from the first-person perspectives of main characters Casey Cox -- on the run from the police for possibly killing her good friend Brent; Dylan Roberts -- Brent's childhood friend recently discharged from the army, suffering from PTSD, and hired to find Casey; and occasionally Gordon Keegan -- the potentially corrupt detective who just may be responsible for Brent's death.
"If I'm Found" picks up immediately after the series' first installment, "If I Run," with Casey still on the run, still trying to learn the truths about Keegan and his partner and reveal corruption within the police department, and still trying to exonerate herself.
While hiding in a motel, she stumbles across a Bible containing a suicide note. Casey knows she must hunt down the note's writer, Cole Whittington, and find out if he's still alive. She has no idea what kind of scenario this act of compassion will pull her into though -- one of false accusations, ripped apart families, horrible parents, and child molestation.
Casey must decide whether shes willing to put everything on the line and sacrifice herself to protect this man and an innocent 7-year-old girl, Ava.
Blackstock does a great job moving the story along, going back and forth mainly between Casey and Dylan's perspectives, ultimately bringing their stories together. She continues to come up with many creative ways for Casey to hide from the authorities, and adds a great and powerful secondary story with Cole and little Ava.
Beyond just being a suspense novel, "If I'm Found" tackles some deep themes like suicide, molestation, incompetent parenting, the plight of veterans and post traumatic stress disorder. It touches on the need to call out to God for help and the need for Him in our lives, and tackles that oh-so-hard question "Why is evil winning so much?" Blackstock also includes a very solid and bold salvation message in her novel.
The final installment, "If I Live," is not due until March 2018, unfortunately! We will have to wait until then to see if Casey truly accepts God into her life, if she clears her name and brings justice to the corrupt officers, and if she can ever stop running.
Five stars out of five.
Zondervan provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
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