Conditional Recommendation: The stakes are getting higher and Casey Cox is still on the run but gains an ally and together they work to compile evidence to bring the real criminals to justice.
Genre: Christian Thriller
The second book is just as enjoyable as the first and the suspense is certainly building for the grand resolution of Casey’s story in book three. There’s more character development in this book compared to the first, more talk of God, more uncovering of the true criminals…and of course, higher stakes in remaining hidden and alive. Terri Blackstock continues to keep the evil-goodness well balanced and doesn’t devolve into gritty descriptions of evil. The romance comes to fruition in this book, but I hesitate to categorize the book as a romance because it’s a building secondary storyline but not quite a major thread—the story isn’t about the romance. Overall, this is a compelling addition to the series!
Read the review for book one: If I Run.
Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit after she was framed by a shady detective on the local police force. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist he knows the truth and wants to help her. He let her escape before, but trust doesn’t come easily. As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles upon another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who’s also been falsely accused. Casey risks her own safety to right this wrong and protect the little girl from her tormentors. Doing so is risky and could result in her capture—and if she’s caught, she has no doubt she’ll be murdered before she ever steps foot in a jail cell.
Casey and Dylan’s conversations develop to discussing God and the nature of evil and justice. Overall, I thought it was decent; however, repentance is mentioned when discussing salvation/starting a relationship with God. Repentance isn’t explained, it’s just mentioned as being necessary so the issue is ambiguous at best.
Casey really risks getting caught in this one and has more than one close call—which makes the story that much more suspenseful! And enjoyable.
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