If I'm Found (If I Run Series)

by Terri Blackstock

Paperback, 2017

Status

Available

Call number

813.54

Tags

Publication

Zondervan (2017), 384 pages

Description

"Is Dylan hunting Casey to prosecute her or protect her? Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn't commit. Dylan Roberts--her most relentless pursuer--is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He's let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn't come easily. As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on 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 tormenters. But doing so is risky and just may result in her capture--and if she's captured, she has no doubt she'll be murdered before she ever steps foot in a jail."--Jacket… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

384 p.; 8.4 inches

ISBN

0310332486 / 9780310332480

User reviews

LibraryThing member Anne_Rightler
If I'm Found, second in the If I Run series by Terri Blackstock is a suspense story that does not disappoint. To say this book is edge of the seat suspense does not do it justice...nail-biting, spine-tingling. Even though a part of a series, the book could be read as a stand alone as the author
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gives enough of the backstory to not leave the reader lost and wondering what things are all about. Casey, accused of murder, is on the run from the police. Dylan, being paid by the dead man's family, is the private detective looking for her. Will he believe she is innocent? Can they find enough evidence to put away the real killers? Can she stay ahead of the police? How can she stay alive? Keep her family safe? As the author tells Casey's story and touches on the issues of drug and alcohol use and child abuse, she fills the pages with drama, suspense, mystery, and emotional tension. Beneath it all is the tender message of the need to be intentional in looking for and being grateful to God in the everyday, mundane things of life. This reader can't wait for the next book in this series. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own.
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LibraryThing member Madison_Fairbanks
If I Run by Terri Blackstock

A thriller with an innocent on the run and corruption in the police department.
It's an intense story and I found myself anxious in key moments. Very well written.
It's not a complete story. The book ends but it's obviously only Part 1.

The praying to God and mention of
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the Holy Spirit a few times dragged me out of the story. It wasn't obnoxious or preachy but it was apparent.
Will I read more by this author? Yes, I want the ending, but if it's a trilogy or more, I will wait for the last book to be released before reading more. I want a clean ending. This was a fantastic thriller. Breathtaking. But it doesn't have a conclusion.

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.
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LibraryThing member debkrenzer
This is the second book in the Casey Cox "If I Run" series and I really like this series. However, I am not liking the fact that this poor girl has been running for two books now. Can somebody please give this girl a break? Ha! JK Actually, I would really like to see that Keegan guy get his just
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desserts - what an A$$.

This was definitely a suspenseful book. There were plenty of hold your breath moments going on. Car chases, jumping out windows to escape, child abuse, drug dealers with guns, cars being run off the road, innocents being brought in for questioning, disguises, changing hotels nightly - sometimes twice a night, etc. I mean we are talking some serious action going on in this book. The only thing I didn't like - there's a book 3. Casey is still on the run. However, if the author keeps the suspense and the drama going like she has - it will be worth the wait!

Thanks to Zondervan Fiction for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
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LibraryThing member alekee
Once again I was left with my heart in my throat, and the wanting for justice to take place immediately, but alas it and life really don’t happen that way. This is the second book in this series, and yes the first is as good as the second, and now I anticipate the third, however they can stand
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alone, but you will want to know what our girl with the big heart did in the previous book.
Can you imagine looking at the face of evil and yet these are the people that you are supposed to rely on when there is trouble, members of law enforcement. Makes me so sad that the people you are supposed to trust are so untrustworthy, and I do realize that these are the rare few, but does one apple spoil the bushel, lets sure hope no. All the while I was reading this, I kept wanting justice for all, and yet for some it does come to late, how very sad.
I am really pulled into this story, and highly recommend the first two books in this series, you won’t be disappointed, and you will be waiting for book three along with me.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan and was not required to give a positive review.
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LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: If I’m Found (If I Run Series #2)
Author: Terri Blackstock
Pages: 384
Year: 2017
Publisher: Zondervan
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
If I Run is the first novel in the series and was published in 2016. Now, If I’m found is out this year with the exciting conclusion, If I Live, coming out March
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2018. So, if you haven’t read the books, you have time to catch up before the series concludes.
Casey Cox is a woman we meet in the first book who is running for her life after finding her friend dead. While trying to keep under the radar, Casey ends up getting involved in other peoples’ troubles and longs to help them out. The hardest part for Casey is trusting someone with information she has about her own father’s past that will have ripple effects some people just don’t want to have happen. Readers will follow Casey as she tries to stay a step or two ahead of the man who has been sent to capture her and bring her back to face justice.
What makes it even harder for Casey to stay under the radar is her passion to help others out of deep trouble even if it means she will be caught and probably punished for a crime she didn’t commit. Casey is used to trusting herself and carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders, but Dylan Roberts just might be the one to help her share her burden while getting justice.
Terri Blackstock has written some very engaging stories that audiences won’t soon forget no matter how many books they read in a short time. While I hate to wait another year before the conclusion, I can say it is well worth it because the suspense never lets up! While you’re waiting for the last book to come out, if you haven’t read some of this author’s other stories, plunge right in, pick a couple and enjoy!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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LibraryThing member Harley0326
I love series and I am always eagerly awaiting this author's continuing story. She knows how to grab your attention from the beginning and it feels like a run for your life to the finish line. The author is creative with her characters and they become almost life like as you get to know them. Casey
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has been a favorite character of mine for awhile. She is fierce, determined and never backs down when she sees injustice. The story continues where Casey is hiding out while she stays one step ahead of being arrested. Her life is on the line when she was accused of a brutal murder. Now she must clear her name and stay in the shadows till she can prove her innocence. I loved how her character is put in harms way when she discovers someone being accused of a crime he didn't commit. Would you stand up for someone if it meant you may go to jail?

The action is top notch and it is an adrenaline rush to the end. I did like the author talking about PTSD. She did a great job of allowing a character to deal with PTSD and the difficult effects it has on someone. I love how the author takes on subjects that others shy away from and brings them to the forefront. Crime happens everyday and sometimes a person is accused of something they didn't do. I especially liked that Casey got involved with an abuse case. People are so ready to point fingers and place blame without investigating. Casey is someone to be reckoned with when she stands up for justice . The book has everything you want in an action/thriller and I love how the author continues to keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats with intense drama. I highly recommend you read the first book which lays the foundation for the series. I eagerly await the conclusion of this series.

I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The review is my own opinion.
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LibraryThing member vintagebeckie
Terri Blackstock is a favorite with my book club. We’ve yet to meet a book she has written that we didn’t like. If I’m Found, book 2 in the If I Run series, received a unanimous thumbs up from us. The novel is action-packed with the ongoing story of Casey’s quest to clear her name and the
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additional story line of a man wrongfully accused of child abuse. As with the first book, there are some loose ends left at the end, and we are eagerly anticipating book 3, If I Live.

Most of our discussion revolved around Casey’s motivations — her need to find the truth and her innate sense of right and wrong. Casey is beginning to respond to God’s promptings, and we found that intriguing as well. While If I’m Found is adrenaline-laced suspense, the character development is well done. We loved the good guys, Dylan especially, and hated the bad guys. Because this one is the middle offering in a trilogy, there is still plenty of what-ifs. We had fun coming up with scenarios for the last book. It will be interesting to see if any of our theories come true.

For fans of Blackstock, If I’m Found is another winner. It gets our book club’s stamp of approval!

Recommended.

Audience: adults.
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LibraryThing member iadam
I received a free advance e-copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley and have chosen to write an honest review. ‘If I’m Found’ continues on where ‘If I Run’ left off. Casey is still on the run with Dylan and a couple of corrupt cops still pursuing her. Dylan nearly
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apprehended her but doubts her guilt and let her slip through his fingers. This is also a well-written suspense thriller that I couldn't put down; full of twists and turns with an intriguing and surprise subplot and another questionable suicide. Casey is a kind and caring person and tries to help a man who is accused of child abuse. Dylan begins to trust Casey and believe in her. Casey continues to evade capture and is fearful that if she is captured she will be murdered because she knows too much. This isn’t the end of the story. Casey continues on the run. I really enjoyed reading both books in the If I Run series. I look forward to reading the next book in this series to see what happens next to Casey and Dylan. This is a keeper and well worth the read.
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LibraryThing member Becky_L
This is a top-notch suspense,just what one would expect from Terri Blackstock. A close follow-up to If I Run, we find Casey still on the lam and uncertain whom she can trust.

I love how Casey puts her own safety on the line more than once when she is convinced that someone else needs help. Casey is
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also quite concerned about others who stand to become potential victims because of her running. Casey seems to have a good head on her shoulders and really cares about those around her,whether those she has lost or those she stands to lose.

My one disappointment was I did not realize (silly me, don't most book series contain three books?) that everything would not wrap up at the end of If I'm Found.

I highly recommend this book. I obtained a complimentary copy from the publisher and NetGalley. This did not affect my opinions, which are solely my own.
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LibraryThing member nibbles_243
absolutely in love with this series. I did nothing today but read the 2nd one and am still upset the 3rd isn't out yet!!! I have to wait until March 6 (I think) for it to come out to find out what happens.
But the suspense and the thriller of this book is outstanding. can't get enough.
LibraryThing member caslater83
I was so impressed with "If I Run", then I went ahead and placed a hold on this book through my library loan program. I don't regret this decision at all. This book continues to keep my attention. I feel terrible for Casey. She doesn't deserve to be on the run. I also feel for her family who are
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just beside themselves with worry for her safety. Casey feels like the world is against her because of how the rogue cops have portrayed her. The media is just eating it up.
How far will Keegan go to nail Casey? How far will Dylan go to save her? I'm just dying to read the last installment in the series. I want to be satisfied, but I know that life doesn't always work out the way we want it, but it ALWAYS works out the way God plans.

I'm ready for book three. Bring. It. On!
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LibraryThing member SimplyKelina
This is a mystery, within a mystery like in book one. It continues to follow Casey as she is still on the run from being a murder suspect. There is so much going on in this one that again you will not want to put it down.

Book two does involve some very serious plot twists that I did not see coming.
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There is information around PTSD, child abuse including sexual abuse, and suicide. This does follow Dylan and does follow PTSD a little more than book one. It also takes a very different turn around child abuse. Since I work in child abuse, I hate when stories put Social Services in a negative light, so this did disappoint me.

This one does focus a little more around church and God than book one, but I still do not feel it was too overwhelming.

I did not really like how the romance happens, and wish there was a little more build up around it even if was predicted to happen.

Overall, I enjoyed this one just as much as book one. I am excited to see how this will all end.
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LibraryThing member vickimarie2002
This series is so incredible! I love how, even though Casey is on the run because she's accused of killing her best friend, she still figures out a way to help others solve their crimes. Dylan is such a great character and I love seeing his and Casey's relationship continue to grow. We also get
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introduced to Dex, and he also seems incredible. This book just gets so intense towards the middle and kept me reading nonstop! I only put it down for minor things like sleeping and working. ;) Such a great read and can't wait to get the next book to see how it all ends up!

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.
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LibraryThing member purple_pisces22

I think this book was much better than the first one. The main character did not seem so dumb. Not that her choices were always the best, but she seems to actually think the stuff through before acting on her feelings. The story did not seem as forced as the first one did. I’m not sure I can
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quite put my finger on why the first book just didn’t resonate with me.
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