Monday, May 29, 2017

If I'm Found

GIVEAWAY

BLACKSTOCK, TERRI
IF I'M FOUND

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 he knows the truth and wants to help her. He's let her escape before when had her in his grasp, but trust doesn't come easily.

As Casey works to collect evidence about the real muderers, she stumbles on another unbeatable 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. But doing so is risky and may result in her capture -- and if she's captured, she has no doubt she'll be murdered before ever steps foot in a jail cell.

In this riveting sequel to the USA Today bestseller If I Run, evil lurks, drawing Casey out of the shadows...but there is light shining in the darkness.

My Review:

As 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!!!!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of If I'm Found, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and leave your email address make sure to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 21 2017. Offer open to International readers. Good luck!


48 comments:

  1. Almost a year between books, ugh, that's too long! Better start marking down your calander, Kav.

    Sounds like a classic Blackstock novel. I

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I know...but this series is just soooooo good. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. This book has been on my wish list. I really her storylines. She is a very talented author. Thanks for the chance to read it.
    cenya2 (at)hotmail (dot)com

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    1. Isn't she the best at drawing out the suspense????? Mercy! Good luck, Marjorie.

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  3. Absolutely love this series! And this is coming from a reader who tends to stay away from first person narrative in present tense as method of storytelling. Yes, totally agree that you must read the first book before this one. Good luck, everyone!

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    1. I'm with the on the first person narrative in present tense but it sure works here, doesn't it? Makes it so much more frantic! My heart is speeding up just thinking about it.

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  4. I really enjoyed If I Run, but was a bit let down at the ending (which I had already written in my mind, lol) I'm always looking for a romantic payoff by books end, and sometimes series will make you wait, like this one does.
    I think I've recovered enough from book 1 to read If I'm Found now with my expectations in place, knowing I won't get it all resolved until If I Live comes out, whew, not a great "waiter".

    Thanks Kav! Happy reading!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm the same way, Tracey, but at least I went into reading If I Run knowing there were aspects of the story (the main suspense plot and the romance) that wouldn't be resolved until book three. That helped a lot. And I found this one gave me more of both so I feel somewhat satisfied while I (im)patiently wait for If I Live. Good luck!

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  5. Sounds thrilling! There is a fantastic lesson in patience here somewhere, right?!

    Many thanks!

    littlemisslydia[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. LOL -- now there's a positive way of looking at it. Good luck, littlemisslydia.

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  6. This sounds really thrilling and suspenseful. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    Rose

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It really is. Good luck, Rose.

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  7. I absolutely loved If I Run. Please include me in this giveaway, as I would love to continue the series. Thank you so much!

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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    1. It's such a great series! Good luck, Freda.

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  8. Sounds like a really good story. I haven't read If I Run, but now I'm very interested!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It's a fantastic series. Great if you love edgy romantic suspense. Good luck, Melody.

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  9. You better believe I'm in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. I kinda thought this would be right up your alley, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  10. Read it; loved it! I, too, wait (im)patiently for the third book! And thanks Tracey, for the title for it... If I Live.

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    1. Great titles for the whole series --captures the sense of urgency!

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  11. I would just L💓VE to Win this book it's been on my Wish List since it was 1st put on Amazon 😁
    Thanks so much for the chance to win Kav 😄 👍 😍

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    1. It's incredible, Linda. Good luck!

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    2. Mine is iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com 😃

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    3. Thanks I Have Book #1 but am waiting until I have this one to start it
      Do they stand alone?

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  12. Really love Terri Blackstock suspense/mystery novels . I'm ready to win! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet Thanks Kav!

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    1. I do too -- she knows how to draw out the intrigue. Good luck, Paula.

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  13. Love this series. Can't wait for book three. Good luck ladies.

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    1. We can all eagerly anticipate book three together!

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  14. Oooooh, I really want to read this one. I tried to find it at the library with no luck.
    Dianna

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    1. They might still get it yet, but here's hoping you get your own copy before then. Good luck, Dianna.

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  15. If I Run was sooo good and I've been waiting for this one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. This one is just as thrilling. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  16. I have If I Run but haven't read it yet -- definitely need this book too. I think it's going to be an intense read!! Thanks for the review and the giveaway.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It would be fun to read them back to back! Good luck, Pam.

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  17. I haven't read one of Terri Blackstock's books in a long time. This series sounds intense. KAV, thank you for the great review.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Time to change that, Caryl. Good luck.

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  18. It sounds like I need to beg someone to let me borrow If I Run so I can read it first. I will have to add this series to my must read stack!! Thanks for your review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Yes, you definitely need to read If I Run first. Good luck, Donna.

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  19. A juicy one cool. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  20. I have the first book but haven't read it yet so I'll try and get this too. becci43(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It would be great to read them back to back. Good luck, Becky.

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  21. I just picked up a copy of the first book in a second shop. SCORE!! And I'm all about delayed gratification. As long as it's not too long between books where I might forget key info. This is why I like to read a few reviews (notably, yours) so I know whether to wait closer to the last release to start digging in. I have the impression it's going to be 4 books, because the covers look like they are pieces of a puzzle that will be complete with a fourth book. Maybe someone already mentioned that, but I only noticed when I saw how the second book cover went together with the first. Kind of cool. ------ tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. So, I totally didn't pick up on the cover art matching!!!! How cool is that? But I think it's only a three book series...couldn't find anything more on the author's website. We will live in anticipation, I guess.

      I usually don't like cliffhanging series but this is an exception...and I remembered everything the second I started reading so the author clearly made an impression on me. Good luck, Terrill.

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    2. Maybe your right. One more book and you get most of the face. It'll be interesting to find out.

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  22. Terri is amazing!! I love her books!!
    amyl smith at bledsoe dot net

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