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Nowhere to Run (Nowhere #1)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  905 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Some Secrets
When Liv Dugan ducks out of work for lunch, it’s just an ordinary day. When she returns, she stumbles onto a massacre. All her colleagues at Zuma Software have been shot. Only luck has left Liv unscathed, and that might be running out…

Will Follow You

Liv suspects the shootings are tied to her past—and to the package she recently received from her long-dead adopt
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corp. (first published January 1st 2012)
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Robin Priddy
Aug 02, 2012 Robin Priddy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Robin by: Nightowl romance
On Olivia Dugan's sixth birthday she finds her mother hanging in their kitchen. At the same time there was a serial killer in their town. Several of the bodies were found in the field behind her house. Everyone has always told her that her mother took her own life, but now that she is older she doesn't belive it. Olivia and her younger brother went to live with her father. Her brother suffers from mental illness and Olivia herself suffers from a little paranoid. It seems that Olivia's mother lef ...more
My first read of this author - who happens to be Lisa Gardner's sister!

I like this book, it took me a bit to get use to her writing and to wrap my head around the story. But once the story got going it was an enjoyable read - a psycho serial killer who remains elusive and unknown until almost the bitter end, and then some - it's a cliff hanger book - UGH.

A bit of romance which you could see coming. Some interesting characters, in particular - twin detectives with cool names ;)

A thumbs up and and
Lucy Dosch
In a word...thrilling. I am not going to write too much on this book since this was actually a great murder mystery and I don't want to leak ANYTHING.

It has been some time since I have actually had real hard-to-put-down thriller. Most times I will guess within the first 100 pages where the plot is going, but this one really kept me wanting to read more. There was just enough romance to sweeten the story and bond our main characters.

The worst part of this book was the fact that I zipped through

I received this novel as an ARC from Kensington Books through The Romance Man’s Blog.
To be honest, I had a difficult time first getting into this story. The first few chapters explain her childhood, which was terrible, and introduces us to multiple characters, with whom I had a hard time keeping up with. Saying that, once the action started, I really could not put it down!
The hero and heroine of this novel is a most unlikely couple! August Rafferty, known as Auggie, is an undercover cop, just co
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own.

Bush brilliantly hooks the reader right at the beginning of the book with a suicide...or is it? The story then follows the daughter of the suicide victim, who was just a young child at the time of her mother’s death. The event traumatized Liv, then six years old, and her younger brother, Hague, who was only a year old at the time. B
Nicole Laverdure
Thrilling suspense
I love thrillers and decided to read Nowhere to run written by Nancy Bush; it is her first book in her Rafferty series. I found it thrilling, well written and fast-paced; the intrigue kept me captivated until the end. I liked her two main characters August Raffery known as Auggie, a detective and Liv Dugan. Here is the story! Olivia, as a child, had suffered a tragic moment with the death of her mother. She had be wounded by life and now as a young woman, she wanted to look for
This book has gotten a lot of rave reviews from readers, which makes me a little reluctant to say what I thought of it. Not that it will stop me.

First, the book as romantic suspense: I didn't like it. The heroine is terribly damaged, which is fine, but she lets it make her helpless, which is not. Several times she whines at the hero, who she doesn't really trust for most of the book, about how scared she is and how she needs his help! The only thing she did to help herself was to run away, which
Denise C
Nowhere to Run is the first book I've read by Nancy Bush. I wavered between 3 & 4 stars, but ultimately downgraded to 3. That's not to say I disliked the book, or would avoid her books in the future- on the contrary, I liked it well enough to add her to my list of authors to follow. There were just too many issues with the story that I couldn't see myself going above 3 stars (though, if we had 10 stars, this would have gotten 7).

The first third of the story moves quickly, at a pace that feel
Paula Howard
Nowhere to Run was a very intense book. The mystery surrounds the supposed suicide of Liv's mom when she was six and her brother 2 1/2. Liv never believe that it was suicide and suffered the emotional trauma that one would expect with such a tragedy. The mystery evolves when at 25 she receives an envelope from her long dead mother. Killings being and Liv believes it is due to to content of the envelope and memories doctor's have told her she had buried from the night of her mom died. Adventures ...more
Tamara Clark
I couldn't put this book down at all. Excited to start the second one today.
Ricki Certain
Picked this up because it seemed like a bit of a light read. I did get all the way through the book, but I'm unsure why. When the killing spree at her job happened, Liv immediately assumed (rightly) that it was about the pictures she received, but there really wasn't much of a connection with them in the end. (Other than the killer thought her digging into her past would spark her memory.) Given how much her adoption was mentioned, I kept thinking it would have something to do with the mystery, ...more
When I purchased this book, I thought it was going to be more mystery/crime solving with some romance thrown in, but it was definitely more of a "romance-with-some-mystery-thrown-in" kind of a book. Not that I minded it, just saying it so other readers are aware.

I liked the book, it was enjoyable to read but the actual storyline behind the events was a little bit contrived for me. The ending was surprising but not necessarily in a good way. In the book, Liv hates her job, her boss is a dick, and
Lori Gibbon
It would have been nice to realize this was the prequel to Nowhere to Hide ....which I already read. However, each was a good story in itself even though this one leads up to the next one. These are a worthy read ...I just recommend reading them in order! Who knew!?
Kathy Jund
An awesome new series by Nancy Bush!!! :) The other half of the "sisters of suspense" this one will be out soon! I read an advanced reader copy...and book 2 will follow VERY soon behind this one..Great characters!!! kj :)
Ericka Scott
Sexy and suspenseful. I look forward to reading the next installment, Nowhere to Hide.
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~* 3.5 Stars *~
Taut and Chilling Psychological Thriller

Little Livvie Dugan remembers a lot about her sixth birthday. She remembers blowing out the birthday candles on the cake her mama got for her. She remembers opening presents, and getting to watch lots of cartoons. She remembers falling asleep in the den with the television on. It was a great day...until she woke up and went into the kitchen for another piece of cake. That's when little Livvie remembers finding her mama hanging by her neck, h
I found this to be an interesting story . I really liked the characters Liv and Auggie. Liv was a well written damsel in distress. She had plenty of likable quality's and just the perfect blend of vulnerability and strength. He was a typical , but very well written alpha hero male. He had the perfect blend of masculine appeal with a healthy dose of sensitivity. The romantic angle in my personal opinion was a little forced. I had a difficult time believing some of the behavior both main character ...more
Melanie Chabrol-
Olivia Dugan, is a 25y.o who is having difficulty remembering part of her past, her mother whom adopted her she found at the age of 6 hung in the kitcen, when interviewed the local police department grilled her and since then feared police.
One day she was running late and had a late lunch, whe she returns several of her colleagues were shot, scared to death she calls 911 then fleas the scene, thinking she is a person of interest she takes a man hostage. NOt realizing he was an undercover agent k
I am new to The Sisters Jackson/Bush and understand Lisa Jackson is the celebrity in the family. But MY introduction to The Sisters started with Bush’s HUSH and, though the one non-collaborative Jackson book I’ve read (YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW) was a page-turner, I have to say the dexterity with the English language, the intriguing stories and the tightness with which she tells them make me more of a Bush girl, thus far. I’m starting the Jackson/Bush collaborations now and I swear I can feel when ...more
This is the first book by Nancy Bush that I've read. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but the plot sounded interesting so I decided to give it a go. Overall, I thought Nowhere to run was a good, solid and entertaining read. I didn't dislike this book, but I also didn't love it.
I was confused as to whether or not this was a romantic suspense novel or just a suspense novel with a little bit of romance in it. I felt there was more focus on the suspense and the who-dunit aspect of the story than
This is a solid suspense novel -- for at least the first three quarters of it. I found the opening chapter to be extremely creepy and it actually scared me a little bit when I was reading it. The action was well paced and kept me turning the pages, plus there was a nice little twist in the middle that took me by surprise. My biggest complaint would be with the ending. The final chapters of the book felt a little frantic to me. Too many characters and facts were being introduced and the whole mys ...more
All I could think while reading this book was that the police department was made up of people who wanted to play cop but never bothered to actually train to be one. And they were the homicide detectives.

It really reminded me of the Steve Martin movie Roxanne when he's talking to the fire department and tells them that if some sees a fire and says "what ever you do don't call the fire department" it would be bad. That's the perfect example of how I felt this police force was described. Don't ca
Eh. That's the best I can do for this book. It was just eh. I won the third book in this series from Goodreads, and I hate starting series in the middle. I picked up this book from the library. Their were so many characters - I found it hard to keep track of them all. The plot meandered a bit, but when it got toward the end it finally started to work. The end just happened very quickly. She does have a good intro to book 2, so I'm sure I will just keeping reading.
Joyce McKune
Several murders tied together and all seemed to be linked to Livvie and the fact she received a package from her mother who had killed herself on Liv's 6th birthday, but Livvie believed she was murdered!
Only thing I didn't like about the book was the cliff hanger. I have several books I need to read before I can look for the next in this series.
Just ok

This book lacked enough suspense to be a mystery, action to be a thriller, sizzle to a romance. Interesting start to the novel which fizzled due to repetitive dialogue and some unbelievable plot twists.
L'ambiance du récit est plutôt oppressante : Olivia donne, dans son comportement, tous les signes de la schizophrénie. Elle est sans cesse sur ses gardes, refermée sur elle même. Auggie, son otage, l'écoute attentivement, lui pose les bonnes questions. Et quelque part, cela la rassure. Cela l'aide à avancer dans son enquête. Ensemble, Liv et son confident improbable tentent de découvrir la vérité sur sa famille adoptive, ses parents, son enfance. Olivia doit sonder son esprit car, quelque part d ...more
I couldn't put it down. A very engrossing and intense murder mystery. I'm going to take a break with a romantic comedy next, but I definitely plan to pick back up with the next in the series.
Sharon Brewer
For All Mystery Fans!

Great mystery! It had me guessing until the end. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book.
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Bestselling author Nancy Bush has had an eclectic writing career. She started her first story when she heard how young mothers were making money writing romance novels. She thought, “I can do that,” and talked her sister, bestselling author, Lisa Jackson, into joining her in her foray into writing. At the time Nancy was a young mother herself. Now, she says she's just…a mother.

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