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Code Runner

(The Amy Lane Mysteries #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Book Two of The Amy Lane Mysteries

Ex-con Jason Carr has faced down the toughest thugs in Cardiff, but being assistant to a brilliant, eccentric hacker who hasn’t been outdoors in ten years has its own challenges. Still, he and Amy Lane can solve cases even the cops can’t crack. And when a corpse washes up on a beach, Jason can’t resist chasing the clues—or defying Amy by i
Published September 29th 2014 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Lynn Spencer
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Now we're cooking. This book took the elements I liked from the first novel (intriguing characters, interesting plot twists) and took it up a notch. Even though we still don't get all of the leads' backstories, Claverton doles out just enough information to pull the reader closer, while delivering a suspense story that made me want to read it all in one sitting. I just had to know what was going on. I just had to put together all the pieces with drugs, corruption, and jail intrigue. And that, my ...more
The second installment in the Amy Lane series moves the timeline forward a bit and, of course, complicates Jason’s life a bit more. It isn’t just Amy, who finds her world opening just a bit more than she thought.

It’s nice to see both Amy and Jason develop as characters and to see Amy’s world expand just a little.

It’s also funny and sad to see drugged Amy. She drugged herself so it’s not a creepy drugging.

What I particularly enjoyed about this installment is the increase in communication that
Sep 01, 2014 added it
CODE RUNNER is the second book in the Amy Lane Mysteries series. Jason’s going on holiday with his mum and his sister, but when a body washes up on the beach Jason’s back in work mode. Amy’s become seriously dependent on Jason and her issues have gotten worse, even though she’s trying to hide them. When Jason gets nicked for a crime he didn’t commit and sent to jail, Amy is distraught and tries to unravel the mystery on her own. CODE RUNNER has the main characters’ relationship more established ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, crime
Loved this! Even more than the first in the series.
Cheryl M-M
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The agoraphobic grey-hat hacker Amy and her ex-con assistant Jason are faced with a crime, which threatens to break up their team, and to shatter the new found confidence Amy has. She also finds herself separated from the lifeline she has built from her own personal prison and the outside world.

In the second book in the Amy Lane Mystery series Amy and Jason have become a well oiled crime fighting team. Perhaps one with too much success, because Jason finds himself back in prison. This time the c
Book Him Danno
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series and while the author keeps you updated I wish I had read the first one to understand the relationship more Amy and Jason.
There is a lot of British slang that took me a little time at the beginning to understand but soon it became easy to figure out. Sometimes it would throw me out of the book but it was still fun to read.
Rosie Claverston has done a wonder job of using words to create a world that readers will want to stay in. The story takes a while to get g
Ellen White
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the duo of Amy and Jason. His ability as he ran, he could sense were and when there was trouble. Going on a holiday with his mother and sister.
A man washes up and it is the brother of his best friend, prison once again
as a suspect. Amy opens her door to noises, her world is threatened.
Is the team of Amy and Jason now threaten. Twisted plot,intense, their personal freedom is at risk. She depends on him. A good plot to the end.
Laura Rueckert
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love reading about Amy and Jason and seeing their relationship develop. The mystery was twisty and interesting. At times, it was a little too violent for my taste – I kept thinking oh-no-poor [redacted]! But I'm still looking forward to reading the next books in the series. :)
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This continues to be an interesting series for me. Comparing to my recent Galbraith DNF, this one does have internal exploration but the plot is more forward and focused.
Diane Coto
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
How do you get framed for murder? Just follow Jason – he’ll show you. This is the 2nd in the Amy Lane Mysteries (and the first one I’ve read). Amy is an unbelievably bright computer hacker. Her computer is AEON and is a home-made supercomputer. She probably spends 90% of her life in front of it, only going to bed when she is totally exhausted. She has other issues too, such as agoraphobia, a fear of going outdoors. The police, in particular, DI Bryn Hesketh, rely upon information she is able to ...more
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the sequel to Binary Witness, Amy Lane and Jason Carr are back together again for another adventure.

Whereas Binary Witness kept Amy and Jason close, working side-by-side to solve a serial killer case, Code Runner explores a different sort of working relationship. For a large section of the book, circumstances force the two protagonists apart, placing Jason in a location that even Amy, with all her skills, cannot easily contact him in. This forces both characters to grow and develop individual
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
3 1/2 stars...
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second in a series of mysteries with Amy, the super genius computer hacker who is also agoraphobic and relies heavily on her partner, Jason. Jason is an ex-con with a rap sheet longer than the Bible.
Against Amy's better judgement, Jason can't help but try to solve a murder mystery on his own, and where does he end up? Jail.Trying to defend against a murder charge. The story premise is good, and I enjoyed i
Tracey Walsh
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
The second in the Amy Lane Mysteries series and even more action packed than the first.
"Amy is distraught when Jason's pursuit gets him framed for murder. He's thrown back in prison where he's vulnerable to people who want him dead. He needs Amy to prove his innocence. Fast."
This is the first book for a while to pass my 'guilt' test - I felt guilty if put the book aside when one of the main characters was in peril, and with Code Runner that was 90% of the time.
Lots of unanswered questions from B
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I love computers, hacking, and mysteries, so the premise of this book really intrigued me! This book started off interesting from the first chapter and the action continues all throughout the rest of the book. I really liked the characters of both Amy and Jason and the way they worked together. They make a great team, and it was very interesting to be "let in" on their partnership.

The chapters are short, so it is easy to put down and pick bac
Lucy Hay
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Agoraphobic Amy Lane and her ex-con assistant Jason must take on the justice system in a story reminiscent of both THE FUGITIVE and Geoffrey Household's ROGUE MALE. When Jason is accused of killing a young gangbanger, he finds himself with a target on his back and on the run. In comparison to BINARY WITNESS, which owes its roots very much to TV crime procedurals, Claverton brings forth a very different look at the storyworld here and I get the feeling her writing is already in a transition as sh ...more
Becky Willis
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any Mystery, Suspense Reader
Shelves: mystery
I really enjoyed Code Runner by Rosie Claverton. I felt the book kept my interest from the start to finish. When I started the book, I hated having to be away from it.

With Amy as a hacker who has not left her house for about 10 years, and Jason as an ex-con, the two come together and solve crimes where the police have left off. Working crimes shows what a great team they are together. Amy suffers from extreme anxiety, and at times this makes it hard for her to cope with venturing outside of the
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jason and Amy are at it again. This time murder and drug cartel. Any chance they can do this without being out in jail? No! Amy becomes more and more dependant of Jason to be her person. Jason still lives a life outside of her reclusive life... But just barely. She becomes so dependant of him. So when he's framed for murder, her hacking abilities can reach far and wide. But will he continue to be her house boy, shopper and co-hunter of clues for their local police?? He may need more elsewhere.. ...more
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finished this last night. Something review-ish to come. The short version: Loved it. Self-contained story, but with the relationship between Amy and Jason being one of its major developments and driving forces, it'll be more appreciated when Binary Witness is read first. ...more
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing

You want a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Keep you turning page after page? Well, look no further, this is the one you're looking for! Fast pace, thriller! A dang good read!
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just as amazing as the first!
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Karen by: Tamara Morgan
I'm not a huge fan of murder/mystery/thriller books but this series is so unique and has really interesting relationship dynamics.
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Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home.

Her Cardiff-based crime series The Amy Lane Mysteries debuted in 2014, with the latest novel Hard Return released in October 2018.

Between writing and medicine, she advocates for accurate and sensi

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