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Three Seconds to Rush

(Piper Anderson Legacy Mystery #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,611 ratings  ·  221 reviews
Tara Shiloh knows she’s not a drug addict. She’s positive she’s a good mother and hard worker. So why is she in an alley with a needle in her arm? Waking up in the hospital without her son is terrifying. Being told she can’t have him back nearly crushes her. With her memory spotty and the circumstances incriminating, Tara must fight to learn the truth and wrestle with the ...more
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published September 11th 2016 by Independently Published
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Emily Ross
I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a suspense and kind of thriller novel with an easily predictable twist (I guessed it in the second chapter), but enjoyable plot nonetheless.

Tara wakes up in hospital after an overdose, having never used drugs. She then embarks on a journey in order to retain custody of her son, Wylie, with the help of defence attorney and childhood friend Reid, who isn't altogether conv
Nov 15, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting mystery.

Story about Tara and her friend Reid, they were there to support and help each other when they were growing up. Now Tara needs held, calls on him. Reid is not satisfied with his life, and defending guilty people. He has good and giving friends around. Angels and demons fighting to get what they want.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Not bad.
Quite light reading for a thriller - fairly predictable and lacks the depth to the characters that make a truly great read.
On the other hand I did spend the first few chapters screaming (on the inside, obv.) for somebody to check Tara for needle marks, and as a parent there was the whole empathy thing going on.
Overall: Light but interesting and entertaining. Worth the read for a freebie - and I might just check out the other books by this author too.
Ted Tayler
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
"A steady-paced thriller"

This will appeal to several types of reader. It's a thriller, wrapped up in a romance, and tied with a mystery bow. Not really my kind of book, but it's well-written, and with believable characters and situations.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This was ok for a quick read, could’ve been better. Tara was a likable character, if I was in her position I doubt I would be likable. I can’t imagine having my kid taken and nobody listening to me when I told the truth! Reid, I totally did not like. Shell of a person and a real asshole, imo. I really didn’t consider this a thriller, i could figure it out from the beginning, it all make sense clear as day (not going to give it away in a review, go read it and see if you can figure it out)
Lady Delacour
Story ok, drew me in
and won me over.
Narrator has a pleasant voice.
Male voices recognizable but,
could be a bit deeper.

Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
It started out so promising!!! Not only was the twist relatively predictable, it was pretty far fetched. The characters were interesting but I still have unanswered questions
Dalene W.
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it

This wasn’t a bad book to read, but I guessed the ending after the first few chapters. The characters were well developed.
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Decent book. The characters seemed like real people but not much of a mystery in my opinion. It was entertaining and something light to read. I will check out more books by this author.
Suzy Baba (readaholicmom)
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is an absolute stomach twister. Just imaging all the things that Tara goes through makes my skin crawl. She tells the truth over and over but no one believes her. Not even the one person that should have believed her right from the beginning. And in the middle of all the drama, her little boy is taken, placed with the people that mean her harm, and Tara isn't even allowed to see or reach out to him. There was nothing for her but to fight, and fighting she sure did to prove everyone wro ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, quick read. Quick because I never wanted to have to stop reading! I figured out the "bad guys" pretty early in the book, but it was still a pleasure moving toward that conclusion. Ms. Stewart has created an incredible woman in Tara, and Reid's coming around was fun to read. The story is suspenseful and unique, and the story lines casual and believable. ...more
Star Shining Forever
Tara wakes up in a hospital and is told she'd left her toddler in a parking lot and OD'ed on heroin. Now she's being arrested, needs to prepare a case, will likely lose her child to the system, and most probably will go to jail. The catch? She's never done drugs. And she's pretty sure someone's framing her for all this. Tara desperately calls her childhood friend Reid, now a defense attorney, and he must not only believe this crazy story, but build a case to prove it and defend it in court.

Lena Zhu
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this late into the night. I never thought that I would have this moment ever again, and with this type of book, no less. I have never really tried mystery books, but the plot of this had intrigued me so much that I had to read it. The way that the words are articulated and written is so captivating that it makes me flip the pages, making it a book that I could not put down. It was great, and I definitely loved it!
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Radhika Venkatesan
Aug 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Starting off, the book was good. It isn't the type of book to keep you anticipated, but one that'll be a simple and relaxing read. The 'mystery' in this book was very simple to figure out-you were able to figure it out in chapter 1 or 2. There were merely any antagonists, except for the 'bad guy' (nickname for the criminal in the novel). The 'bad guy' was barely in the story, and it almost felt like his/her character was 'forcefully' incorporated into the novel.
The flashbacks in the story sho
Roy Murry
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Three Seconds to RUSH
Piper Anderson Legacy Mystery

Reviewed by Roy Murry, Author

Tara is near death with a needle in her arm, and her child, a distance away from her, nearing pneumonia, when the police find her. When she wakes up in the hospital, the detective is reading her 'Her Rights.'

Using her only call, she calls a friend who she hadn't seen in ten years when she was fourteen and he sixteen. Luckily, he is an excellent defense, but he doesn't believe her.

Their childhood plays
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tara woke up in a hospital, strapped to the bed and confused. When she was told she was brought in for an overdose, she couldn't believe what she was hearing. When she was told that her three year old son, Wylie, was with child protective services, she lost her mind. Tara had never done drugs before and she would never endanger her son. He was her whole life. Yet, she was found in an alley with a needle in her arm and Wylie was found cold in a shopping cart, suffering from hypothermia.

She was s
Naznin Azeez
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I read a story with so much emotion & intense feeling in it, while having a good mystery too. Tara is found overdosing on heroin in an alley and accused of leaving her child to freeze in a supermarket lot. She has absolutely no idea what happened to herself, when she comes to but she knows that she is being charged with felony child endangerment. No one believes her when she says she doesn't do drugs. She has no clue how she ended up in that alley.

It's a refreshing story
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, mystery
A small child is found in a shopping cart in the parking lot in sub zero temps and no jacket while is mom is found in the alley by a dumpster overdosed on heroin with the needle still in her arm. Lucky for her a cop was in the area to save her.
Tara wakes up in the hospital wondering what happened and wants to know where her son is, she is told that her son is in protective services and she is facing felony charges for not protecting her son and for her drug addiction, only problem is, Tara's nev
Alan Snow
It was difficult to work out what genre Danielle Stewart was aiming for when she wrote this novel. It had moments of suspense when I found I was speed reading to see what was happing next and other times, particularly towards the end, it seemed to bog down.

There were essentially two (or three) plots occulting simultaneously, but all intertwined.

Tara Shiloh knows she’s not a drug addict but was found with a needle in her arm and a heroin overdose and she called her long-time bestie, Reid Hollist
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBlast.

Most of this book was quite compelling to listen to; there weren't really any moments of "get ON with it", as it flowed so well. The narrator did a good job of bringing the characters to life and the mystery was decent enough (though not all that hard to figure out at all). The backstory of the two main characters helped to add
Zara Quintana
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Crime Thriller with a Second Chance HEA. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. I really enjoyed the writing and the narrating of this audiobook that I looked up others by the same author. I'm curious about the other series featuring characters that made an appearance in this story. This book was a great mystery, thriller with a clean romantic element that didn't overpower the story, but your anxi ...more
Lillian Cummings
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Tara knows that she would never do anything to put her son in danger so when she awakes up in the hospital and is told that she overdosed and her son Wylie almost froze to death she knows that something is terribly wrong. She has never done drugs and she would never just leave Wylie alone. But the police don't believe her and there is only one person that she knows that could help her. Reid doesn't know if he can believe Tara he doesn't know her now and there childhood was so long ago. He believ ...more
For some reason I thought this was Christian Fiction. Perhaps because searching Amazon for Christian Fiction brings up some of this authors books. However, the only characters associated with religion in this book are entirely crazy, murderous fanatics. So overall, the book paints an entirely negative view of people of faith. Yes it is fiction, and yes, there are bad people who twist and use religion to do bad things, however people of faith are generally good, honest, hardworking, decent loving ...more
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm going to keep this short and kinda sweet. As an avid reader of this particular genre, I found this novel to fall a bit flat. I was able to figure out the culprit very early on and going forward after that point mostly took the enjoyment out of reading this novel. There was a semi-romance going on as the B plotline, but there wasn't any heat in the romance. In fact, there was a lot of focus on this big mystery between the two main characters regarding their relationship as kids and when that ...more
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I obtained this free e-book from Amazon and I am voluntarily writing a review. Tara is a single mother to her two year old son Wylie. He is her whole world and she works hard to make ends meet and provide everything he needs. That is why the nightmare that she woke up to does not make sense. Waking up in the hospital handcuffed to the bed with a police officer at the bedside telling her she was found overdosed with a needle of heroin in her arm and her baby was a half mile away at night in the c ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting, heartbreaking, yet so possible

My only complaint was the slower moving plot. I usually dive into a book and there is no stopping. Being a foster family ourselves, I really wanted to read this just out of curiosity. The story itself is heartbreaking, and could easily happen to anyone. (That's the really scary part) however, I have never seen anyone that had a lawyer and a PI working for them to figure out the who and what. Overall, it was an excellent read, just a little far-fetched o
Bouke Sieperda
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Review:

A exellent story!

psychological thriller/romance,crime!

A easy reading story and well written in such a way that it get the readers full attention

and keep on reading story full of emotions ,intriques and actions, even crime

and at final refinding romance with her childhood friend!

Lovely story line and best main characters but the other did a nice job in the story!

For me a pleasure to read and keep on reading, I am sure I gine read more books from Danielle!

As these are high level psycholo
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
3 1/2 Stars. I was really torn on my rating here. The concept of the book was really good but for some reason the book itself didn’t knock me out. I guess maybe because I figured out generally what happened very early on so there was little twists for me.

Also I just felt no chemistry between the two main characters whatsoever. So their relationship fell short for me. I’d say the stand out character was Willow. Let’s give a shoutout to a strong female character who fights hard to help another fe
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