If I Live
Casey is hiding again—in Memphis this time—but it’s different now. She knows without a doubt that Dylan believes her and is doing all he can to help bring Brent’s killer to justice. He’s become an unexpected friend . . . and even, maybe, something more. Hope makes everything more bearable.
Casey makes a deal with the DA to turn over all the evidence she and Dylan have gathe...more
With such a powerful foe, how can Dylan an ...more
This was an amazing close to an as-amazing trilogy. The suspense did not let up and I was left gasping for breath at a couple of points, dying to skip ahead and find out what had happened...but I couldn't because kindle. *weeps*
But. Anyway. Review. Much of this will be spoilers, although I'll do my very, very best to avoid them. However! If you're interested in reading this book, and you see a spoiler tag, DO NOT CLICK. You will thank me. (Also I will try very hard not to spoil any of ...more
The characters were good, same as the previous books. ;) I liked the romance story and was hoping things would work out. It actually didn't end as I thought and I loved that even more.
All in all, If I Live was a wonderful read for suspense lovers. Definitely read the series in o ...more
I guess, for me, I feel slightly disappointed by this series. It was so hyped-up, but it just kind of fell flat for me.
- The realistic characters. Casy and Dylan were smart, sensible, reasonable people for the most part - but they did have FEELINGS. They didn't fit into either stereotypical thriller character archetype: the "I'm a completely clueless jellybean" category or the "I'm so perfect and emotionless that I'm not human" category. :P I liked both of the main c ...more
There is so much action here, and we really root against the evil in the form of the police, yes corruption at the highest, and so many innocents hurt, including the main characters. Just when you think you find someone to trust, forget it ...more
The third and final book of the If I Run series, If I Live, was the wrap-up for Casey Cox and all of the death, drama, and deception surrounding her. Again, I could not put this book down and skirted some responsibilities to finish this book. I figured seeing this case through was more exciting than folding my laundry.
In all seriousness though, if you’re looking for a good mystery/crime thriller series than you nee ...more
Even though there was a lot of action in this finale, this one did feel a bit more ‘Christian-suspense-romance’ tropey...if that makes sense.
I thought the villain was too animated to be realistic and when we saw the killer’s POV, it felt too contrived.
The characters were all great. Except for the ones who weren't (*cough* Keegan), but I think that's how it was supposed to be.
I loved Dex, too, just felt I sh ...more
You are taken on a journey and it's not one you will soon forget.
It was the best of the three If I Run series.
Blackstock always knows how to pull you in and make you hold on until the very end.
I'm not going to give anything away, I will just let you know that it's a must read.
This is a 4.5 star book and I HIGHLY recommend the whole series.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was no ...more
In the final novel of the If I Run series, Casey Cox continues to be on the run from authorities while trying to prove her innocence. Dylan Roberts, the private investigator for the murder Casey is accused of suffers from PTSD and doesn't have the support of his family to be a civilian police officer. The pages are filled with action. The entire series was well done.
My gratitude to publisher Zondervan for a complimentary copy of ...more
You see that fangirl in the corner clutching If I Live to her heart, beblubbered with happy tears? That would be yours truly. (And yes, "beblubbered" is a word. One of my most recent favorites. And no, I'm not actually shedding tears. I just wanted to use said word. xD)
This is the nail-bitingly suspenseful but ultimately satisfying conclusion to the If I Run series. I liked it A LOT. <3
I take off half a star because the romance doesn't exactly appeal to me. It was all right, but it did ...more
Casey and Dylan have given me some serious anxiety problems this entire series. The POV lets you get into the characters head, their thoughts are yours, their emotions are yours, and their actions became yours. Mrs.Blackstock is amazing when she writes in this POV.
I just want to say I highly reccomend ...more
I loved the character d ...more
With the other books as well, Casey never ceases to amaze me! I loved reading about how she outsmarted the "bad guy." Multiple times!
I feel like the author did a really good job wrapping up this series! She covered all the loose ends and cliff hangers from the previous two books very well!
As for the romance, there was definitely more romance in this last book ...more
Warning: Do not pick up this book if 1) You do not have time to read (you need to lock yourself away from society for a bit) 2) if you did not read the previous 2 books (do so now!).
I delayed reading this series, because it is Terri Blackstock and I knew I had to have all the books in the series before I start. Terri Blackstock exceeded my expectations with this book.
It was filled with action, nail-biting suspense (at one point it felt like I was watching a thriller) and a lo ...more
Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual “new kid,” her imagination became her closest ...more