See Her Run
Running for her life could leave her breathless.
A former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Aloa Snow knows what it means to be down and out. Once highly respected, she’s now blackballed, in debt, and dealing with the echoes of an eating disorder. Until she gets one more shot to prove that she has what it takes—with a story some would die for…
After the body of a promi...more
Hayley is an endurance runner, she is running for her life, running through a desert suffering from exhaustion, heat exposure and dehydration. When death comes it is ruled suicide, yet Michael Collins from Novo, an independent newsroom, doesn’t accept suicide. Reaching out to Aloa, a one-time lover from a family that fostered him, he contacts her for her professional help. Needing the money to keep the family home from receivership she accepts, however, this will be difficult to manag ...more
This is a crime fiction debut featuring Aloa Snow, an investigative reporter who made one mistake which sandbagged her career. Once highly respected, she's now blackballed and in debt. She's also a recovered anorexic, but she still plays the garbage in, garbage out game, although she makes sure to eat more times than not.
A young woman's body is found in the desert. A well-known athlete, it is determined that her death was a suicide. The woman's boyfriend died a month earlier in a similar way.
Aloa Snow is a journalist who has been ostracized by the industry she works in and is struggling with the current economy, but one day gets a call offering her a job to investigate a story. A woman is found dead of an overdose and the police have ruled it a suicide, but there is something sinister going on. Aloa is in desperate need of a paycheck, so she decides to take the case, but it en ...more
See Her Run features an intriguing mystery with a fantastic group of side characters and I found it to be a good start to the Aloa Snow mystery series.
Aloa Snow is struggling after she lost her job with the LA Times for breaking the cardinal rule of journalism, don’t make up your sources. In debt and forced to contemplate selling her family home, Aloa is relieved when she’s contacted for an investigative piece. A young athlete, Hayley Poole, has been found dead in the Nevada desert with ...more
In this story, disgraced former reporter, Aloa Snow is contacted by a man she knew when they were teens. He wants her to investigate the death of an athlete. Aloa reluctantly takes on the job, finding more to the death than she ever expected. Her investigation takes off ...more
*Good start to a new series!
*Love Aloa - love that she is deeply flawed...she has demons that she is constantly battling. She's no unreliable narrator & that's refreshing...but her flaws and demons make her interesting and attractive as a main character.
*The other characters are quite memorable - I hope they continue on in the series - they each add their own unique quirk to the book.
*Story is full of twists & turns, keeping you guessing until the very end.
*Looking for ...more
This book centers around Aloa Snow an disgraced investigative reporter, who stumbles onto a second chance via her her past through a childhood friend Michael Collins. Micheal and Aloa’s past is a foundation on what Aloa, built her life on, or so the narration tells. The suspense centers around the deaths of two athletes, that no one suspects were murder except one of the victims mothers.
Aloa Snow is a very complex character that deals daily with an eating disorder. Her d ...more
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My biggest pet peeve with this book is the protagonist. The writing is good, but without trying to offend the author, I feel like she's writing a character that twenty-somethings might find "cool" but falls tragically short of the mark. I don't know many twenty somethings, but the ones that I do know do not find Timberland boots, spiky short hair and eating disorders to be "de rigeur". Maybe I'm wrong. Other than the perennial notations about how much she ate (Aloa Snow - another anno ...more
When shamed journalist, Aloa receives a call from someone in her past, she’s given the opportunity to find out the truth of a supposed suicide. But what started out as one story, quickly grows to the biggest story of her life. Now, she just has to survive to write it. Super read! Enjoy!!!
This book is action packed whilst still thoughtful book about a previously disgraced journalist who takes on a commission to check if a supposed suicide was actually murdered. It's a gripping book into what I like to refer to as shenanigans by people with money, power and a willingness to kill to get what they want!
A must read for thriller lovers! 5 stars! ...more
A disgraced reporter, Aloa Snow, is struggling just to survive. Nearly out of money and living with an eating disorder, Aloa gets writing job offer to investigate a woman's suspicious death, but the offer comes from publisher, who is also her estranged first love boyfriend from high school. She recoils at first from a job she desperately needs. Ugh!
Author, Peggy Townsend's journalist background serves her well in creating this San Francisco based thril ...more
The story also explores what character trait makes people undertake extreme sports whether it is walking, running or climbing. i wish I knew the answer to that definitively as our son is determined to run the Marathon des Sables, one of the top ultra marathons in the world - across the desert in searing heat! Heb has already run the entire length of H ...more
Enter Aloa Snow, a recovering anorexic thirty-four hours into food deprivation. Snow is also an investigative reporter disgraced by violating the sacred commandment of journalism: Thou Shalt Not Make Stuff Up. In a time of great stress, the award-winning journalist did just that, losing her job and her reputation.
Via a challenging past relationship, the story of the dead girl in ...more