Thursday, April 6, 2017

If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock -- my REVIEW

Well, I just came to the end of this book, If I'm Found, by Terri Blackstock.  I'm feeling a little let down, because the "ending" isn't really the end of the story.  Let me tell you a little about this book.

FIRST and VERY IMPORTANT -- this book is #2 in a series.  The book jumps right in, assuming you have just read the first one.  No intros, the reader is left to figure out who is who and what is going on.

The reader finds Dylan, a private investigator with PTSD from wartime trauma searching for the killer of his old friend Brent, who is supposedly a woman named Casey.  He is employed by his friend's parents and is not sure that Casey is the true killer or if it's some kind of conspiracy.

Casey is on the run due to being suspected in this big murder.  She is wrongly accused, and apparently has just saved a child from a kidnapper but then has gotten away from the police.  As the story goes on, we find out that her (policeman) father supposedly killed himself when she was a child, though that may have been a conspiracy also--carried out by his police co-workers.

Casey is trying to hide while looking into the bad police who were perhaps responsible for her friend's and her father's deaths.  She is very resourceful and happens upon some other situations that she tries to remedy.  In the midst of this she begins seeking to follow God.

The story is good, riveting, keeps you reading--if you get past the beginning parts of being totally confused (unless you've read the first one).  The writing is excellent and the story makes you want to keep reading and reading.

I would recommend this book IF you have read the first one.  I thought it was very hard and confusing to just jump into this book. This book seemed to me like you took a book, tore out the first 20 chapters, and then began reading.  I also want to warn you that there is not a resolution to the story.  I won't tell you the "ending" but I will say that if the previoius scenario were true (tearing out the first 20 chapters) then you would also have torn out the last 20 chapters :)  I think that when the next book comes out, if these 3 books were packaged together into one long book it would be better for me.  I do tend to like my books with nice tidy endings :)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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