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If I Live by Terri Blackstock

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 gathered against Keegan and Rollins—only to discover that the DA is in league with them too. After a desperate escape, who can they possibly turn to now?

Time is running out for Casey, but master suspense writer Terri Blackstock will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the last, utterly satisfying page.

This is the third and final book of the series, If I Run.

This was such a satisfying ending to an incredible series. If I Live was nothing short of pulse-pounding suspense all while glorifying God.

The break between book two and book three could go unnoticed. Terri Blackstock did a phenomenal job keeping the action and drama going right from page one. It had been a few years for me since finishing book two, but it picked right back up and the story came flooding back to memory. I appreciated that Terri Blackstock did small reminders of what happened in book 1 & 2 throughout the beginning versus the first thirty pages being one giant summary. While this helped keep the momentum rolling, I suggest not reading this book as a stand-alone.

I was slightly disappointed in one aspect of the ending, and it’s what kept me from giving a 5 star rating. Without spoiling too much, the love interest throughout the series was just – unbelievable, but not in the best way. It had readers cheering for them from book one right up until the very end, where it just sort of … ended. It was rushed, a bit awkward and hard to believe.

Overall, a great series with many plot-twists and deception that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

★★★★☆

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The provided summary of If I Live can be found here

★★★★★: Unforgettable, one of a kind. A book that will be hard to forget.
★★★★☆: A good read with little to no flaws.
★★★☆☆: A decent read, but not one I would put on the top of your “To Be Read” pile.
★★☆☆☆: Needs major work, did not enjoy but was able to finish.
★☆☆☆☆: Did not finish.

Book 2/50 for 2020

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