If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock
Title: If I'm Found
Author: Terri Blackstock
Published: March 21, 2017
Review: paperback from the library
Is Dylan hunting Casey to prosecute her or protect her?
Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn’t come easily.
As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who’s also been falsely accused. Casey risks her own safety to right this wrong and protect the little girl from her tormenters. But doing so is risky and just may result in her capture—and if she’s captured, she has no doubt she’ll be murdered before she ever steps foot in a jail.
In this riveting sequel to the USA Today bestseller If I Run, evil lurks, drawing Casey out of the shadows . . . but there is light shining in the darkness. Is Dylan a provision from the God who loves her, or another heartache yet to happen?
I read book one and knew that I would have to get book two as soon as I could. When I was browsing the books on the school library cart I saw this one. Grabbed it and started reading it.
Poor Casey she is still on the run from the people who killed her father, yet she can not stop helping people who are in trouble. The case she helps solves in this one is a bit heartbreaking and I am glad she was willing to get herself caught just to help a suicidal man and an abused little girl. It just goes to show just how good of a person Casey is, yet no one truly wants to believe her but Dylan and her sister.
The author did a great job with how Dylan handled his PTSD in this story, it felt real and not a lot of authors can write about something that is so real.
Now this book does have some talk about God but it is not the kind that is shoved down your throat. She writes it in a way that you can understand and still not feel like religion plays a huge part in the story.
In the end, we know there will be a third book because Dylan and Casey's story is far from over. Dylan not only has to protect Casey but himself. Casey has to learn to trust Dylan and have faith in God.
Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.
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 friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.
Recent books include Truth Stained Lies (Book 1 of her Moonlighters Series), and her acclaimed Intervention Series (Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall). Other recent favorites include Predator, Double Minds, the Restoration Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, the Cape Refuge Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series.
In 1994 Terri was writing romance novels under two pseudonyms for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening prompted her to switch gears. At the time, she was reading more suspense than romance, and felt drawn to write thrillers about ordinary people in grave danger. Her newly awakened faith wove its way into the tapestry of her suspense novels, offering hope instead of despair. Her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow. She hopes to remind them that they’re valued by God and that their trials have a purpose.