Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Anywhere She Runs
  • Alternative view 1 of Anywhere She Runs
  • Alternative view 2 of Anywhere She Runs

Anywhere She Runs

4.1 11
by Debra Webb

See All Formats & Editions

From bestselling author Debra Webb comes a nonstop thriller featuring Detective Adeline Cooper—a woman haunted by a dangerous past, a long-lost lover, and a stone-cold killer…

“Pretty, pretty princess. See her smile…see her die.”

The first note is a warning—a bone-chilling reminder that Alabama Police Detective Adeline


From bestselling author Debra Webb comes a nonstop thriller featuring Detective Adeline Cooper—a woman haunted by a dangerous past, a long-lost lover, and a stone-cold killer…

“Pretty, pretty princess. See her smile…see her die.”

The first note is a warning—a bone-chilling reminder that Alabama Police Detective Adeline Cooper can run from her darkest, deadliest memories, but she can never escape a demented killer’s wrath. The second note is a threat…

“One dead princess, two to go…”

The first victim disappeared near Adeline’s hometown in Mississippi—and she won’t be the last. Believing she is the killer’s ultimate target, Adeline decides to go back to work side-by-side with a sheriff she once loved…Now she will meet face-to-face the criminals she brought down—and fight the obsessed killer who craves her death…

Praise for Debra Webb:

“Webb keeps the suspense teasingly taut.”—Publishers Weekly

“Well-crafted and engrossing.”—Heather Graham

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Anywhere She Runs is fast-paced, action-packed suspense, the way romantic suspense is supposed to be. Webb crafts a tight plot, a kick-butt heroine, a sexy hero with a past and a mystery as dark as the black water at night." —Romantic Times BOOKReviews 

"This book balances suspense, romance, and drama in just the right measures. Just when you think you know where the plot is headed, there is a twist or turn that makes you want to keep reading.  Let’s hope there are more Adeline Cooper mysteries to come!" —Affaire de Coeur

"Anywhere She Runs is a spine tingling romantic suspense—a gripping tale from the pen of the talented Debra Webb.  She doesn’t disappoint.  With good storytelling and a hot romance, Anywhere She Runs will grab readers and not let go until the last terrifying page." —Romance Reviews Today


"Ms. Webb brings us another edge of your seat story. The inaction between the hero and heroine is very believable. The amount of suspense and romance is just right. This story had me hooked from the first page and did not let up until the end." —Night Owl Reviews 


“Romantic suspense at its best.”—New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler

“Plenty of twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader guessing until the very end.”—RomanceJunkieReviews.com 

“Ms. Webb brings us another edge-of-your-seat story. Just when you think you know the who, what, when and why, something else pops up to change your mind. The amount of suspense and romance is a perfect balance…Be on the look out for Detective Adeline Cooper.”—Night Owl Romance

“Exhilarating...Fans will relish this one-sitting, chilling thriller.”—Harriet Klausner

“Webb does a superb job of creating white knuckle suspense [and] raw tension.” —ReadertoReader.com


A Cosmopolitan “Red Hot Read” of the Month

“Skillfully managing a big cast, Webb keeps the suspense teasingly taut, dropping clues and red herrings on after another on her way to a chilling conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly

“A steamy, provocative novel with deep, deadly secrets guaranteed to be worthy of your time.”—Fresh Fiction

 “Traceless is a riveting entanglement of intrigue, secrets, and passions that had me racing to its breathless end. I loved this book!”—Karen Rose, author of Die for Me

Traceless is a well-crafted and engrossing thriller. Debra Webb has crafted a fine, twisting thriller to be savored and enjoyed.”—Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Room

“The talented Webb has built a wide fan base that should be thrilled with her vengeful and chilling new tale.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Betrayal, secrets, lies and passion lead to murder in a small town…Traceless is a breathtaking romantic suspense that grabs the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let up. Riveting.”—New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan


“A complex plot and an eerily compelling villain make this fast-paced chiller an outstanding reading. Take a deep breath and enjoy!” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4.5 stars)


“Webb’s tale reeks of corruption and deadly manipulation—an impressive brew!” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews

Faceless teased and taunted me until I stayed up all night reading, only to be stunned by the astounding ending.  This is a blockbuster thriller screaming to be told in the movie theater, and I'd be the first person in line for a ticket.  A Perfect 10 you're sure to enjoy!” —Romance Reviews Today

Product Details

St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
Edition description:
First Edition
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One

Laurel, Mississippi

Sunday, December 17, 8:42 P.M.

“Jingle bell . . . jingle bell . . . jingle bell rock.”

Danny Jamison lay in bed and hummed the Christmas song. He didn’t know all the words, but he liked this one a lot.

His mommy had told him at breakfast this morning that in just eight more days it would be Christmas. Another good thing about today was that it was the last day of school for two whole weeks. The paper ornament he had been working on at school was on the Christmas tree. Pretty soon his mom would put some presents with his name on them under the tree so he could try and guess what was inside.

But the bestest part of all was the stories she told him every night. Some of the stories were about the elves and the reindeers. His favorite one was about how good little boys always got what they wished the hardest for at Christmas.

But she hadn’t come to his room to tell him a story tonight.

His dad was in one of his moods.

More of the yelling made Danny put his hands over his ears. He didn’t like when his mommy and daddy had fights. Tonight was scarier than ever before. His daddy was screaming real loud. Saying the meanest things. Meaner than the other times when he yelled.

“I told you not to let this happen! Goddamn you!”

Danny pressed his hands harder against his ears, but he could still hear his mommy crying and his daddy yelling. His daddy didn’t like yelling. He told Danny so. It was always his mom’s fault. She messed up too much. Just like his grandparents. That was why Danny hid sometimes when he went to their house. Then he didn’t have to hear the yelling when they got mad at his daddy.

He wished he had a place to hide now. But his dad had warned Danny never to hide from him . . . for any reason.

“Now look what you’ve done! You’ve ruined everything!”

Danny tried to block the bad words his dad kept yelling by singing along with the Christmaas music on the radio. “ ‘Jingle bell . . . jingle bell . . .’ ”

His mommy screamed. Danny burrowed deeper under the covers but he could still hear her crying . . . crying and begging for his dad to please stop. Danny felt bad for her even if she had messed up again.

“There will be no princess in this house!” his dad shouted.

Something crashed. Sounded like glass. It was the same sound the kitchen window made when his baseball went through it last summer. His dad had been real mad about that, too.

The screaming and the crying stopped.

Danny dragged his hands from his ears. He lay still for a moment and listened to make sure it was really over.

No more screaming. No more crying. Just the Christmas music.

“Jingle bell time is a swell time . . .”

Maybe if his mommy had fixed everything she would come tell him a story now.

“. . . to rock the night away . . .”

His bedroom door flew open, banged against the wall.


Danny bit his lips together to keep from crying out as his daddy jerked the covers off him. He didn’t want his dad to be mad at him, too. He was supposed to be asleep.

“You should be asleep by now, son.”

His daddy sat down on the side of the bed. Danny tried not to shake or to cry for his mommy. That would only make his daddy more upset. Danny told his mouth to smile but his lips just kept shaking like he was cold.

“Don’t be afraid, son.”

His daddy smiled at him, but the smile looked funny with that red stuff smeared on his face. Why would his daddy have ketchup on his face?

“You don’t have to worry about anything, son,” his daddy promised. “No princess will ever take your place.”

Excerpted from Anywhere She Runs by .

Copyright © 2010 by Debra Webb.

Published in May 2010 by St. Martin’s Press.

All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.

Meet the Author

Debra Webb is the bestselling author of Traceless, Everywhere She Turns, Missing and Safe by His Side. Born in Alabama, Webb wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen. But it wasn’t until she spent three years working for the military behind the Iron Curtain—and a five-year stint with NASA—that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Webb lives with her family and two dogs in Alabama.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Anywhere She Runs 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Huntsville, Alabama, on her day off while enjoying a tryst, FedEx delivers an envelope to Police Detective Adeline Cooper. The return address is from her home state of Mississippi. Inside is a note, the second referencing three princesses that she received in four days. Also the package contains a newspaper clipping from the Hattiesburg Gazette stating that: "City Attorney Cherry Prescott Missing". Her boss at Huntsville PD says this is serious and needs to be treated as such. Pascagoula Sheriff Wyatt Henderson informs Adeline to send the evidence to him; she tells him she will personally deliver it to him and will be on the investigation team. Neither is happy with their pending team-up as they have a history before she left town a decade ago; a past that has left him feeling guilty that he failed to protect his beloved Adeline; while she feels remorse that she never let him explain. They plan to go after the killer, but Wyatt vows to keep his Adeline safe this time. The key to this excellent police procedural is that the second chance at love subplot is kept in arrears except when the lead duo argues over safety issues. The investigation is super as the killer and the intrepid female cop play a deadly game of chess with each other while the resolute local sheriff does everything he can to participate in the checkmate to death encounter. Readers will enjoy Debra Webb's super romantic suspense thriller as she gives the Colby Agency operatives a well deserved respite. Harriet Klausner
VickiHinze More than 1 year ago
I'm a Debra Webb fan and have been for a long time, but I do believe she's outdone herself on this romantic suspense novel. The suspense is taut, the characters leap off the page--I hope there are MORE Adeline Cooper books!--and the plot twists are outstanding. Typically I get a third of the way through a book and the rest is a foregone conclusion. Not so in this one--and I LOVED THAT! One of the reviewers said this is the perfect romantic suspense novel. Good call. It's incredibly well done. Kudos, Debra Webb. And if you're not considering more Det. Adeline Cooper stories, please do! She's complex and fascinating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a tom from ancient clan who needs a mate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The large toms stalks in and rubvs his cock roughly over her rump. And pushes her to the ground.