Run

Run

by Becky Johnson

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Overview

A decades old mystery and a deadly game of cat and mouse will change Charlotte Marshall forever.
Charlotte has a good life: friends, family, a successful career. Her perfect life is destroyed when research for a book and a connection from her past plunges her into the middle of her worst nightmare.
On the run, with no one to trust, Charlotte begins to unravel the work of a sadistic murderer. Afraid and alone, she will learn the meaning of trust and just when to run.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500872601
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Run is Becky Johnson's first published novel, but not her first book. Books are Becky's passion and always have been. She used to get in trouble in school for reading during class!
Becky has Master's degrees in social work and history, and for her day job she is a social worker. In her writing she tries to answer a question that is important to both social work and history: Why? She always wants to know why people do the things they do or feel the way they feel.
When not reading or writing she enjoys yoga, running, cooking, and makes a pretty mean chili!

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Run 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Cat2002116 More than 1 year ago
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review). (This review may contain spoilers). I've wavered a little about how many stars to give this book. It has three stars because, although it grabbed me and tugged me into the storyline, I did feel that there was an awful lot of summarising in this book. The blurb of the book sounded really intriguing. I like thrillers and this book promised to be really intense to read. In many ways, it was. It pulled me into the world and I could relate well to Charlotte, being a budding writer myself. The biggest problem I had was the fact that I couldn't figure out exactly how the FBI had missed what was apparently so obvious to Charlotte. I think that's something that could be shown as believable... but it wasn't explored in such a way that it should have been. Towards the beginning, I found Charlotte really easy to identify with. There were a couple of things she came out with that made me smile... and it was good to see the original trigger, when she was a child, of how she came to be researching the murders as an adult. I had a lot of trouble with the suspects that Charlotte had. I think my biggest problem was the fact that she could apparently just look at all of the information about the FBI agents really easily. Although knowing about the agents would be easier than, say, accessing their restricted files, I'm not sure it would be that easy to go to a random spot and access all of the information about the agents. I found it interesting to see how Charlotte felt about the girls. I was a bit confused about the dreams she had and whether they were supposed to be supernatural, or just her mind figuring things out. I did think that her dreaming about the murders because she was so close to them made sense, though. Apart from Charlotte, I felt a lot of the characters came across as quite one-dimensional. There didn't seem to be much time spent developing them, or their relationship to Charlotte. This book was really quite intense to read and it kept my attention really well throughout. That having been said, this book did read more like a summary than an actual novel. I don't think I'd read any more books in the series unless they had a lot of editing go into them.
GatesWatson More than 1 year ago
Run is a quick read with believable characters. The plot moves along nicely. I did enjoy the prologue as it captured the imagination. The cover was also quite intriguing and made me want to read the story inside. The author using a decades old murder as the premise for the story was a great idea. Unfortunately I am not normally a fan of first person narratives so the use of so many ‘I’s was somewhat distracting for me. I would also like to know why the authorities could not see the patterns of the murders. What was it about them that only the heroine could fit the pieces together. Overall not a bad way to spend a rainy night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This reads more like a draft than a finished novel. The author repeats herself - sometimes three times in a single paragraph - as though she couldn't quite decide how she wanted to convey a thought. In the finished novel, I assume she would have chosen the best sentence, and dumped the others. At less than 200 pages, it could use a meat on it's bones. The characters also seem one-dimensional, like in a draft. The author has given us the very basics, with the intent of coming back later to flesh them out. The plot itself had some holes. The most egregious was the fact that neither the police nor the FBI was able to connect 23 murders of girls with similar appearance, but a novelist could. I don't mind the stretch if the plot is solid, but again, the author either didn't take the time, or didn't want to bother to create a complex scenario that perhaps the authorities missed. A good developmental editor would have helped polish the rough edges of this book. The potential is definitely there.