Title: If I’m Found (If I Run, #2)
Author: Terri Blackstock
Publish Date: March 21, 2017 by Zondervan
# of Pages: 384
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(From Goodreads) 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?
Rating (1-5, 5 is exceptional)
Quality of Writing – 3
Pace – 3
Plot Development – 3
Ending – 3
Characters – 3
Enjoyability – 4
Ease of Reading – 4
Voice Acting – 3
Overall Rating – ⭐⭐⭐
If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock is book two in the If I Run trilogy. This book picks up where the last book left off, with Casey on the run as she and Dylan work together to compile a case against the corrupt cops who are searching for her.
Similar to If I Run, If I’m Found was an entertaining thriller with two storylines going on at once. The constant theme was Casey’s plight as she dodged cops to avoid a wrongful murder charge. The secondary storyline was centered around a man she met who was wrongly accused of molesting a child. While Casey should be focused on helping herself, she can’t help but get sucked into helping others.
I enjoyed this book and felt as though it was on par with the first book in the trilogy. I can’t say it’s a knock-it-out-of-the-park book or one that will make my favorites list anytime soon, but it was a light read and an enjoyable way to pass the time during my work commute. The writing was decent, and the pacing was good. I found that time passed quickly as I listened to the book.
I liked the overall storyline of the book. It was interesting, and I appreciated reading from the perspectives of Casey, Dylan, and one of the corrupt cops. I enjoy books that have different perspectives, so this was a win for me. That said, parts of the story felt a bit contrived. The secondary storyline with the wrongly accused man felt a bit forced and didn’t flow as seamlessly as the secondary storyline in If I Run. I also didn’t care for the romance in If I’m Found. That, too, felt forced and unrealistic given the situation.
The ending was a bit abrupt. As with the first book, the secondary storyline drew to a close, but the primary storyline will continue into the last book. Regardless, I’m eager to find out what happens next!
The character development was decent in If I’m Found. I felt as though I had a decent connection with Casey, though my connection with Dylan was looser. The characters in the trilogy are a bit cookie-cutter for my liking, but they’re still enjoyable.
The narrator in the audiobook is the same as the first book. I didn’t care for the voice-acting in If I Run, but I didn’t mind it quite as much in If I’m Found. I think I’ve finally gotten used to the narrator’s voice and style of reading the books.
Should you read this trilogy? Honestly, despite my gripes, it really is an entertaining series! If you enjoy thrillers and have room on your TBR shelf, this one is worth picking up.
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