12 January 2015

Run by Becky Johnson

About the Book

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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.

Run, Becky Johnson’s first Charlotte Marshall novel, has an intriguing and promising premise that had me interested enough to pick it up. Charlotte, while working on writing her third novel, stumbles upon a decades-old series of murders, quickly becomes caught within the killer’s sights and barely escapes with her life on more than one occasion. Her story is a quick, action-filled read, but overall, I felt the mystery and suspense turned out to be fairly underwhelming. Charlotte’s investigative work and subsequent discoveries come a bit too easily and lack the expected misdirection, and in the end, resolution arrives unsatisfactorily without enough answers. Perhaps Johnson provides the answers I want in the second Charlotte Marshall novel, Stand, but on its own, Run left me feeling a bit disappointed. (However, my opinion seems to be in the minority among readers - be sure to check out other opinions of Becky Johnson’s Run here.)

Thanks to Becky Johnson and Pump Up Your Book, I received a copy of Run and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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About the Author
Books are Becky Johnson’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, cooking, and makes a pretty mean chili!

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