Run by Blake Crouch

Name of book: Run

Author: Blake Crouch

Genre: Thriller

Reviewer: Melissa

Summary: Picture this: A landscape of American genocide…

5 D A Y S A G O
A rash of bizarre murders swept the country…
Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected.
A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike.
A mass of school shootings.
Prison riots of unprecedented brutality.
Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state.

4 D A Y S A G O
The murders increased ten-fold…

3 D A Y S A G O
The President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace…

2 D A Y S A G O
The killers began to mobilize…

All the power went out…

They’re reading the names of those to be killed on the Emergency Broadcast System. You are listening over the battery-powered radio on your kitchen table, and they’ve just read yours.

Your name is Jack Colclough. You have a wife, a daughter, and a young son. You live in Albuquerque , New Mexico . People are coming to your house to kill you and your family. You don’t know why, but you don’t have time to think about that any more.

You only have time to….


Rating: 5

Reason for rating: Oh my goodness – my husband and I loved this book. Picture this – we read, separate some nights, but mostly together usually almost every night. We started this one and it was a dangerous book for us to read together out loud. Why? Because we wouldn’t want to stop! One night we read out loud for like 3 hours before we were like we finally need to go to bed (and that was a school night). It is such a hook and such a page turning – intriguing and suspenseful at every turn. As soon as my spring break started, we took that first day and took turns reading out loud until we finished it. It was all we did that day. Simply amazing! The only critique we have of it is that the ending felt a little deus ex machina (pulling out my high school lit terms) or in other words that it was a bit too neat. Great overall though and I highly, highly recommend it.

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Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. I received a free copy of the e-book in order to provide my opinions about it. All opinions in this post are 100 percent mine.


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Mountains Bow Down

Name of book: The Mountains Bow Down

Author: Sibella Giorello

Reviewer: Melissa

Summary: Everything’s going to work out. Time away always makes things better . . ..

That’s what FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon believes as she boards a cruise to Alaska . A land of mountains and gems and minerals, The Last Frontier is a dream destination for this forensic geologist who’s hoping to leave behind a hectic work schedule and an engagement drained of romance.

But when a passenger goes missing and winds up dead, Raleigh ‘s vacation suddenly gets lost at sea. The ship’s security chief tries to rule the death a suicide, but Raleigh ‘s forensics background points to a much darker conclusion: Somewhere onboard, a ruthless murderer walks free.

Engulfed by one of her toughest cases yet, Raleigh requests assistance from the FBI and receives her nemesis-perpetual ladies man Special Agent Jack Stephanson. As the cruise ship sails through the Inside Passage, Raleigh has five days to solve a high-profile murder, provide consultation for a movie filming onboard, and figure out her increasingly complicated feelings for Jack-who might not be such a jerk after all.

And that’s only her work life. Family offers even more challenges. Joined on the cruise by her mother and aunt, Raleigh watches helplessly as disturbing rifts splinter her family.

Like the scenery that surrounds the cruise ship, Raleigh discovers a situation so steep and so complex that even the mountains might bow down.

Rating: 3

Reason for rating: It was an okay book. I had a hard time getting into it, but once I was more than a few chapters in, Raleigh and the other characters really started to grow on me. I especially like the interesting dynamics of the relationship between Raleigh and her mom. It was one of the things that kept me reading. The humor was a nice touch as well.

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About Sibella: Sibella Giorello grew up in Alaska and majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College . After riding a motorcycle across the country, she worked as a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her stories have won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons. Find out more about Sibella and her other books at her website.

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Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. I received a free copy of the book in order to provide my opinions about it. All opinions in this post are 100 percent mine.