Review: Run To Me

ImageIt’s been two years since Shyler O’Neil’s beloved son Jesse was killed – but his final moments are as vivid to her now as they were that dreadful day. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, and convinced she did not do enough to protect him, she retreats to an isolated cabin in the woods of northern Maine.

Meanwhile, Zack Ballinger – a ten-year-old boy who has never known a mother’s love – finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s seen too much and is now running for his life. Fleeing into the woods, Zack soon finds himself at Shyler’s cabin. He’ll take whatever help she can give – even though, for some reason, she keeps calling him Jesse . . .

With the pursuers hot on their heels, ‘mother’ and ‘son’ go on the run. Protecting Zack may well be Shyler’s one chance at redemption.

Either that, or she is the child’s greatest threat . . .

This is a fast paced thriller.  The book Run To Me is a debut novel that was published March 1st.  I began reading this book on my lunch break.  At first I found it interesting, but was not that into it.  About 50 pages in that all changed.  I couldn’t put it down.

The character of Shyler is a relatable character.  I also really rooted for the character of Zack.  I liked how the story lines ran side by side and then seemed to seamlessly connect.  The end was so great and I liked how the story wrapped up.  I did, however, dislike some of the subplot involving two of the characters romantically.  Other than that, it is a really amazing debut novel.  I would highly recommend it.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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