Tuesday, 14 July 2015
A Time to Run
No, nope , it's not about my finding a time to run. Though I really need to find my running mojo because the City to Surf is in 4weeks.
The title 'A Time to Run' caught my attention and I jumped at the chance to read and review this.
Featuring a cop-turned-victim and a chilling serial killer , A Time to Run, is a stunning, nail biting chase through the Queensland bush.
Sammi is drugged, kidnapped, then released into the bush - chased by a madman who has made his intent clear - he will enjoy chasing her down to kill her like he did the others. Think Milat.
He does not know she is a cop.
The investigation ,by Detective Janine Postlewaite, into her disappearance heats up in parallel. I was impressed with the apparent real life policing being played out.
Pushed to her physical and emotional limits in a race for her life and justice for the others , Sammi digs deep , determined to outwit her would-be killer. Surrendering is not an option.
The inclusion of surreal imagery is what gives Sammi hope and keeps her driven.
At times I was chilled to the bone, yet the pages kept turning and I couldn't put it down. I had to know how it would end. Surprisingly, for me I didn't cheat as I usually do and head to the last chapter half way through the book.
The book has a fast rhythm and tight pace - Friday afternoon to Monday morning - action moves swiftly, Sammi can't catch her breath ...like when I run.
Warning ...reading it late at night may cause a lack of sleep and sleepless nights following.
I can't wait to read J.M Pearce's next book with Sammi.
I've long been a fan of the grisly Patricia Cornwell "Kay Scarpetta" novels, the master forensic sleuth. Though I never read them in the right chronological order , so it always took me a while to get my head around where she was in the time line of the series , which spans years.
Do you enjoy crime thriller ficton ?
Published by Pan Macmillan Australia
Released 30th June 2015.
You might liek to read @debbish's interview with JM Peace too.
Posted by ♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys at 09:08
A Time to Run