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.
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You might liek to read @debbish's  interview with JM Peace too.

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