Review: Run to Ground by J.P Lyle


What would you do if someone brutally murdered your only child, served only months in jail because of a technicality, and continually taunted, even threatened, you from behind bars? Could you hide your growing rage from family and friends? Could you gun the killer down as he left prison? Could you change your ID and leave behind your entire life - family, friends, jobs, house -and just disappear? Could Tim and Martha Foster do this? 

Forensic evidence and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker, along with best friend and homicide investigator T-Tommy Tortelli and ex-wife and TV reporter Claire McBride, employ all their skills to track down the Fosters. But the murder of Walter Whitiker is not as simple as it seems. Tim and Martha are not the only ones who want Walt dead. Someone has twisted the evidence to keep the hot light of suspicion on the Fosters. Will the real killer please step forward? 

Sorry, Dub, you're going to have to work hard to solve this one                               


 My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I actually read this book once before, a few months back only I didn't get a chance to write and post my review then. I remembered enough about the book to know that it was one I thoroughly enjoyed, but I just gave it a re-read so that I knew I would be able to do it justice (no pun intended).

Run to Ground was an intriguing thriller/mystery that keeps you reading (and guessing) until the very end (and even then still manages to surprise the reader with sudden turn of events and jaw dropping surprises). Fast paced, and obviously well thought out, the story keeps flowing smoothly as it unfolds, managing to keep the perfect balance between action and revelations. 

I loved the characters in this, from the snarky reporter Claire, to the Fosters' whose plight I completely sympathized with. Each and every one had their own habits, quirks, and motivating factors. Even the bad guys had a logical (from their point of view anyway) motive for doing everything they did. 

While I will say some things did seem improbable when taken into a "real world" context, I can see why the characters did what they did, or missed what they missed. I won't go into too much detail with this because I don't want to give away any spoilers, but after you've read the book if you'd like to discuss my theories I would be more than happy to do so! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of Run to Ground in exchange for
 my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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