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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

See Them Run by Stacy Green--A Review

Brrrr, it is cold in the midwest this morning!   Wind chills equivalent of thirty below!!     I guess maybe the Farmer's almanac is much more accurate than the weather man locally.    Well, it is winter after all, so who can be surprised.

Anyway, it's always good to have a warm house and a stack of books on hand to read in weather like this!


"I couldn’t erase the memory of the video. A little boy with dark brown skin, a little skinny but overall healthy looking, stood naked in the middle of a nondescript room. A disembodied voice ordered him to turn in a circle, to raise his arms over his head, to bend over. He obeyed with a glazed look in his eyes and tears running down his cheeks. A price was named just before the video ended. I would kill someone for that little boy tonight." 

Savvy undercover work leads Lucy Kendall to an underground child sex trafficking ring. But when her best lead is found dead, Lucy becomes a suspect in a murder she didn’t commit. Lucy barrels ahead, determined to take out the trafficking ring no matter the personal cost. Powerful outside forces intervene, and she finds herself on the run for murder. 

Clearing her name means embracing her growing dark side. With Chris by her side, Lucy fights for justice. Is a monster from the past Lucy’s worst enemy, or will the blossoming evil in her own heart be her ultimate destruction? 

Packed with suspense, See Them Run is a dark psychological thriller with a finely crafted mystery that takes readers into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.


I must be getting old.   It is getting harder for me to read suspense, especially at night.   And somehow, it took me awhile to get into this suspense thriller about sex trafficing and child sexual abuse; topics that I abhor.   Or maybe I have seen too much of this on the television screen.   Whatever the real reason, I was reluctant to enter Lucy Kendall's dark world of dark justice.

Lucy had experienced a lot of pain and loss during her child hood with the sexual abuse of her sister Lily, and Lily's subsequent suicide.  As a result, Lucy had  preconceived determinations regarding the victims and the perpetrators of sexual deviancy and especially when it involved children.   Lucy had worked in child protective services and seen the failures of the legal system and how police hands were tied and how hard it was to burrow through the red tape.    So many times the rights of the perp outweighed the rights of the victims.    Thus , her already hardened heart finally surrendered to her primal need for justice...she would fight for the victims herself and alone.

Stacy Green is a master at creating a well plotted suspense story where her heroine is sympathetic to the reader.   Who wouldn't secretly cheer on a heroine taking over where the police and the legal system could not reach and punish the perpetrator of such violent and sickly crimes, especially against children.    The story was fast paced, flowed smoothly and held my attention easily, and Green finished the book with a curious surprise ending...truly a delight.

I rated See Them Run a 4 Wink Read!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.

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