“When Elisabeth discovers her husbands secrets and he attacks her, she barely escapes with her life. Taking her two young children, she goes on the run desperate to hide from her husband and the past that she knows will eventually catch up to her. Beth manages to find a job as a caretaker on a...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I thought this novel was poorly written and predictable. It wanted to translate as a suspense and action novel, but it was very boring. I guessed the serial killer way too early, and the characters were incredibly stereotypical! Hated it.”see full review » see other reviews »
“When Elisabeth discovers her husbands secrets and he attacks her, she barely escapes with her life. Taking her two young children, she goes on the run desperate to hide from her husband and the past that she knows will eventually catch up to her. Beth manages to find a job as a caretaker on a remote estate for an elderly man, upon her arrival she discovers that the elderly man has passed away and her fate lies in the hands of his nephew Jack, an injured police detective and his retired dog, Henry. Jack and Beth share an intense attraction but his instincts are screaming that she is hiding things from him and she is unwilling to let anyone close to her. In addition to Beth's storyline there is a serial killer on he loose and Beth fits his victim profile, she really can't catch a break.
I really enjoyed this one, lots of action and I devoured it in one sitting. I liked Jack, he's an older experienced male that will appeal to a lot of readers, he has a strong moral code and is very protective. The kids were an interesting aition to the story but Henry was one of the highlights. A former police dog who has a mischievous streak, you couldn't ask for a better protector. Beth's Uncle James has a large part to play in everything he is a former military man who has psychic visions. This felt slightly out of place from the rest of the story to me but it didn't detract from the plot. I will be reading more from Melinda in the future.”
“I've had this book in my kindle queue for a while and just recently read it. I thought it was a pretty well written book with interesting and mysterious characters. I liked how I got to slowly meet and get to know the characters just like the protagonist. Although the killer was a little obvious, it still had me second guessing. I would like to read other works from the same author.”Sandy wrote this review Monday, February 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this book! I had a hard time putting it down. Beth and her kids had me pulling for them. It did get a little tedious at the end. How many bad guys was she going fight off before moving on?”Sue G wrote this review Tuesday, January 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is my first book from the author Melinda Leigh, and I will definitely say it will not be my last. I am now addicted to her She Can novels. I need a break from the paranormal every once in awhile and I am due to read "She Can Tell" the 2nd book in Melinda's She Can series...but I wanted to read the first book in the series first. I have a problem reading out of order, even when people tell me I can without being confused. I have a huge pet peeve if I do not read in order.
Elizabeth Baker, aka Beth Markham is on the run with her kids from her husband, Congressman Richard Baker since he nearly killed her one night when she found out the truth of what was going on with him. Poor Beth thought her life would be so much better. She has lost her first husband to a car accident and thought it would be happily ever after with Richard. Unfortunately, she was dead wrong and now must live with a different identity thanks to her Uncle James. Uncle James sends her to a secluded place where she is supposed to be the care taken of his old friend Danny's house. When she gets there Danny has passed away and does not know if she will keep her job at the house since Danny's nephew is now owner of the house.
Jack O'Malley, former Philadelphia homicide detective did not even know about his Uncle Daddy hiring a caretaker, let alone, one that would bring her two kids a long as well. He decides to keep her as care taker, but finds her and her kids very mysterious. Beth's daughter, Katie is scared to be around Jack and Ben seems to keep to himself as well. Jack wants to find out the truth about Beth and her kids since she is living under his roof and taking care of things around the house. He is forced to be at home since his incident in the force and he will most likely never work in the field again.
When Jack finds out the truth about Beth and her kids, he will do anything to keep her safe as well as her kids...especially when he is starting to develop feelings for the strong-willed woman who came into his life unexpectedly.
Not only is Jack trying to keep Beth safe, but he is also asked to help with a serial killer case that hits close to home.
"She Can Run" is definitely great first book to the series that opens up with a lot of suspense, mystery, and romance. I loved the fact that Melinda Leigh kept me on the edge of my seat because she not only had a killer on the loose where Beth and the kids were now living, but Beth was dealing with her past trying to catch up with her. I was trying everything to figure out who the killer was in town. It had to be someone close by. Once the clues came together, I was in shock to find out who it was.
The other storyline about Beth and her husband that she was trying to run from, that had a secret to it at well. Let's just say be prepared for lots of twists and turns in this book...which made it hard to put down, at least for myself.
I loved Beth because even everything that she has gone through, she still managed to keep her strength. The only time she really showed weakness is when she was trying to sleep and when she was afraid to be touched. She definitely was meant to meet someone like Jack because she had not been with someone who really showed how he cared since her first husband passed away.
Jack definitely had his ups and downs to him, but when he came down to his character, he opened up once he found out everything that was going on. He had it hard for awhile, until he accepted what he needed to do after his Uncle passed away.
I really getting different points of views in this book and actually being in the head of Beth, Jack, Richard and even the killer's head. It was definitely different.
I look forward to reading Melinda's next book, "She Can Tell" very soon since I definitely need another romantic suspense tale that will keep me guessing who the killer could be and of course have some romance to it as well. =) Melinda definitely put some steam in "She Can Run" between Jack and Beth. =)
I highly recommend "She Can Run" to readers who love the romantic suspense genre. You'll definitely want to keep clicking through your Kindle to find out the truth on what is going on and help solve who the killer is actually.”
“This book was not my cup of tea and I found the plot bizarre. The characters had little depth and James's visions seemed out of place. There are several graphic sex scenes I didn't enjoy reading and I never felt the tension or the suspense. The villain was obvious from very early on. It seemed the protagonist, Beth, ran headlong into one dramatic attempt on her life after another, and took unnecessary risks. The author writes well, I just don't care for the style and prefer a grittier, more serious mystery.”Jenny Hilborne wrote this review Sunday, September 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lots of good suspense”Carolyn Smyth wrote this review Thursday, August 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought this novel was poorly written and predictable. It wanted to translate as a suspense and action novel, but it was very boring. I guessed the serial killer way too early, and the characters were incredibly stereotypical! Hated it. ”Andy Hemmi wrote this review Saturday, June 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Suspense Thriller. Beth is running from her powerful and connected husband that is trying to kill her for knowing his secret. Unknown to her she is also evading a serial killer. The book was good but not great. Probably could have stultify with one plot line and developed it more.”Heather D wrote this review Thursday, May 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“She Can Run is a amazing book. A pleasure to read! ”Elaine M Phillips wrote this review Monday, May 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No