Laurel Snow wouldn’t call hunting a serial killer a vacation, but with a pile of dead bodies unearthed near her Genesis Valley, WA, hometown, she’ll take what she can get. Yet something about this case stirs her in unexpected ways. Like the startling connection she feels to Dr. Abigail Caine, a fiercely intelligent witness with a disturbing knack for making Laurel feel like she has something on her. Then there’s Laurel’s attraction to Huck Rivers, the fish and wildlife officer guiding her to the crime scene—and into the wilderness…
A former soldier and a trained sniper, Huck’s thirst for blood is rivaled only by his fierce pursuit of Laurel. He’s been burned by love, wounded by the government, and betrayed before, and to say he has trust issues is the ultimate understatement. Plus, he might be closer to this killer than anybody knows…
Once in the heart of darkness with Huck, Laurel must negotiate her distracting desire for him, her complex rapport with Abigail—and her mission to find a serial killer among a growing list of suspects and a danger that’s far too close to home. So close, in fact, Laurel fears she will never find her way back to the woman she once was…
Titles in the A Laurel Snow Thriller series include — You Can Run –
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: You Can Run
Series: A Laurel Snow Thriller #1
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Published: January 25, 2022
Publisher: Kensington Books/Zebra
My Rating: 4.5 stars
You Can Run begins the A Laurel Snow Thriller series with an explosive, addictive, intense thriller that has me hooked on this series for however long it runs. Oh, my goodness — this one is so good, so diabolical, and so smooth in both the writing and the flow of events and clues along the way right up to that ending. Yeah. If you love a good Thriller/Crime/Mystery or Romantic Suspense story then you need to go grab You Can Run right now.
Laurel is an exceptionally brilliant woman, an FBI agent with a well-documented history of solving crimes involving serial killers. She’s returning to her hometown where several murdered young women have been found — and her uncle is a suspect in this case. She is a genius, and like many intellectuals, she often misses emotional clues or signs which only endeared me to her as she stumbles through emotional situations. Huck, former military and currently a fish and game warden will lead her into the forest where the crime scenes are. He’s reclusive, doesn’t trust easily (if at all) and the growing attraction between Huck and Laurel adds that romantic touch to a very intense situation. In my opinion, You Can Run crosses into several genres, a touch of romance here, a bit of mystery there, and lots of red herrings and twists the reader won’t see coming as well. Combine it all together and you’ll find a story that compels you to finish it in one sitting if at all possible, characters who leap from the page (good or evil), the building of a world with a light touch but enough going on that somethings will weave through the series as it moves along.
I enjoyed myself immensely in this world, and I cannot wait to return. Since this is a mystery/crime story I’m not going to give away any hints… you need to discover those for yourself firsthand. The writing is smooth, the plot twisting, and the characters believable plus the hints of more to come in future books pulled me in as well. I can see myself getting lost in this series, always waiting for the next release (as I do for a few other long-term crime series). This mystery is wrapped up in You Can Run, but the building romantic tensions, the underlying feeling that there is far more to come linger. If you love a good suspense/romance/mystery/crime/thriller then you’d enjoy this story.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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