Blurb: Liz is on a temporary transfer from her secretary job in London to the Manhattan branch, New York. Running from a troubled past, she is seeking a fresh start. A staged chance meeting in a bar with the dangerous Shaun O’Riley and the direction her life takes on is one of blackmail, robbery and murder. In a foreign country away from family and with no place to hide, Liz turns to the only man whom she feels might be willing to listen and believe in her innocence. Jack Willis, a robbery/homicide detective has encountered Elizabeth on several occasions - she is linked to a suspected blackmailer, she reports an assault on her neighbor and a few days later he finds himself interviewing her at the scene of a bank heist. Jack doesn’t believe in coincidences, so when the hysterical call comes through on his private line claiming she has witnessed a murder and she needs his help, Jack has a big problem on his hands. Does he succumb to the attraction he knows is mutual or cart her pretty arse off to jail?
Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite
Run to You by Lynne King is a breathless thriller that is as absorbing as it is entertaining. Yes, it is the quintessence of a real thriller. Moving to Manhattan from London has seemed the best way for Liz to leave her past behind. Just being betrayed by someone who claimed to love her, she could not live in her hometown with the troubling memories. Now working with a temporary visa and at a time when she thinks she is getting over the heartbreak, it is then that a suave and seductive Irishman, Shaun, captures her heart. She believes and trusts in him, only to find out that it could be too late — the smooth talking, sweet and charming man is a monster, a cold-blooded murderer. She may not only have witnessed a murder, but could also become a victim. Who can she run to, away in a far off foreign land?
Lynne King has won my heart with this story, creating a plot that is gripping, with characters that are hard to let out of sight. I enjoyed the way the author developed Liz, the perfect example of a gullible woman, but who can blame a woman with a broken heart? The twists are awesome, and the reader is taken by surprise. Jack, the detective with the NYPD, is another gorgeous character, but the one who was perfectly crafted was the villain, the killer, and it was thrilling to watch his manipulative skills unfold. The writing is crisp and enticing, and the author doesn’t go into unnecessary detail. Readers will love how King explores the emotions of the reader and how the tension builds up, like a growing volcano, into a satisfying denouement. Run to You is a brilliant story with a surprising twist and many a “wow” moment.
Amazon Customer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner, Start to Finish! By Sky Raeon “Lynne King’s Run To You is a romance thriller that really keeps you on your toes. King’s protagonist is Liz, a British transplant in Manhattan who’s trying to pick up the pieces of her life after heartbreak in London. No sooner than she’s gotten settled in the Big Apple that she meets a suave and seductive Irishman named Shaun who, as it turns out, is much too good to be true. In fact, a hard-boiled New York detective is already on his case, and what follows is a thrilling story to the finish line. King has a keen eye for character development and pacing, and the story keeps you guessing throughout, which always kept the pages turning. The book is really well written – actually, I think King’s strongest suit is exploring the inner life of Liz as she goes through all the ups and downs in this story. I’m looking forward to the next thriller King writes. Highly Recommended.”
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down By H. Taylor “Run to You by Lynne King is a suspense romance that has the reader hooked from the very first page. The reader meets Liz, an unlucky in love Brit that found herself transferring her home and work life to a new country many, many miles from her home to escape her old life, having been betrayed by the person she thought loved her. She finds herself with a temporary visa and living in Manhattan NY. She comes across a smooth talking, gorgeous Irishman that once he's caught her turns into the total opposite a cold blooded killer. Liz ends up being blackmailed and involved in assisting a bank heist only to find that was just the beginning. She has no idea who she can trust, can she trust a Detective with the NYPD, Jack who along the way steals her heart but finds it hard to believe her innocence in this sordid affair. We are all left hoping that Liz gets her happy ending after all she's been through. The characters are well created making them all very real and feel empathy for some. There's a great deal of twists and turns before the reader sets to the last page in the book. Really enjoyable great job!”
She stepped aside and allowed him into her apartment. He closed the door behind him. “I’m sorry, but yesterday I felt you were about to tell me something before we were interrupted.” She shook her head. “No, you thought wrong. There’s no more to tell.” For a mad moment she thought about motioning with her eyes or scribbling something down. Sanity reined her in. Shaun wouldn’t hesitate in pulling the trigger and Jack Willis would be dead. “Well I thought I’d let you know, three more bodies have turned up. Someone is making sure to eliminate all potential liabilities.” Her hand automatically covered her mouth. She could feel the bile rising and couldn’t trust herself not to be sick there and then. It was the same word Shaun had used, a liability. That’s what she was now. “Miss Saunders, I’m offering that hand now but this is your last chance. Have you anything to tell me.” He went to touch her arm but she backed away from the contact. “I told you no.” Her voice was raised and she found herself marching to the door and opening it up wide. “I think you should leave, Detective.” His silence was more unnerving, making her want to drag him out the door. Finally he spoke. “Okay. One last thing, Shaun O’Riley, I believe he is a friend of yours. You don't need to answer but information has come my way that he was blackmailing Mark Hunter.” “I don’t know what you are talking about, please leave.” She glanced toward the bathroom door. It had opened wider. She even thought she could see the barrel of the gun against the doorframe. Reluctantly he walked out the door; the familiar warm intensity of his gaze now replaced by suspicion and disappointment. Liz felt he now viewed her differently and not as a victim.