Review of YOU CAN RUN by Karen Cleveland

Intense and absorbing. The content may disturb younger readers since it deals with some violence and young children in danger. So, I would rate it PG-13, but it is a clean read.

Karen Cleveland has become one of my favorite spy thriller authors and this book is the best yet. With her family in danger, Jill chooses to flee to a new state and start over again. But she quickly finds out that although you can run, there is no place to hide, especially from spies who want to find you. The action began on page one and continued all the way to an astonishing conclusion that left me stunned. Alex, the reporter in whom Jill confides, is intelligent, independent, compassionate and determined. In short, Alex and Jill are both very strong female protagonists. The plot is centered around rogue agents in the CIA, with plenty of subterfuge and secrecy going on as well as some really tense moments. I enjoyed the unraveling of the story and following the clues as Jill and Alex revealed them. I also really enjoyed the character of Jeremy and his attachment to his dog Max. Mostly, I was just thoroughly engaged in this story and hoping for a good outcome with the odds against Jill for saving her family. What a wild, engrossing ride through the spy world! Disclaimer: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Random House via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

Bio and photo from the author’s website at

Happy Release Day to Karen Cleveland! This amazing book is available today. Here are a few links where you can buy it:

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If you enjoy spy thrillers, then you really need to get this book! I have enjoyed all of the books by Karen Cleveland and strongly believe that this is her best one yet.

Many Thanks to Random House for giving me the opportunity to read and review YOU CAN RUN!

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