Monday, September 28, 2020

Review: Two Reasons to Run by Colleen Coble

Two Reasons to Run
by Colleen Coble 

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A lie changed her world.

Police Chief Jane Hardy is still reeling from the scandal that rocked her small-town department just as she took over for her retired father—the man who wrecked her life with one little lie. Now she’s finally been reunited with her presumed-dead fifteen-year-old son, Will, and his father, documentarian Reid Bechtol. 

A crisis looms. 

When a murder aboard the oil platform Zeus exposes an environmental terrorist’s plot to flood Mobile Bay with crude oil, Jane and Reid must put their feelings for each other behind them and work together to prevent the rig from being sabotaged. 

A killer targets her son. 

Then the terrorist puts her son Will’s life on the line. Protecting him could be the common ground they need . . . but then ghosts from the past threaten to ruin Jane and Reid for good. 

She’s got plenty of reasons to run. But what if she stays? 

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series where you should definitely start with book one as there are large character developments that happen from book to book.  The mystery is self contained in this book, but I am so thankful that I started with book one and am reading these books in order.

Police Chief Jane Hardy is back in this small town and is still dealing with the drama that happened to her in book one.  When a young man who works on an oil platform off the coast of Louisiana goes missing and a weird email from him surfaces, a larger mystery may be simmering under the surface and the police chief and maybe even the FBI need to get to the bottom of it and fast.  

For me this book wasn't my favorite from this author.  I like this main character and am glad to follow her from book one to book two and will be waiting on book three to arrive, but my reason for not loving this book was the mystery at the heart of it.  I always hate to spoil especially with mysteries, but to say it as best as possible, I didn't love the "bad people's" reason for doing all the bad things they did.  It felt far fetched and thrown together in the end.  I almost wish they had other motives to do the things they did that would have felt a little more legit for all the stuff they did.  

Thankfully I liked Police Chief Jane Hardy, so I wanted to finish this book to read about her and where she was going and she is the big push that I have to complete the series with book three. 

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in Crime Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. Thank you for the recommendation to read these in order. I will be picking it up.


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