Rebecca Zanetti’s YOU CAN RUN #bookreview #thriller

Ciao, amici! Time for another book review, and I’ve got one that ticks a lot of boxes. You can get in on preorder now, or (if you’re lucky), snag an ARC from NetGalley.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Chilling Thriller and a Steamy Budding Romance

Laurel Snow is not a heroine many people could relate to. She has an eidetic memory, multiple degrees, and a high-profile job with the FBI as a profiler. Laurel is young to be so accomplished—she went to college as a child—and that, combined with a complicated family life, has left her awkward in social situations. She’s excellent at reading people but can’t crack one-on-one relationships.

To solve this mystery, she’s paired with Huck Rivers, a reclusive captain from the Washington Fish and Wildlife Agency. He’s got hard edges. A cool exterior with something volatile simmering underneath. And a past that haunts him. One that might prove dangerous. One that might point to him as the killer.

Zanetti crafts these characters with deft skill. The subtle nuances she gives each breathes life into them, turning them from two-dimensional stereotypes to realistic people who leap off the page or screen. The supporting cast and the list of suspects is every bit as rich. And I absolutely fell in love with Aeneas, an exceptionally trained Karelian Bear Dog that never leaves Huck’s side.

The brutal winter climate and punishing terrain add to the tension in the story, to the point that the setting becomes a character itself. It was the perfect backdrop for this escalating serial killer thriller. And the subplots weaved into the main plot seamlessly, providing a satisfying conclusion.

There are enough dangling threads and remaining characters to easily continue this series. I’m really hoping to see an epic rivalry develop between two specific characters that might someday be compared to Sherlock and Moriarty. But even if that doesn’t happen, I’ll eagerly continue with this saga.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a gratis copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

That’s it for me today. I’d love to know what you think. If you like romance or thrillers, I think you’d enjoy this one. There’s enough will-they/won’t-they (and a steamy scene you can easily gloss over if you want) for the gooey-hearted out there, and an interesting mystery/thriller (without a lot of gore) for those who enjoy a good whodunit with a side of danger. Leave a comment below if you’d like to discuss it. Grazie!

42 thoughts on “Rebecca Zanetti’s YOU CAN RUN #bookreview #thriller

  1. This sounds like a good one and a book I’d enjoy. I especially like the idea of the winter setting. i’m not a fan of winter myself, but positively love reading winter settings. I’m headed to NetGalley. I have to see how many I have on request right now, but I am really tempted to add this one. Great review, Staci!

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  2. this sounds like one I would definitely enjoy. I just went to Net Galley to request a copy. I got approved for two books a day apart, so I’m busy reading those now. A book with a dog like Aeneas? Can’t go wrong with that.

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