Running in the Dark

Running in the DarkThe Silence Of A Prairie Night Hides Many Secrets.Needing To Get Out Of Manhattan After A Personal Tragedy, Abby Markstein Accepts A Teaching Job In The Heart Of Flyover Country One Night While Jogging Through A Deserted Hollow, She Comes Upon A Car Consumed In Flames The Only Thing Horrifying Than The Dead Man At The Wheel Is The Live One Smiling At Her In The Livid Glow Of The Fire.Welcome To Lewisburg, Indiana.The Lone Witness To The Gruesome Roadside Slaying, Abby Quickly Learns That The Quiet Town Conceals Many Secrets When Another Brutal Murder Takes Place, She Starts Seeing Signs That Somebody Is Watching Her And This Time, Running Will Not Help Her Hide. Abby Markstein s ex boyfriend has just committed the ultimate act of revenge by hanging himself and making sure that Abby will be the one to find his body Once destined for a plum teaching job at Amherst, Abby now finds herself running the opposite direction in order to come to terms with her nightmares What she finds instead, is a greater horror waiting for her in the heartland of America Landing in a small Midwestern town in Indiana, Abby assumed that her life would be boring However, while running through a tunnel during her morning run, she discovers a car engulfed in flames The only thing worse than the burning cadaver inside, is the horrifying smiling man staring down at her on the other side of the tunnel With her life in danger, Abby soon finds that this small town holds many big secrets and some of those secrets can you get you killed Running in the Dark is a well written, fast paced mystery There are multiple plot lines, perhaps than necessary, which make this book a very quick, can t put it down read However, because of all of the detail to action and plot, the character development gets left by the wayside We know about Abby, who
Abby Markstein is learning that when you run from troubles, the trouble follows you After a disastrous ending of a relationship, she decides that moving across the country is just the thing From big city Manhattan to a small university in Indiana what can go wrong Abby is settling in, getting to know a few people, teaching mathematics at the university During her nightly run, she finds a car being consumed by fire She can see the body inside the car, but there is nothing she can do except call the police But it s the tattooed stranger standing a few feet away that scares the daylights out of her.While the town buzzes about the death of one its well known citizens, Abby runs into another problem One of her students develops a crush on her which turns into stalking And when she tells him bluntly that she is not in the market for a relationship, he goes a little crazy.And then there s another brutal killing someone Abby has met And then there s the woman driving Abby s car who is shot and killed.Is she being targeted Local law enforcement seems to be looking at the Mexican drug ring that has settled in Indiana but is it Sam Reaves is a new author to me, so I wasn t sure what I d be getting with this book What I got was a fast read, violence, and a terrific who dun it with a fairly large cast of suspects It s fast paced with realistic characters.Many thanks to the author Thomas Mercer Netgalley for the advanc
The first chapter was okay As I kept reading, I started to feel a constant monotony to the story and it bugged me big time Several times, I fell asleep over the story but maybe that s because I was tired Or it could be because it bored me Who knows To me, there was so much black and white and maybe a sprinkle of a lighter shade of red, for the murder part But even for the crime scenes, I could barely see the red It got me wondering if the mystery genre was for me but then I thought, I ve actually read other mystery books and the genre as a whole sounded exciting and makes one think I was ready for a challenge and I was thinking maybe this book would be a good one I thought wrong.I was close to DNF ing but I decided against it because I wanted to know how the murders were set Maybe my expectation was too high or the plot was just too weak but either way, I did not enjoy it It left me with the impression ooookay That s it I felt barely any thrill t
It was ok, but not great Found it a bit over the top at times but it was an enjoyable read GNab This novel takes place in a small town an hour of so out on the interstate from Chicago, a village called Lewisburg with Tippecanoe College, a small, private, expensive school There is nothing exciting in Lewisburg but plenty just down the road If you happen to have a car Imagine that You need a car to go to the grocery store in Lewisburg And it would help if you happen to have any experience driving a car Of course our protagonist Abigail Markstein, born and raised and educated in New York City NYU, Columbia, MIT has a driver s license everyone has to have photo ID but she has never needed to actually use it And that is just the first of many small niggling problems that normally wouldn t phase her Abby is the new wonder kid in the math department at Tippecanoe Her specialty is Combinatorics, and her thesis was on hyperplane arrangements in finite fields She can handle problems But the tragedy that drove her to this posting in Illinois creates such a big lump in her psyche that every small setback feels like a giant s
running in the Dark by Sam Reeves Abby Markslein accepts a teaching job after a personal Tragedy Abby loves to run but while running she comes across a burning car afterwards she has the sense of someone following her who are the
I want to thank Sam Reaves, author and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway for the eBook Kindle copy of Running in the Dark that I won in the Giveaway.Dr Abby Markstein, a math professor moves from a personal tragedy to a small town in Indiana to escape her bad memories and teach at a small local college for two years Compared to Manhattan, Lewisburg, Indiana is a cultural shock although the University offers some culture and friendship with fellow professors.One morning after getting settled in a basement apartment that opens onto a large yard with a creek at the back, Abby wakes up early and decides to go Running in the Dark before daylight On this run, she sees a car catch fire with a man inside and that starts a series of events with two murders She lives in fear and moves in with her new friends until
Stars .5 So as usual, I ll tell 2.5 things I liked about the book and 2.5 thing I didn t like.So what did I think 0.5 The idea is great That and the cover was definitely what drew me into it It is quite a typical thriller regarding to what happens, but since the setting is completely new to the main character, it brought a new layer of mystery 1 Entertainment value It started off really well and I did read it to the end, meaning I definitely wanted to know what happens which is a great sign for me with thrillers and books in general 0.5 I enjoyed the main character, but a lot of ch
Running in the Dark written by author Sam Reaves starts out well but the story fizzles out There is definitely a lot of mystery The characters need development Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas and Mercer for the advance copy. Published on Lovey Dovey BooksThink about the feeling you get when you think someone is behind you or watching you from afar Sam Reaves brings that feeling to life in Running in the Dark as protagonist, Abby Markstein, tries to acclimate to her new surroundings after witnessing a murder.Fleeing to The Middle of Nowhere, Indiana after a traumatic break up, Abby merges into her new life and role as a mathematics teacher at a prestigious college When she witnesses the murder of a local criminal defense lawyer paranoia sinks in because whoever she saw on the other side of that burning car saw her, as well Throughout the story she looks over her shoulder because she might be next When another murder is committed, Abby s friend Lisa Beth believes they were killed over their seedy business practices.While the story is engaging and interesting, the execution of it doesn t inspire me to love it Abby was an interesting character up until the murders were committed and she didn t even attempt to investigate She was worried about being safe and whether or not she could pick the killer from a lineup Even if Abby isn t an amateur sleuth, she was just way too passive about

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  • Running in the Dark
  • Sam Reaves
  • 09 August 2018
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