Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: You Can Run – Rebecca Zanetti (Laurel Snow #1)

Laurel Snow wouldn’t call hunting a serial killer a vacation, but with a pile of dead bodies unearthed near her Genesis Valley, WA, hometown, she’ll take what she can get. Yet something about this case stirs her in unexpected ways. Like the startling connection she feels to Dr. Abigail Caine, a fiercely intelligent witness with a disturbing knack for making Laurel feel like she has something on her. Then there’s Laurel’s attraction to Huck Rivers, the fish and wildlife officer guiding her to the crime scene—and into the wilderness…
A former soldier and a trained sniper, Huck’s thirst for blood is rivaled only by his fierce pursuit of Laurel. He’s been burned by love, wounded by the government, and betrayed before, and to say he has trust issues is the ultimate understatement. Plus, he might be closer to this killer than anybody knows…
Once in the heart of darkness with Huck, Laurel must negotiate her distracting desire for him, her complex rapport with Abigail—and her mission to find a serial killer among a growing list of suspects and a danger that’s far too close to home. So close in fact, Laurel fears she will never find her way back to the woman she once was…

Rating: 4 out of 5.

You Can Run by Rebecca Zanetti was an excellent start to a brand new romantic suspense/thriller series based on child prodigy-turned-FBI profiler, Laurel Snow. This story was intriguing and addictive leaving me wanting more. I loved the way Zanetti was able to introduce characters. She gives enough information to make the reader feel like they know each of the characters but leaves enough to keep the readers hooked as the series progresses.

Laurel Snow is one smart cookie, but unlike another highly intelligent character in the story, she still remains personable. She was an interesting character and I can’t wait to see how she develops further. The hero, Huck, gave me mixed feelings – nothing bad, mostly that I don’t think I got to see enough of him. There were lots of glimpses into his life and personality that make me think I’m going to like him as the series progresses, but for now I just want to reach into the book, grab Huck by the shoulders and shake him, saying ‘stop being stubborn and just kiss the woman already!’ You Can Run is a slow burn so I’m expecting more of the romance in the rest of the series.

Overall, I really liked this book and it’s array of characters. I can’t wait to see more of the characters – both main and side characters – and what mystery Laurel is going to have to solve next (which the help of grumpy Huck, of course!). Zanetti is a great author and You Can Run is another example of her fantastic storytelling ability! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Zanetti’s previous work, or romantic suspense and/or slow burn romances.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington Books for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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