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Girl on the Run By Daryl Wood Gerber: Review/Giveaway


FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMarilyn Meredith,
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by Marilyn Meredith

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Girl on the Run, along with a link to purchase it.

What a perfectly titled book. The young woman and heroine, Chessa Paxton, is accused of murdering her husband, and run she does, and run and run and run. Not only is she running from the detectives on the case, but from many of those who might be the real killer.

Chessa is the assistant-in-charge of special events for a casino at Lake Tahoe. The tale begins with the kick-off party for the three-day Happily Ever After convention fund raiser for “Making Art Out of Sad Kids,” fixing children’s damaged or deformed faces. For the big party, all the attendees dress as storybook characters, from Red Riding Hood to Captain Hook.book

Chessa, dressed as Sleeping Beauty, gets sick soon after the party begins. The next thing she knows, she wakes up beside her husband’s dead body. Before Detectives Marcus and Tallchief, sure of her guilt, can arrest her, she flees.

While on the run she remembers more of that dreadful night. She also remembers that she and her husband fought about a secret he was keeping. He wasn’t who she thought he was, which complicates her investigation to clear her name. Along the way, she begins to realize that some of her suspects are people she thought she could trust.

The many unusual characters, the beautiful Lake Tahoe setting, and a spunky and resourceful heroine, make this a must-read mystery. And best of all, there is a surprise ending.

I thoroughly enjoyed Girl on the Run, and recommend it to all who love a well-written mystery.

To enter to win a copy of Girl on the Run, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “run,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 16, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

You can use this link to order this book:


Marilyn Meredith is a Springville, CA mystery author and an ongoing contributor to our Mystery section. Be sure to visit her website; fictionforyou.com

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathleen Costa April 9, 2016 at 10:19am

Yes! Daryl Wood Gerber is a favorite author, and getting into her new series is exciting. It seems a little darker than some of her cozy books, and I love it. Thanks, Daryl!


2 Kristie Dilcher April 9, 2016 at 5:15pm

This book looks great. I love suspense novels! Thanks for the giveaway!


3 Dianne Casey April 9, 2016 at 6:59pm

I am looking forward to reading “Girl on the Run”. This is not Daryl Wood Gerber’s usual type of book. I’m sure it will be as good as her cozy mysteries.
diannekc8(at)gmail (dot)com
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4 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
April 9, 2016 at 7:42pm

Sounds like a really interesting mystery.
Thanks for the chance to win.


5 Barbara Hawk
Twitter: @angelhwk68
April 9, 2016 at 7:52pm

Very intriguing! Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the chance!


6 Doward Wilson April 9, 2016 at 9:35pm

Great review and can’t wait to read this book by one of my favorite authors in a new genre.


7 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
April 9, 2016 at 11:22pm

This really does sound good. I have put it on my list…can’t wait to see what Daryl has done with it…Thank you for the review.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


8 Jeanetta April 10, 2016 at 3:02am

I am excited about Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber because I am a fan of her books.
myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com


9 Annette Naish April 10, 2016 at 8:57am

Great review – and This is a very talented author.


10 Annette Naish April 10, 2016 at 9:03am

Yeah, you know what I missed – annettena@yahoo.com


11 Elaine Roberson April 10, 2016 at 9:26am

Sounds interesting. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com


12 peggy clayton April 10, 2016 at 8:36pm

Love it that she is trying a new genre and this one sounds so good. I would love to win and review ptclayton2@aol.com


13 holdenj
Twitter: @.
April 13, 2016 at 3:24pm

I am very curious to read Daryl’s new foray from cozy to suspense. Thanks for the chance to win!


14 Jeanie Dannheim
Twitter: @JeanieDannheim
April 13, 2016 at 11:19pm

Great review! Thank you for the opportunity to win – while i usually read many more cozies than suspense, this is an author who will excel at everything she writes, I think!+


15 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
April 18, 2016 at 2:42pm

We have a winner!


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