See Them Run by Stacy Green

January 23rd, 2015 Kimberly Review 56 Comments

23rd Jan
See Them Run by Stacy Green
See Them Run
by Stacy Green
Series: Lucy Kendall #2
Genres: Suspense thriller
Source: Author
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"I couldn’t erase the memory of the video. A little boy with dark brown skin, a little skinny but overall healthy looking, stood naked in the middle of a nondescript room. A disembodied voice ordered him to turn in a circle, to raise his arms over his head, to bend over. He obeyed with a glazed look in his eyes and tears running down his cheeks. A price was named just before the video ended. I would kill someone for that little boy tonight." Savvy undercover work leads Lucy Kendall to an underground child sex trafficking ring. But when her best lead is found dead, Lucy becomes a suspect in a murder she didn’t commit. Lucy barrels ahead, determined to take out the trafficking ring no matter the personal cost. Powerful outside forces intervene, and she finds herself on the run for murder.  Clearing her name means embracing her growing dark side. With Chris by her side, Lucy fights for justice. Is a monster from the past Lucy’s worst enemy, or will the blossoming evil in her own heart be her ultimate destruction?  Packed with suspense, See Them Run is a dark psychological thriller with a finely crafted mystery that takes readers into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.

See Them Run is the second Lucy Kendall book by Stacy Green. Suspenseful with engaging characters I once again slipped into Lucy’s world as she plays judge, jury and executioner. Green takes us into the seedy world of child sex trafficking in this well-crafted thriller.

Five Caffeinated reasons to grab See Them Run

  • Lucy Kendall is one interesting private investigator. In her former life, she was a social worker but riddled with guilt when the system’s red tape and procedural bullshit cost a life she set out on her own to make things right. With the help of her techie friend, she unearths the darker evil side of the city and quietly seeks justice. She is kickass, tenacious and like a certain charming serial killer we all know and love (Dexter), she loves her job a little too much.
  • Green spins captivating cases and this time we go undercover to stop a child sex trafficking ring. Power, greed, secrets and dangerous men with deep pockets are involved. When one of her sources ends up dead, Lucy soon finds herself caught in a deadly trap and accused of murder.
  • Dynamic friendships and secondary characters that have depth help balance out Lucy and the cases she works. Chris knows her secrets and tries to keep her from getting herself killed. Todd Beckett is on the police force and aids her. These two men both like and respect Lucy and there are hints of feelings, but Green is taking any kind of development slow. It is a nice little thread of curiosity.
  • Sex trafficking particularly those dealing with children is a dark subject but Green handled it well and the storyline was well researched giving it authenticity. I appreciated her thoughtful approach to the subject without sugar coating it.
  • See Them Run was a well-crafted tale with overall arc and character development. The case was fairly wrapped up, but like in the real world, you snip at pieces of these networks and hope that eventually you get at the root. I am anxious to see more advancement on the series arc concerning “Mother.” An intense thriller with a complex heroine who both freaks me out and draws me close.

Fans of Dexter, and suspense thrillers will find See Them Run and the Lucy Kendall series to be satisfying reads that keep you flipping the pages.

About Stacy Green

Stacy Green writes psychological suspense with a dash of romance. The first book in Stacy’s Delta Crossroads Trilogy, TIN GOD, was a finalist in The Kindle Book Review Best Books of 2013 for Mystery/Suspense. Born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, Stacy earned degrees in journalism and sociology from Drake University. After a successful advertising career, Stacy became a proud stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. Now a full-time author, Stacy juggles her time between her demanding characters and supportive family. She loves reading, cooking, and the occasional gardening excursion. Stacy lives in Marion, Iowa with her husband Rob, their daughter Grace, and the family’s three obnoxious but lovable canine children.

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56 Responses to “See Them Run by Stacy Green”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I enjoy a good PI story too, and I like Lucy’s internal struggles

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Hafsah, while the subject matter is certainly dark..the tone is more suspenseful than dark.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She gave deets, but kept it from being too dark for the reader.

  1. Nick

    Well, that’s a BLOODY cover! :O Definitely eye-catching!
    I like that this tackles sex trafficking. It’s such an important issue that needs to be spotlighted more, in my opinion!
    I’ll have to check this author out. Lovely review, Kim!

  2. Jenny

    “An intense thriller with a complex heroine who both freaks me out and draws me close.”

    Well if that doesn’t make me curious, I don’t know what will Kim! I have to meet Lucy now, I love a character who hovers precariously between being badass and possibly doing something that will cross the line of being redeemable. 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      She is a curiosity Jenny. I enjoy complex characters like Lucy.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You are welcome Debbie, her back story and motives are interesting.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree and she does a great job of bringing the subject matter to light without making it overly dark for the reader.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, she has an interesting background and is a complex and curious heroine.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She does a great job of balancing this Katherine. It doesn’t go too dark

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is a dark and scary subject but Green handles it well, and the case kept me engaged.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She gave us knowledge and suspense without making it overly dark if you know what I mean.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was and yes, she does things that cross the line in the name of justice. I find her to be an intriguing character.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, she teeters a fine line, but I do find myself rooting for her.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She did, and I love that we see growth and character development as the series progresses.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was Jeann and we didn’t go too deep, Green educated and added suspense without taking us too far into the despair.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      While the topic is dark, this really falls low on the violence and is higher on suspense

  3. Ramona

    The subject matter is terrible, so the book must be good, as only an experienced author would venture to explore it. But I still don’t think I can read it. It would give me nightmares for sure. The review, as always, is exemplary, Kimba. Thank you for sharing.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is a dark topic and she manages to address it without making it too dark