Review: The Running Game by LE Fitzpatrick
The moment I read the blurb for The Running Game, I thought I’d love this paranormal novel of author LE Fitzpatrick. A birdie had told me it was a dystopian novel as well, so I was sold. In the mean time, I’ve also met LE and even organized her blog tour for the book, but it’s not time for me to fangirl like you’re used to with me.
Her father called it the running game. Count the exits, calculate the routes. Always be ready to run because they’ll always be coming for you. Whatever happens, they’ll always be coming for you.
Rachel had let her guard down and they had found her. She could run now, leave the city and try her luck beyond the borders, but with no money and a dark secret to hide her chances of survival are slim.
But then she meets two brothers with a dangerous past and secrets of their own. Can they help her turn the game around?
S’aven, the dystopian city surrounding the closed off London, is quite an interesting world to explore. The poverty, the thriving crime, the every day struggle for the most basic of things, the hopelessness, everything is palpable. While set somewhere in the future, it does not seem so far away, a future where everything becomes a few shades darker, more terrifying.
Rachel Aaron, a young Reacher and a doctor, struggles to maintain the facade of a normal life, hiding her super human abilities. She shields herself from the prying eyes of those looking for Reachers. Yet one of the crime bosses of the city has her sights set on her, and that is how the Smith brothers, John and Charlie (also a Reacher), and Roxy, enter her life.
If there were teams, I am team John all the way! Dark, brooding, a perfect killing machine, dedicated to his brother, loyal to a fault. But while I loved him the most, this quartet is perfect. The four of them make for a lovely interaction to watch. Rachel who’s just struggling to come to terms with her new life, Charlie with his demons and nightmares of the past, John who bears his own scars, and Roxy, smooth and untrustworthy through and through, they have an interesting dynamic that caught my attention even more than the mystery and thrill of the book.
I’d tell you more, but I hate spoiling parts of the story for new readers. Just grab your copy and start reading! I personally can’t wait for the next book in the Reachers series.
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G7VJ0GG/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G7VJ0GG/
About the author
L E Fitzpatrick was born in Hull, East Yorkshire, but now lives in West Wales, with her family plus lots of dogs and cats. She manages an office, volunteers as a room steward for the National Trust and also supports independent authors as a proofreader and beta reader. She obviously has no spare time because of this, but if she did it would probably be invested in walking in the countryside and enjoying the peace and quiet.
L E Fitzpatrick published her first series Dark Waters in 2011 and is currently working on her Reacher series.