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RUN [Kindle Edition]

Kathryn C. Lang
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You may run, but you will never hide.

Sara tries to run after the death of her husband.
She tries to run from the mystery of his unexplained death.
She tries to run from the pain it all brings.

The past catches up no matter how hard you try to run.

The letters show up in her mailbox with no address and no stamp. They force her to face the past no matter how much she would rather run. Learning to stand instead of giving in to the urge to run gives her the chance she needs to begin healing from that pain.

Sara teams up with the detective from her husband's original murder case to investigate the mysterious letters and the equally mysterious past of the man she thought she knew. Sometimes the only way to stop running is to turn around and face what is after you.


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About the Author

Kathryn Lang lives and writes in a little cabin in the woods in North Alabama. Her encouragement and support (and often her materials) come from her loving children and husband. Her passion for helping others find a life of peace and joy have provided her with opportunities to share her own encouragement in words both written and spoken. Kathryn says it best: "My heart always leaned towards writing - but my grandmother warned me that authors were called "starving artists" for a reason. I ended up getting a degree in Leisure Services which is worse than being an artist in North Alabama (and the irony has NEVER been lost on me). I returned to my first love in the fall of 2004 when I landed a regular column in a regional paper. Each year has provided a new step in the path to my passion. My goal is to find avenues to help others discover their own passions so that they can experience living life in peace and joy no matter what circumstances the world might throw their way." Kathryn continues to write a regular column of good, positive and uplifting thoughts and inspirations.

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  • File Size: 459 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PX13CO
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,084,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good suspense novel with Christian undertones June 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I took this on vacation and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not my normal genre but I was caught up in the story. Beth's husband is murdered in the first two pages. His dying word is "RUN." Now Beth has been running for three years.

She has now settled after changing her name to Sara. Now unmailed letters begin appearing in her mailbox. Consisting of only a few words they lead her to realize that someone wants her to look more deeply into her husband's death.

The story captured my attention from the beginning and held it throughout. It's a great summer read. The only thing I wanted was more detail in what the entity her husband was involved in was. It seemed to be something between a cult and organized crime.

Along the way she finds good Christian friends, one man especially, who help her as she seeks peace. She finds this in Christ. It was believable in that she doesn't understand it entirely all of a sudden. I think she might have read, or at least been interested in reading Scripture a little more. Considering what she was going through and the pace of the investigation I understand. The hand of God in the conclusion was evident and not over done.

Good start Kathryn. I hope your next book comes soon and is a sequel. It's entitled 'Watch' so I think it might. Gleaned that information from her website.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A book to take on vacation June 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms. Lang's debut novel Run is worth the time to read. Her character Sara is on the run from a past she doesn't understand to a present which terrifies her. She learns during her journey the life is not to be feared but embraced. She also learns about the freeing power of God's grace. Stephen Olar author of Xtreme Xianity
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read! June 28, 2012
Format:Paperback
Awesome debut novel by author Kathryn Lang!! The characters were relatable and the subject matter intriguing. Only a few lulls in the action but all in all, well worth the time spent reading! Great first effort - certainly looking forward to hearing more from this talented author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing February 22, 2014
By LAM
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had anticipated the book would be a good read according to a positive review in a reputable Christian periodical. The initial pages, laying the foundation for the book, were riveting and suspenseful--and that was even before getting to Chapter 1.

But from Chapter 1 forward, I found the writing tedious, repetitive, juvenile. The characters were often "smiling"--too often. My husband and I pressed hard to get through the book and gained some interest in the last couple chapters, but overall it was torturous reading. The plot concept was good, but the story development was lacking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RUN August 31, 2012
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Such a good read. interesting lead character, easily relatable. story line has very good flow. I love this story line, cant put it down till i get the mystery solved.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Let Down August 29, 2012
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I'm glad I downloaded this when it was free. Save your money. I'm only giving this 2 stars because I don't have an option for 1.5 and I don't think it was bad enough to merit a 1 star. The book started off promising, but it built up to nothing. Obvious killer, no real answers, and no insight as to why Sara had spent years "running" before she met Chris. Ugh.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Major Mystery Resolved; Minor Mystery Unresolved May 29, 2014
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The book began slowly, telling rather than showing, but the pace picked up and the writing became more active fairly quickly. I liked the protagonists, but Sara was a little gullible. The main mystery was resolved satisfactorily; however, we never learn one important thing that left me wondering.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Finish not up to the Beginning April 6, 2014
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Starts out with great mystery. Finishes with a predictable not so great thud. It just kept going downhill but the start kept you going hoping for more of flourish that wasn't delivered
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Run by Kathryn C. Lang
You can run, but you can never hide. Sometimes the only way to have a future is to turn around and face the past. Inside Kathryn C. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Amanda Chance
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense!
Beth's husband is killed by a burglar (?) one night, and he has just enough time to warn her to `RUN'. Read more
Published on March 11, 2013 by Diane Adams
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not like this book
The writing style is jilted and awkward. The story is boring and predictable. Lots of banter among the characters but no depth to the conversation. Read more
Published on March 9, 2013 by Jeannie
2.0 out of 5 stars Run
A great storyline but a bit monotonous in the telling. Shallow characters, mundane and distracted dialogue. Still read it to the end though.
Published on January 5, 2013 by J.C.B.
4.0 out of 5 stars pleasantly suspenseful
I was terrified this was going to turn into some kind of trite romance. It would possibly fall under the genre of Christian literature, but it was actually quite suspenseful and I... Read more
Published on December 20, 2012 by Domino
5.0 out of 5 stars Run
I highly recommend this book very good read with a great message. If you would like to learn something, read this book!
Published on September 6, 2012 by hmoon89
4.0 out of 5 stars WOW.....
I kept "running" to this book to read it. I never wanted to put it down. The author does a great job at building up the main character in the book and keeps you guessing even to... Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by wzrwomn
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept Running
Just finished Run by Kathryn Lang. I had a hard time putting this book down but at the same time didn't want it to end. It had a fright affect and also detective aspects. Ms. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by BarbaraK
4.0 out of 5 stars Run
I enjoyed this book it holds your interest and keeps you guessing unti the end. If you enjoy thrilling adventure you will love this book.
Published on September 6, 2012 by Dt35
4.0 out of 5 stars fast read
I really liked this book. It had a lot of twists. I would read more from this author.it made me want to know what happens to the character afterwards. Will there be another book?
Published on September 6, 2012 by Joy K.
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More About the Author

Hope builder. Dream inspirer. Word lover. Relationship sage. Aficionado of inappropriate laughter.

Kathryn Lang builds hope through words both written and spoken. She seeks to connect with others and to discover covered, hidden, and forgotten dreams. Kathryn plays with words, dancing around with them in unfettered joy or painting with them to present unique and simple images of hope.

"Always find a way to laugh. Laughter sparks hope and once hope finds a way in then it all becomes possible."

As an award winning author and syndicated radio host, Kathryn lets her personal life infuse her creative spirit to craft the stories of hope and possibility. Each phrase shows a part of Kathryn's heart that allows her to connect with others in an open and honest way. These connections begin the process of growing up relationships that make the way possible for the journey ahead.

Kathryn C. Lang lives and writes in a little cabin in the woods in North Alabama along the Big Spring Creek. Local lore and local areas are infused throughout her writings and her presentations. Her encouragement and support (and often her materials) come from her loving children and husband (and best friend for more years than either wants to admit).

She started writing at an early age and enjoyed the opportunities writing allowed for entertaining and encouraging others. She followed a different path in college and pursued a degree in Leisure Services with a focus on tourism and commercial recreations. Her work in Leisure Services for the University of South Alabama and NAS Cecil Field still allowed her to entertain and encourage others - often with written words.

Kathryn started creating content for websites around the globe, and through their encouragement and instructions, she launched her own websites. Her freelance writing career became a full-time profession in 2007. Her writing moved from content for others to her own niche and focus in 2010.

Her passion for helping others find a life of peace and joy has provided her with opportunities to share her encouragement through her own experiences in words both written and spoken. Kathryn believes that each person has a unique purpose to fulfill. She desires to help others find their own path to that purpose and design. A life lived in purpose will be one filled with peace.

Kathryn offers a phrase of hope in order to shine the Light on the moment. She works through her columns, articles, books and workshops. Her personal hope is that every person who encounters her words will feel as if those words were written (or spoken) just for her or him.

"In my fiction, I tell a story that provides an uplifting message entrenched in hope. In my non-fiction and columns, I offer words that will point to hope. In my talks, I tell stories that inspire hope. Helping others discover their path to hope is my focus.

I write to that person that is trying to walk the tightrope of family, work and God - and keep them all in the right balance. She has a sense of humor, enjoys a little snark now and then, and references movies and songs in her every day speech. She plays with words and enjoys being around others that can keep up. She has a solid relationship with God, but hungers to go deeper. She is not afraid of faith in her own life or in the lives of those she encounters. She lives a life reaching for the rainbow."

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