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RUN [Kindle Edition]

Kathryn C. Lang
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 459 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PX13CO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #736,208 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
By Steveol
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
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
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Run by Kathryn C. Lang August 4, 2013
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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. Lang's book Run, I discovered how true it is that you can't run from your past . Beth formerly known as Sara discovered this hard truth through attempting to run from her tragic past.

After witnessing the murder of her husband Sara changed her name to Beth , and ran away to a new life . After receiving a chain of mysterious letters, it became evident to Beth that she hadn't outran her past. In fact jus the opposite seemed to be the case, her past seemed to be pursing her at an undeniable accelerated speed!

Beth enlisted the help of the detective who originally was involved in her husbands murder case. Both the detective and Beth although at different times end up in a small town in Alabama searching for answers. More questions than answers initially began surfacing .As the pieces of the mystery began unravelling, it became evident that a lot more was involved in the death of Beth's husband than she had originally thought. Faith plays a huge role in the many twists and turns inside the book.

I felt intensely connected to the characters within the chapters of Run. Numerous times during the book I found myself attempting to solve pieces of the puzzle. It was as if I was present inside the settings of the book. It was impossible for me to put down Run until I had completely read it.

I love the way Kathryn wove faith in real ways inside her book. During the book I believe like myself you will find yourself cheering on behalf of the characters while they search for more answers than questions!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 13 months ago 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 13 months ago 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 15 months ago 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 16 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 made me want to know what happens to the character afterwards. Will there be another book?
Published 19 months ago by Joy K.
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and boring...
Don't waste your time. The book is boring, slow, repetitive, and shallow. It was a stuggle to get through it.
Published 19 months ago by OkieWash
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More About the Author

Award winning author Kathryn C. Lang, winner of the nation's first Tourism Fiction SELTI award, lets life infuse her creative spirit with stories of possibilities. Each woven creation paints a journey of a life that is lived beyond the ordinary and expected - even if for a moment.

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 others like me, a woman 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 in 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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