Book Review: Too Late to Run by John Perich

12-7-2014 4-12-27 PMTitle: Too Late to Run
Author: John Perich
Publisher: John Perich
Pages: 402
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Kindle

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About the Book:

Too Late to Run is the third book in a series of gritty mystery novels starring Boston photojournalist Mara Cunningham. This time, Mara reluctantly aids a crooked real estate developer from her past who’s been detained on trumped-up charges. But each clue she uncovers turns up more enemies – backwoods militias, corrupt bankers, and a mysterious pyromaniac – and raises doubts as to her friend’s innocence.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I like to read series and, in a perfect world, I would have read the first 2 books in this series first. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to do so. This book does stand on its own, though. I will be reading the first 2 books as soon as I am able.

Mara Cunningham is a photographer who often finds herself solving mysteries.  In Too Late to Run, she is hired to find out why Mickey Scanlon has been arrested by the FBI. This woman has guts! No matter what comes up, she keeps on searching. She ends up finding out more than Tommy, the man who hired her, had bargained for. 

John Perich’s writing style is easy to follow, well paced, and his descriptions are great. They gave me good visuals but weren’t too wordy.

There were a few twists, a lot of action, and it had a good ending. I look forward to reading the next Mara Cunningham novel (and the first 2).


About the Author

12-7-2014 4-11-32 PMWhile working in a variety of Boston-area tech startups, John Perich has still found time to write and publish several gritty crime thrillers, particularly the Mara Cunningham series (Too Close To Miss in 2011; Too Hard to Handle in 2012).

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