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Running Scared
Running Scared
Author: Lisa Jackson
Fifteen years ago in Boston, Kate Summers made a bargain: she became the mother of a perfect, beautiful newborn baby, and she promised she would never breathe a word about the adoption to anyone. Now Kate has built a good life for herself and her son, Jon, in a small town in Oregon. She has almost forgotten her fear that he will somehow be taken...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781420101829
ISBN-10: 142010182X
Publication Date: 8/1/2010
Pages: 514
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 160 ratings
Publisher: Zebra
Book Type: Paperback
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dmkay avatar reviewed Running Scared on + 213 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. Lisa Jackson is superb at this type of romantic suspense and this is one of her best, in my opinion. The characters are well developed and the story had me interested from the first page.
Dimples2212 avatar reviewed Running Scared on + 209 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a remake of a book by Lisa called WISHES. It's about a gal who is given a young son by an attorney she no longer works for, when she's in the middle of moving out of the area.

It was good the first time, and quite a bit shorter. Now it's up to 500 pages, so I don't feel like reading it again.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good characters, intriguing plot.
allegra avatar reviewed Running Scared on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I HATE buying a book only to find out it's a "re-write" -- HOWEVER, Lisa Jackson has an opening page at the front of the book CLEARLY explaining that -- I was able to make my own decision whether to read it or not, knowing the situation. Clearly updated and longer than the original, it's not a bad effort!

Jackson is good at this type of romantic suspense. Kate Summers lost her family in a drunken accident - desperate to try again, she adopts a newborn under "sketchy circumstances". Years later, as so often in life, her actions catch up to her and her now teenage son.

Simply an entertaining read for a quiet night or two. Perhaps not her best, but still worthwhile if you enjoy the genre.
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dixiedeb avatar reviewed Running Scared on
Great book - I love Lisa Jackson!
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a son's search to find his father
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This book was good, but not Lisa Jackson's best. The story was interesting, kept the reader involved, but was not as suspenseful or intense as some of her other works.


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