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3.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Jackson Narrator: Jack Garrett Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781449837822
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With numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Lisa Jackson continues to push the envelope through her trademark brand of romantic suspense. Running Scared follows a young single mother desperately trying to outrun her past.

Fifteen years ago, Kate Summers received an offer she couldn’t refuse: a newborn baby boy to adopt and call her own. Still reeling from the death of her husband and daughter, Kate accepted this little blessing and agreed to leave Boston forever and not tell a soul. She has since built a wonderful life in a small Oregon town for her and her son, Jon, but the threat of the past catching up with her haunts her daily. Now a mysterious man is in town searching for the child, a man who will go to any lengths to claim him. The only person Kate can turn to has secrets of his own—secrets tying him to the boy she loves dearly. Soon, the past Kate thought she could outrun will explode, unearthing a legacy of lies and treachery and a fury powerful enough to kill.

Moving at a lightning-quick pace, this taut thriller is enhanced by a pulse-pounding narration from acclaimed voice actor Jack Garrett.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Provocative prose, an irresistible plot and finely crafted characters make up Jackson’s … contemporary sizzler.” Publishers Weekly
  • ANew York Times Bestselling Author

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Macaluso | 2/15/2014

    " Not her best, but readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Draxler | 2/11/2014

    " This is possibly one of my favorite Lisa Jackson books so far. I loved the intensity involving around the mystery of Daegan and how his past reflected upon Kate and Jon. The ending was unexpected which makes it a great mystery and I look forward to reading more of Lisa Jackson's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriela | 2/6/2014

    " I like Lisa Jackson as a writer but I was a bit disappointed with this book as I think it had the potential to be better. The story was ok but it fell a little short in the excitement side of things. It had some good sections but unfortunately I felt that it was kind of boring and it dragged on for too long in others. This is the story of a 15 year old kid named Jon, who was not aware that he was given up at birth by his real mother, who was very young at the time and whose wealthy parents did not want to bring shame to their name. Kate was going through a difficult time, having lost her husband and baby girl a year earlier so she agreed to take and race Jon as hers not realizing his background, who his father was or the wealth where he really came from and all the drama that would enfold before Jon finds out that he who his real mother and father were. The story takes you back and forward through the different points of views of what each character was going through at different time and that is probably where the story fell flat in some of those areas. I really want to continue reading Lisa Jackson`s books and really hope the next one is better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 2/5/2014

    " It was an okay read (just) but not up to Jackson's usual stories. It felt a little disjointed at times and was very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Phillips | 2/2/2014

    " Lisa Jackson was asked to re-write her 1999 novel "Wishes" and to give the readers more suspense and deeper and meaningful characters and if you are a fan of her later work , then you will really enjoy this book. The novel starts in 1980, when young widow Katie was about to leave her work and was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Take a newborn baby and raise it as her son as the Child's birth family wanted nothing to do with it , after losing her husband Jim and daughter Erin in a car crash -it was like a dream. Fast forward , Fifteen years and the boy whom she called Jon is fifteen years old and Katie has provided all for him and has traded her law-firm skills to being a teacher. Jon however as Katie learnt over the years has a special gift, he has visions and premonitions and a new one is starting and it shows that him and Katie are in danger and somebody wants to Kill him. Katie and Jon soon learn that his biological grandfather is dying and has left a fortune and now in order for others to collect it, Jon must be Killed. Not only that, Jon's father Daegan has turned up and wants to know his son and as we soon learn the gift Jon has is hereditary . Can Katie save Jon and then open her heart and home to Daegan ? Find out in Lisa Jackson's revised and re-edited novel "Running Scared". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 2/1/2014

    " This was my first lisa jackson read, I thought it was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Sherman | 1/26/2014

    " Lisa Jackson brought us another good book with a story of a rich disfunctional family. Talk about bullying! Well worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chilli | 1/20/2014

    " I could not put this book down. It was thrilling, sexy, edge-of-your-seat type stuff! Excellent read. Utterly enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benchpress | 1/14/2014

    " just my opinion but too much cheesy dialogue. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leeann | 1/8/2014

    " This story dragged on and on and on and on and on......ugh "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 1/4/2014

    " "OK though a little lame, apparently a rewrite of a previous release (titled Wishes) of the same story with some added embellishments. Not the greatest writing and maybe a bit choppier due to the rewrite, but a compelling story, including love, murder, family treachery" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 12/28/2013

    " An solid read, good mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxie | 12/28/2013

    " Being that it's the second book that i've read by Lisa jackson...i must say that shee is on my favorite author list...will be rading more of this author...if you haven't read her you should try....you will like her!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 12/26/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as her later books. Of course it is romance novel rather than mystery so that explains it. I do get tired of the repeated "thought" and fight against love stuff. Her later works are definitely better and more enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 12/14/2013

    " lisa, lisa, lisa, i just love everything you write! if you love lisa jackson as i do, you will not be disappointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marita | 12/6/2013

    " Too much sex and nastiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rietje | 11/15/2013

    " I liked it. Lisa is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/30/2013

    " You could definitely tell this was an early attempt from Lisa Jackson. The story was interesting, but the writing was a bit clunky. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan Aldergate | 9/25/2013

    " I'm not enthusiastic about paranormal anything, so found the psychic abilities of two of the main characters off putting. i didn't find much of this story believable. I don't think I would read another of her books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MP | 7/5/2013

    " I didn't care what happened to the characters.. I didn't think the author did either.. I couldn't even finish the book. I have it available as a LendMe book on my Nook but can't offer it up, I'd feel bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Krill | 5/16/2013

    " this book had the wow factor that Lisa Jackson gives to a book! I got towards the end and couldn't put it down wanting to know what happens, and who's who, etc...! good reading!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Jones | 3/31/2013

    " Very intriguing. Kept my attention, plenty of suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Mccallum | 10/26/2012

    " This one was ok. The plot was unrealistic, but I still enjoyed. Read it if you're looking for a fun suspense story. Definitely not a Pulitzer Prize winner (however, I thought Pulitzer Prize winner, The Marriage Plot, pretty much sucked) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Femmy | 5/29/2012

    " The vision -Jon's vision- was very extraordinary. I don't know what to say, maybe you should read it yourself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dona | 3/28/2012

    " Pretty predictable not sure it was worth the time spent reading it but I kept on "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verna Seal | 12/28/2011

    " Good "get at the airport for something fast and entertaining" to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this book more than any other Lisa Jackson book. The characters were likable, the story believable, and there was less gore/random violence/unbelievable plotlines in this book than usual. I would definitely recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlene Doan | 10/30/2011

    " So far it is very interesting. I have never read a book with a storyline that compares. Will definitly Keep Lisa Jackson on my list of authors. Finished this book with a little sadness. Would have liked to stay in that story for a while longer. Enjoyed the book a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reta Goertson | 6/26/2011

    " This is a great read for anyone who likes a little mind reading and mystery! Lisa Jackson is very readable and I really enjoy her books. Highly recommend this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 5/2/2011

    " Lisa Jackson brought us another good book with a story of a rich disfunctional family. Talk about bullying! Well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/1/2011

    " It was a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 4/21/2011

    " This was my first lisa jackson read, I thought it was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 4/8/2011

    " There are some clever ideas in this book and a few of the character relationships are great to follow, but the plot and one of the main characters fell very flat for me. I'd recommend it as a popcorn read if you're into mildly twisted family politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jfender | 3/30/2011

    " This was my first Lisa Jackson book. It won't be my last! The suspense that she built throughout the book kept me wanting more. I race through this book because I had to know how it ended! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MP | 1/2/2011

    " I didn't care what happened to the characters.. I didn't think the author did either.. I couldn't even finish the book. I have it available as a LendMe book on my Nook but can't offer it up, I'd feel bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verna | 12/21/2010

    " Good "get at the airport for something fast and entertaining" to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 12/20/2010

    " Nice mystery dealing with an illegal adoption 15 years ago and the search now for the teenage boy and his mother. Not always realistic but Jackson's mysteries hold your attention "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cammie | 12/19/2010

    " I usually love Lisa Jackson's books but this was a little too V.C. Andrews for me.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 12/2/2010

    " Not her best. Needs a good edit because of too much extraneous back story. Although for as needlessly long as it is, the book was still a fairly fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoAnne | 11/16/2010

    " good author great book == have read all her books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benchpress | 10/30/2010

    " just my opinion but too much cheesy dialogue. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous series and stand-alone works. She has written over eighty-five novels, primarily in the romance and suspense genres. She also cowrote the Colony series with Nancy Bush. Jackson won the RT Book Reviews award for best romantic suspense novels in 2007 and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Romance Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Jack Garrett’s voice is immediately recognizable from his work in commercials and as a personality on radio stations in the west and southwest. In addition to guest appearances on television, he has performed in dozens of theater productions on regional and New York stages, including Guys and Dolls, Hallelujah Breakdown, Prelude to a Kiss, Cast a Spell, and Bongo Fever.