Nowhere To Run by Jeanne Bannon

Nowhere To Run by Jeanne Bannon
Publisher: etopia Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (193 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Willow

What’s a girl to do when she falls in love with the man whose mission it is to bring her down?

With the murder of her only sister, Sara, just a few months past, Lily Valier—a woman of beauty and substance—tops the sheriff’s list of suspects in small town Maine, and for a very good reason. Dear old Dad had willed his fortune to Sara and only Sara, leaving Lily to fend for herself. However, with no murder weapon or witnesses, the evidence against Lily is only circumstantial.

Enter P.I. Aiden O’Rourke, black-haired and blue-eyed, charged with gaining Lily’s trust and learning her secrets, all to finally get the goods on her. Things move fast and feelings run deep, yet when Lily discovers the truth about Aiden, everything begins to come apart.

Aiden’s torn. Despite his feelings for her, Lily is the most logical suspect, with a great big fat motive. Except something’s not quite right. Aiden trusts his instincts and they’re screaming at him to have a look at a former suspect with far more to hide than first appeared. With little left to lose, Lily decides to stand her ground, and staying put has its consequences when the murder weapon finally turns up—and it’s Lily’s gun.

What happens to love, when trust is betrayed?

This book proves that you don’t need to know every little secret about a person to fall for them…

Lily Valier is a woman who lives life in in simplicity. She has a small business and keeps to herself – until her sister Sara is murdered and Lily finds herself on the top of the suspect list and is now the talk of the town. Lily, as a character, was very easy to admire. She never showed her fear to those who talked about her behind her back and those who believed the lies surrounding her sisters murder.

P.I Aiden O’Rourke is brought in from Chicago to help the investigation with one goal – to sweet talk Lily into spilling her secrets. After all, that was what the police told him, that she was guilty. The depth in Aiden’s storyline was brilliant. As new information surfaced thought the story I found myself stuck in a love/hate relationship with him. I loved how I couldn’t tell if he was a good cop or a bad cop, I just couldn’t put the book down until I figured him out.

I hooked on to this story from the very first page. Ms Bannon wasted no time in getting straight into the plot. This fast-past novel left me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The writing style of jumping between Aiden and Lily’s point of view was fantastic and has to be one of my favourite writing techniques. The plot twists in this novel were so incredible and I found myself bitting my nails – anxious to see what happens next.

I recommend Nowhere to Run to the mystery readers out there as it proved itself to be a very interesting read and one I really enjoyed.


  1. I also enjoyed this book. Great review, well deserved! Read the book, you’ll love it.

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