Book Review: I Know Lucy

I Know Lucy (A Fugitive Novel #1)
Published By: Evatopia Press
Publication Date: April 20, 2014
Page Count: 228
Source: Kindly Provided by Publisher
Audience: Young Adult - Mystery

One of my favorite types of books has always been a mystery with a healthy side of romance. This book delivers in spades. 

 Zach is high school student in Danville, CA who takes notice of the new student, Danielle. He is instantly intrigued and curious about her, and he can’t stop thinking about her. Lucy witnesses the violent murder of her parents at the young age of 13. Her father works for the FBI and the killer turns out to be a dirty FBI agent. Lucy manages to escape from the house before the killer finds her. She runs and never looks back. 

Lucy managed to get by in life through pick pocketing & running scams on people. But things have changed when she gets to Danville. She has another new name and life story, but she can’t keep her mind off Zach. Unfortunately, the closer he gets to “Dani”, the more questions he and his friends have about her. As Zach starts digging into her past, he realizes Dani is not what she says she is. She is so much more. 

 This book is told from Zach’s POV. The chapters switch back and forth from the present with Zach, to the past with what has happened in Lucy’s life. The author notes this at the beginning of the book, which is helpful in understanding why the book switches back and forth. 

 This book sucked me in within a few chapters. I loved Zach’s caring nature and Lucy’s strength. They complement each other so well. The book ends on a tiny cliffhanger, but not one that leaves you yelling at your Kindle. 

 If you like a romantic mystery, then this is the book for you!

Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding -- taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can’t bear to leave. Suddenly her natural instincts to lie, cheat, and run are overshadowed by something else...the desire to stay and perhaps, love. It’s her one shot at a normal life. 

Curious by nature, Zach is immediately drawn to the new girl at school. How can a person look both confident and vulnerable all in the same moment? Determined to figure Lucy out, he sets out to unravel the mystery that is her and soon finds himself caught up in a cat and mouse game. For the first time in his life he is faced with the reality that the truth can no longer set him free...if anything, it's going to get him killed. 


  1. Yay! Thank you for such a great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :)

  2. You're welcome! I'm reviewing Set Me Free on Friday. ;)


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