Cause to Run (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 2) - Blake Pierce

Cause to Run (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 2)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 792 Ratings


“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” 
--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) 

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense. 

In CAUSE TO RUN (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 2), a new serial killer is stalking Boston, killing his victims in bizarre ways, taunting the police with mysterious puzzles that reference the stars. As the stakes are upped and the pressure is on, the Boston Police Department is forced to call in its most brilliant—and most controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black.

Avery, still reeling from her last case, finds herself up against a rival precinct and a brilliant, cunning killer who is always one step ahead of her. She is forced to enter his dark, twisted mind as he lays clues for his next killing, and forced to look into places in her own mind she would rather not go. She finds herself compelled to seek the counsel of Howard Randall, the twisted serial killer she’d put behind bars years ago, all while her new burgeoning life with Rose and Ramirez is falling apart.

And just as things cannot get any worse, she finds out something else: she herself may be the target.

In a game of psychological cat and mouse, a frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine. 

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO RUN is book #2 of a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #3 in the Avery Black series is also available!

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)


  • Avery Black

    By Rosie Lynn 65
    The story lines are good but I would like more character development with other characters equally as important to the story as Avery.
  • Page turner

    By lindas loves
    From the very first page till the very last page I couldn't put the book down. Excellent story line, wonderful characters too.
  • Excellent

    By Bookworm Sue
    The time flies when you are reading this book and getting involved with the characters!
  • A Cause To Run

    By JBKessel
    A real page turner. Very realistic characters. I always like police stories. The kind of story you don’t want to put down but you don’t want it to end.
  • Cause To Run

    By getlt
    Really great reading!!!!!
  • Cause to Run

    By Joe in Michigan
    Page turner!
  • CAUSE TO RUN BY Blake Pierce

    By Vickielr
    Excellent story, lots of action and twisting plot keeps you on your toes. Just love Avery Black(detective). Well worth your time to read but make sure you have time because this just can't be put down! Vickie Reed
  • Cause to hide

    By IPMPH
    Thriller with characters that blend so well into the story that you will be up late into the night unable to put the book down. I would recommend this series to all those looking for a good thriller.
  • Are there really women like this?!

    By Turtlehill
    Avery is a female detective that has an extraordinary ability to solve crimes. The story grips you and holds you right there at the scene of the crime and chases you to the end!
  • More cons than pros

    By nea.sof
    Honestly not super realistic. Wish it would be relevant in the human world. Maybe focus a bit more on the plot to extend the books length.