Running Scared by Cheryl Norman. Publisher: Medallion Press, September 2008
Although newly-divorced Ashley Adams thinks her ex-husband is trying to kill her, she’s no longer running scared—months of therapy and determination have strengthened her resolve to stop being a victim, while months of dedicated training have prepared her to run her first marathon. Homicide detective Rick Edwards is coping with the deaths of his wife and daughter the only way he knows how—by focusing on his work. He is hoping to solve the murder Ashley witnessed during a training run, but first he must win her trust. It doesn’t take Rick long to realize that Ashley Adams is hardly a damsel in distress. In the most unexpected of places, he may have found the one woman who can save him.
This is about Ashley Adams who finally escaped a 10-year abusive marriage. While training for a marathon, someone is shot dead in front of her and now she is running for her life. Enters Detective Rick Edwards who remember the cowering woman and handling his own demons see how strong Ashley has become and together they will solve the question of who wants her dead. This was a good read.