By: Christina Dodd
Narrator: January LaVoy
Series: Virtue Falls, Book 2
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 9/8/2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
In Christina Dodd's Obsession Falls, Taylor Summers witnesses the death threat to a young boy, and does the only thing she can do—she sacrifices herself to distract the killers. Her reward is a life in ruins, on the run in the wilderness, barely surviving a bitter winter and the even more bitter knowledge she has lost everything: her career, her reputation, her identity. She finds refuge in Virtue Falls, and there comes face to face with the knowledge that, to live her life again, she must enlist the help of the man who does not trust her to defeat the man who would destroy her.
Christina Dodd returns with her taut suspense-filled Virtue Falls series, with OBSESSION FALLS where readers pick up with designer, and artist, Taylor Summers turned vacation rental concierge, to fugitive on the run— after witnessing a death threat to a young boy—she has to disappear--off the grid, and a deadly game of survival, revenge, and murder. While Taylor is sketching in the mountains she witnesses two hired killers and a small boy. She distracts them, sacrifices herself, and hides out in a mountain cave. She discovers the town thinks she is responsible for the boy’s kidnapping. Continuing to hide out, she must survive, while trying to contact the boy’s uncle, wealthy Kennedy. In the meantime, Kennedy is searching for her, and the hit men. All the while she is assumed dead. Kennedy never gives up. She changes her name and reinvents herself the best way she can in order to survive in the brutal winter wilderness. She is able to survive with the help of her father who taught her survival skills as a child. From breaking into vacation homes, and odd catering jobs for food. A clever twisted, dangerous game- The killer and the mysterious Kennedy track her down, for a twisty, fast-paced non-stop action thriller. Haunting and captivating at the same time. A revenge plot. Two men. A finger. Intrigue. Violence. Non-stop action. A heroine. A hero. A villain. Danger. Mystery. Murder. Ruthless. Wicked. Humor. Sexual heat. Romantic suspense. Evil. A compelling gritty series of suspense, mystery, supernatural, drama, and intrigue. Having read all the books, and the short stories in the Virtual Falls series, this time around, I purchased the audiobook, due to the narrator, January LaVoy (one of my top performers), which of course, added to the mind-blowing intensity with an outstanding performance. Highly recommend the audio! Fans will enjoy catching up with familiar characters from the previous books, while anxiously awaiting next installment-coming back for more sizzle drama, and twists---from creative and talented Dodd!
Christina Dodd Discusses Obsession Falls Audiobook
Authors Christina Dodd and Jayne Ann Krentz sat down to discuss Christina’s latest novel, Obsession Falls. Listen below to hear more about the inspiration for Christina’s new book, the authors’ writing processes, and what’s coming next in the Virtue Falls series. Listen
About the Author
Readers become writers, and Christina Dodd has always been a reader. She reads everything, but because she loves humor, she likes romance best.
A woman wants things like world peace, a clean house, and a deep and meaningful relationship based on mutual understanding and love. A man wants things like a Craftsman router with attachments, undisputed control of the TV remote, and a red Corvette which will miraculously make his bald spot disappear. So when Christina’s first daughter was born, she told her husband she was going to quit work and write a book. It was a good time to start a new career, because how much trouble could one little infant be?
Ha! It took ten years, two children and three completed manuscripts before her first novel, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, was published. In the twenty-two years since, her novels have been translated into 25 languages, won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year’s best by Library Journal. With more than 15 million of her books in print, Publishers Weekly praises her style that ‘showcases Dodd’s easy, addictive charm and steamy storytelling.’
In 2014, Christina’s publisher, St. Martins Press, launched Christina’s all-new suspense series, Virtue Falls, with a short story THE LISTENER and a full-length novel, VIRTUE FALLS. The books proved so popular, a second Virtue Falls short story, THE RELATIVES, arrives April 7. On September 8, OBSESSION FALLS, the second Virtue Falls full-length novel will be out in hardcover and eBook.