Dead Girl Running
By: Christina Dodd
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: 4/24/18
My Rating: 4 Stars I have three confessions to make: 1. I've got the scar of a gunshot on my forehead. 2. I don't remember an entire year of my life. 3. My name is Kellen Adams...and that's half a lie. Girl running...from a year she can't remember, from a husband she prays is dead, from homelessness and fear. Tough, capable Kellen Adams takes a job as assistant manager of a remote vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast. There amid the towering storms and the lashing waves, she hopes to find sanctuary. But when she discovers a woman's dead and mutilated body, she's soon trying to keep her own secrets while investigating first one murder...then another.
Now every guest and employee is a suspect. Every friendly face a mask. Every kind word a lie. Kellen's driven to defend her job, her friends and the place she's come to call home. Yet she wonders--with the scar of a gunshot on her forehead and amnesia that leaves her unsure of her own past--could the killer be staring her in the face?
"Christina Dodd reinvents the romantic thriller. Her signature style-edgy, intense, twisty, emotional-leaves you breathless from first page to last. Readers who enjoy Nora Roberts will devour Dodd's electrifying novels." -Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
"Books To Read If You Love Nora Roberts."-Bookbub
"[A]bsolutely gripping...a mesmerizing read." -Amazon Top Pick of September, Amazon Best of 2016 for Because I'm Watching
"Two emotionally damaged characters find hope, self-forgiveness, and love in this exquisitely crafted, modern version of Gaslight that hooks readers and keeps them mesmerized until the end. A chilling and gripping tale, beautifully done." -Library Journal (starred review) on Because I'm Watching
"Romantic suspense favorite Dodd heads back to Virtue Falls for another smart, dramatic mystery that will keep readers flipping pages until the very end, with unexpected twists, psychological tension, and emotional depth." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Because I'm Watching
"Scary, sexy, and smartly written, Because I'm Watching is Dodd at the top of her game." -Booklist (starred review, 2016 Booklist Best of Romance)
"Readers are in for a real treat...This incredible author offers up many twists and turns which will sound something like an Alfred Hitchcock narrative, as the two main characters are caught up in a world of oddities, creepiness and revenge." -Suspense Magazine on Because I'm Watching
"Dodd delivers another white-knuckle tale of romantic suspense...The plot's twists and turns are handled with a positively Hitchcockian touch, while the brilliantly etched characters, polished writing, and unexpected flashes of sharp humor are pure Dodd." -Booklist (starred review) on Obsession Falls
"This one is impossible to put down. A remarkable, mesmerizing series." -Library Journal (starred review) on Obsession Falls
"Megatalent Dodd returns with a truly stunning work of mystery, danger and romance." -Romantic Times (Top Pick) on Virtue Falls
About the Author
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?