I have three confessions to make:
1. I’ve got the scar of 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
Bestseller Dodd's new thriller takes place on the dark, rainy North Pacific Coast. Kellen Adams is running away from a past she can't completely remember. After a stint in the army, she becomes the assistant manager of an isolated resort in Virtue Falls, Wash., where she makes an effort to hire fellow veterans. She's comfortable leading the hotel team until she discovers a woman's mutilated body on the property. With Sheriff Kateri Kwinault (familiar from The Woman Who Couldn't Scream) not close enough to provide consistent support, Kellen reluctantly investigates the hotel staff and guests to determine whether they might be behind the gruesome murder. She doesn't know whether to trust a guest claiming to be a government agent investigating a smuggling ring; the hotel's security adviser, who is hiding in bushes hoping to catch a smuggler in the act; or the hotel owner's nephew, who unexpectedly arrives to lend his assistance. A series of twists and turns lead to a surprise ending, but this story won't completely satisfy readers seeking the emotional payoff of Kellen's discovery of her lost past. Still, Dodd does a masterly job of maintaining suspense.
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Now I wait
I’ve just finished the book and I don’t know how I feel... is that it? The end? Or was it a cliffhanger? Will the next pick up where this one left off?
This was a page turner, that’s for sure. I’m happy to say I couldn’t figure it out until everything came together. I like that it kept me guessing until the very end. I’m just not sure about how it ended, but I know another book is coming, so I guess I just need patience until then... just waiting to see what happens next. Waiting...
Dead Girl Running! By Cincy Kid 68!
This is simply a “WOW BOOK”. I loved it all the way thru- intense unpredictable and u can’t help but ROOT for Kellen. I have to read more of this author. (5) Huge 🌟 Stars 👏👏👏🤩 Thank you- JB
A fantastic thriller!
Wow - what a fantastic thriller this book was - I loved it. The plot is brilliant and clever. Written with a sassy sense of humor, my fear was broken up and I was able to laugh out loud during parts. This story moves at a bullet’s pace. I really liked Kellen and how she served as a manager of the Yearning Sands Resort while Annie and Leo Di Luca left for vacation. Even though part of her past is blank, she was resolved in being strong, tough, wise, and organized. And through her military training, she knew how to handle weapons and tough situations. With murders going on around her and the cold winter weather being unforgiving, I was caught up in the story and in trying to figure out who was guilty. And when Max Di Luca was able to go to Yearning Sands to help out, I swooned and fell in love. I really thought that the description of each new character, as seen through Kellen’s eyes, was a clever way to introduce the reader to anyone new. In bold, each one had a short summary of their name, age, description, background, position, and what Kellen thought of each of them. This whole book was dynamic, and I highly recommend it to those who love suspense.