“Extraordinarily entertaining….with a cinematic flair that Hitchcock would envy.” – Booklist, starred review
Perfect for fans of Karen Slaughter, Lisa Jewell, and Sandra Brown comes a brand-new heartstoppingly suspenseful thriller from New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd...
A submerged car is pulled from the bottom of the lake. The driver has been shot in the back of the head and no other bodies are found. Only a legendary sculpture remains inside, and as it rises to the surface, greedy collectors from around the world gather. They'll stop at nothing to gain possession of the priceless artifact. Only one person stands in their way…
Zoey Phoenix remembers nothing about her early childhood; her mother’s desire to leave those years behind never worried her…until she’s almost killed in a hit and run and, days later, her mother disappears. Now Zoey fears her family secrets won’t stay buried long. She has no idea who tried to murder her or why, but she’s determined to unravel the dangerous truths of her past—before they claim her future.
Forget what you know...yet the past remembers.
"If Lisa Jewell, Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley are on your Mount Rushmore of suspense writers, Dodd's latest release definitely needs a spot on your shelf."—E! News
Bestseller Dodd's busy sequel to 2022's Point Last Seen opens a thousand years ago in Tajikistan, where a miner discovers a fabulous ruby. A holy man, who recognizes that "the gem held the potential to incite violence," places the ruby inside a jewel-encrusted statue of a dragon, which many centuries later is spirited off to a collector in California. In the present, Zoey Phoenix, a flower breeder in Gothic, Calif., a small town known as "a center of mystical energy," winds up in the hospital after her car is run off the road. Her mother, Morgayne Phoenix, enlists Zoey's ex-husband, former professional wrestler Luca Damezas, to look after her while she recovers. Shortly thereafter, Morgayne drops out of sight, others are murdered, and Zoey's life is threatened. Who is behind these deaths, and why target Zoey? Fortunately, the author keeps on reminding readers of the whos, wheres, and whys of the hodgepodge of a plot, which contains a touch of magic, a dollop of mayhem, a drizzle of psychosis, a large splash of obsession, and just the right amount of sweet romance. This is for established Dodd fans only.
Love this book
Great read, lots of subplots. Love this author!