Dead girl running Cape Charade Series, Book 1
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- ISBN: 9781488079030 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: 2018.
|Summary, etc.:||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|
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- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2018 April #2
Competent, observant, and battle-hardened after serving in the Middle East, army veteran Kellen Adams has returned to the States and is settling into a job as assistant manager at Yearning Sands, an upscale, rather isolated resort on Washington's Pacific Coast. It is safe, remote, and just what she wantedâuntil the mutilated remains of the former hotel manager are discovered. Now Kellen is drawn into a bizarre smuggling mystery and the hunt for the deadly "Librarian," a killer who could be almost anyoneâeven vaguely familiar Max Di Luca. But Kellen has been living a lie, and with no memory of how she got a gunshot scar on her forehead, she can't help but wonder if the past has tracked her down. Skillful flashbacks gradually reveal the nagging mysteries in Kellen's clouded history as this haunted heroine faces her fears. A cameo by Sheriff Kateri Kwinault from Dodd's "Virtue Falls" books is sure to please fans and highlight the link between these two series.Copyright 2018 Library Journal.
VERDICTComplex, intense, and engrossing, this riveting romantic thriller has a chilling gothic touch and just enough red herrings and twists to keep readers on edge. Dodd ( The Woman Who Couldn't Scream) lives in Washington State. [Previewed in Joyce Sparrow's "Love Is All Around," LJ10/15/17.]