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review 2018-03-15 23:41
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream by Christina Dodd
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream: A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series) - Christina Dodd

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Book.

I liked this book but I didn't love it. It has been years since I have read anything by Christina Dodd but I have really enjoyed her writing in the past so I was excited to get the chance to read this book. This is the fourth book in the Virtue Falls series and I think that I might have gotten a bit more out of it if I had read the previous books before jumping into this one. I didn't have any kind of difficulty following the story but there were times that I just felt like I was missing something. I did like the book and was eager how things would work out.

This book really seemed to be telling more than one story. There is Merida, a mute woman, who has been recently widowed. The other main focus was on Kateri, the newly elected sheriff. Both of these woman had there own issues to deal and relationships to figure out. I honestly think that I might have like the book a bit more if the focus didn't shift back and forth as much as it did. There were quite a few times that I was pulled out of the story a bit as the point of view changed.

There is a whole lot going on in this book. So much. There is a convict on the loose, a string of murders occurring in Virtue Falls, a relative in town causing trouble, romantic issues, a long lost lover, a comatose friend, plus a frog god. It was probably too much in a lot of ways and started to seem unrealistic. I am okay with the frog god not being realistic but I would have liked for a little more believability for the rest of the story.

I really did like Kateri. She seemed to be able to handle just about anything but was willing to take advice from others. I liked Stag as well but he wasn't in the book as much as I would have liked but he seemed to really be what Kateri needed. I also really liked some of the members of the police force and the older bar owner. Merida and Benedict never felt completely real to me. I didn't dislike them but I wasn't sure if I should trust them either.

I think that my biggest issue with the book was that things just seemed too convenient at times. As the excitement of the book peaked, the characters would catch a break that was too good to be true. Problems were solved a little too easily and solutions showed up just when they were needed. I am glad that all of the loose ends were wrapped up but I would have it to feel a bit more real.

I do think that a lot of readers will enjoy this one. I enjoyed this book even though I had some issues with the story. I do hope to read more of Christina Dodd's work very soon.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from St. Martins Press via NetGalley.

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text 2017-11-27 16:42
Trouble in High Heels By Christina Dodd $1.99
Trouble in High Heels - Christina Dodd

Brandi Michaels moved to Chicago to be with her fiancé--only to discover he'd hopped a flight to Vegas to marry his new girlfriend. So she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a ridiculously expensive pair of shoes, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini, convinced she's found the perfect revenge...

But when Brandi returns home, she's shocked to discover that her apartment's been ransacked and she's the mark for a killer. Finding herself entangled in a web of danger, Brandi has no choice but to turn to Roberto--a man who's destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing's for sure: she's not going down without a fight...

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review 2017-10-09 17:59
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream, Christina Dodd
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream: A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series) - Christina Dodd
I really enjoyed this mystery. I received this book for free and I voluntarily chose to review it.  I gave it a 5* rating. I will say that there was more than one murderer. And there were two heroine's. This book really pulled me in very quick. There were lots of surprises, twists and turns to keep the sheriff busy with a new situation. Don't think that the under 18 readers should be reading this because of the brutality that was in this. Over all, this held my attention and kept me guessing to almost the end.


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text 2017-05-17 06:33
Part 2: Shelving What's on My Library eBook Wishlist
Raintree Trilogy - Linda Howard,Beverly Barton,Linda Winstead Jones
Don't Expect Magic - Kathy McCullough
Scent of Darkness - Christina Dodd
Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels Series #1) - Keri Arthur
To Walk the Night - E.S. Moore
The Mark of Nerath: A Dungeons & Dragons Novel - Bill Slavicsek

Any recommendations for reading any of these?

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text 2017-03-29 18:18
Some Enchanted Evening by Christina Dodd $2.99!
Some Enchanted Evening - Christina Dodd

Once upon a time . . .


in a kingdom high in the Pyrenees, three young princesses were forced to flee the chaos in their land—vanishing without a trace and lost to their people . . . until the day a courageous prince can bring the princesses home.


One of Scotland's most dangerous men, Robert MacKenzie is dazzled by the enchanting beauty who rides into the town he is sworn to defend. Though he is wary of the exquisite stranger, Clarice stirs emotions within him that Robert buried deeply years before. And now he must have her at any cost, vowing to gain her trust through the powers of his sensuous seduction.


Torn between her need to protect her secrets and her aching desire for the dark, tormented earl of Hepburn, Clarice is pulled into Robert's glamorous world . . . and into his perilous plan for justice and revenge. And with the winds of treachery swirling around them, a runaway princess must draw Robert's heart from the shadows and make him believe in happily-ever-after.

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