Because I'm Watching (Hardcover)
A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series #3)
St. Martin's Press, 9781250028457, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Welcome back to Virtue Falls, Washington, where one woman is being held captive by her own delusions. . .
She had survived, but she is still held captive…
Of her memories, her loneliness, her delusions. But are they truly delusions?
The survivor of a college dorm massacre, a woman accused of her lover’s murder, Madeline Hewitson is haunted by ghosts and tormented by a killer only she can see. At night, she works, writing and drawing the monster that slithers through her imagination, and living in fear of those moments when the doors of her mind unhinge and her nightmare lives in the daylight.
A seasoned military veteran, Jacob Denisov lives alone in his small, darkened home, sleepless, starving, and angry. Every day he lives with the guilt that comes from his own failures and the carnage that followed. When neighbor Madeline Hewitson drives her car through the front wall of his house, she breaks his house—and his life—wide open. Forced to view the world outside, Jacob watches Maddie, recognizes a kindred spirit and wonders what she fears more than herself. Has someone caught her in a twisted labyrinth of revenge and compassion, guilt and redemption, murder and madness?
When Maddie's imaginary killer takes form, she fights back. But will she be strong enough to triumph, or is the killer she fears no more than a shadow, an illusion…that watches?
“Smart, dramatic…with unexpected twists, psychological tension, and emotional depth.”—Kirkus Reviews on Christina Dodd's Because I'm Watching.
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Praise 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)
"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. The traumatic back stories of the main characters set up a trail of believable misdirection and heart-stirring romance, while secondary characters add dimension and continuity to the vivid and entertaining world of this compelling series. Another Virtue Falls winner." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Scary, sexy, and smartly written, Because I’m Watching is Dodd at the top of her game.” —Booklist (starred review)
"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. This is the third book in the Virtue Falls series and, if possible, the best yet!" —Suspense Magazine
"Intriguing...An engaging cast of Virtue Falls locals adds depth and multiple subplots." —Publishers Weekly
“From the opening page, Dodd reels readers into this eerie and darkly suspenseful tale that will remain with them long after they finish the book! A creepy classic.” —Romantic Times (4.5 star Top Pick review)
Praise for Obsession Falls
“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)
“This one is impossible to put down. A remarkable, mesmerizing series.” —Library Journal (starred review)
Taut and enthralling, with romantic and supernatural embellishments that intensify the drama. —Kirkus Reviews
This gut-wrenching tale of determination and survival is amazing to read...This is one you won't soon forget! —Romantic Times (Top Pick)
“Christina Dodd mixes a chilling cocktail of suspense and romance…With enthralling characters and an intriguing and imaginative premise, this is a spooky, nerve-stretching read that is sure to please Dodd’s many fans.” –BookPage
Praise for Virtue Falls
A winning read. Intense and suspenseful, with touches of romance, humor and mysticism. —Kirkus Reviews
Megatalent Dodd returns with a truly stunning work of mystery, danger and romance. —Romantic Times (Top Pick)
“Dodd slowly ratchets up the suspense level to the breaking point, while introducing readers to the diverse and quirky characters…a nail-biting book.” —Booklist
“The characters are flawed, three-dimensional, and compelling.” –Library Journal