Virtue Falls (Paperback)
A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series #1)
St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250068309, 544pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Blockbuster bestselling author Christina Dodd delivers a novel that will leave readers breathlessly turning the pages in this "truly stunning work of mystery, danger, and romance" (RT Book Reviews).
Twenty-three years ago, in the coastal town of Virtue Falls, Washington, four-year-old Elizabeth Banner witnessed her mother's brutal murder. Elizabeth's father was convicted of killing Misty and sentenced to prison, and Elizabeth was sent to live with relatives. Now she is back in Virtue Falls, a geologist like her father, her life guided by logic and facts. But nothing can help her through the chaos that follows the return of her ex-husband, Garik Jacobsen, an FBI agent on probation and tortured by the guilt of his past deeds. Nor can it help her deal with her father, now stricken with Alzheimer's and haunted by Misty's ghost...
"Intense and suspenseful, with touches of romance, humor and mysticism."-Kirkus Reviews
When a massive earthquake reveals long-concealed secrets, Elizabeth soon discovers her father is innocent. Is the killer still at large, stalking ever closer to the one witness to Misty's murder? To Elizabeth herself? Elizabeth and Garik investigate, stirring old dark and deadly resentments that could provoke another bloody murder-Elizabeth's own.
"With this Nail-biting suspense...but the novel's sexy romantic core will still please [Dodd's] longtime fans."-Booklist (starred review)
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Praise For Virtue Falls: A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series #1)…
“Dodd slowly ratchets up the suspense level to the breaking point, while introducing readers to the diverse and quirky characters who live in the small town, and Virtue Falls's claustrophobic atmosphere adds to the menacing sense of danger. With this nail-biting book, RITA Award-winning Dodd shifts the dial of her writing more to the suspense side, but the novel's sexy romantic core will still please her longtime fans.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Megatalent Dodd returns with a truly stunning work of mystery, danger, and romance. Dodd enhances this new tale with a ghostly presence. Heroine Elizabeth Banner is brilliant, prickly, and damaged by tragedy, but also utterly compelling. Dodd has always been a terrific author, but she kicks it into a whole new realm with this amazing and terrifying novel!” —RT Book Reviews (a 2014 Paranormal Romantic Suspense nominee)
“Intense and suspenseful, with touches of romance, humor and mysticism.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Edge of the seat suspense and fascinating premise. Couldn't put it down. My kind of thriller!” —Iris Johansen
“Tight, edgy, and compelling, Virtue Falls redefines the romantic thriller. This is my favorite kind of suspense... I loved it. Fans of Nora Roberts will devour Virtue Falls.” —Jayne Ann Krentz
“Compulsively readable.” —Elizabeth Lowell
“Dodd writes with power and passion--and always leaves me satisfied!” —J.R. Ward
“What an absolute thrill ride of a book! Sign me up for anything Christina Dodd writes.” —Karen Robards