Dead Girl Running (Cape Charade #1) by Christina Dodd

Dead Girl Running (Cape Charade #1)

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 ...

Details Dead Girl Running (Cape Charade #1)

TitleDead Girl Running (Cape Charade #1)
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Reviews Dead Girl Running (Cape Charade #1)

  • Maureen Carden
    Christina Dodd’s latest book, Dead Girl Running (DGR) came up on NetGalley for review. I smugly requested it, thinking this will be easy because they like me, they really like me.I was refused. I spent days wandering in the wilderness of dive bars, hole in the walls and gin joints seeking solace in demon rum.(work with me here) But a miracle happened and Harlequin reversed itself.I was delighted and even more so when I finished DGR. The story h...
  • Tellulah Darling
    A solid thriller with some really enjoyable twists and an ending that I didn't see coming. An engrossing, fast-paced, page turner of a read.Thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this title.
  • Karyn Niedert
    Will publish review closer to publication date, but want to encourage readers to enjoy previous books by Christina Dodd prior to latching onto this one. This "ties in" loosely with her Virtue Falls books. I think "Dead Girl Running" works as a standalone novel, but then again I have read the previously mentioned series.For those who HAVE read previous Christina Dodd books, dive into "Dead Girl Running" and enjoy. Excellent book!
  • Steena Holmes
    I was immediately drawn into Dead Girl Running and enjoyed every page from start to finish.The cover and the blurb are fabulous!Since I'm a travelholic, the way the hotel and location were described had me wishing to visit that resort even if a dead body was found on the beach.The characters were believable and leaves me hoping that this will be a series so I can get to know more about them. I'm also wanting now to go back and read her other seri...
  • Bea Charmed
    Gah! Hero's magical peen cures heroine's infertility. I have a theory why but the author chose not to address it. Info dumps! 2 large ones early on and smaller ones scattered throughout.The romance was slow burn, which I enjoyed, but then we got a surprise which, for me, killed the development of the romance. There was a happy ending of sorts but also kind of a cliffhanger. With the revelation of the hero, Kellen being hired by her current employ...
  • Cheryl
    I can't wait to read more by this author. The book has interesting characters, a great plot and leaves enough unknown at the end to want to read the next book. LOOOVVVEEEEDDD IT!!!
  • Garee
    Dead Girl Running, by Christina DoddThose who know me, know that I never read the blurb before opening a book. Do I like the author? Did my friend already tell me it was a good read? Is it a genre I like? Sometimes, I receive advanced copies in exchange for an honest review....That's about all I consider when opening a new book, so I was excited to get my hands on a new Christina Dodd. Dead Girl Running was no disappointment!I was blessed with a ...
  • Marti
    Dead GIrl Running by Christina Dodd comes out next month. I enjoy this author, so I was very happy that Harlequin changed their mind and allowed me to preview the book. I found the story interesting and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I look forward to reading more books in this series.Kellen Adams works for a hotel on the Pacific Coast in a place called Yearning Sands. She was the assistant manager left in charge while the owners went on vaca...
  • Illustrious Illusions
    While I usually love Christina Dodd's work, this one just didn't sit as well as most of hers. It seemed to have a lot of information dumped at you and it felt jumpy to the point I felt a little lost in places and had trouble keeping interested in what was happening. I do look forward to reading more of this series and seeing where it goes knowing her other works are ones I really enjoy.
  • Danielle Rose
    I received an ARC from NetGalley to read and review. The below is my honest, unbiased opinion. Thank you, Christina Dodd, the publisher, and NetGalley, for allowing me to review.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 homelessn...
  • Natalie
    Received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley. Never sure how much I can divulge about the story prior to publication. This book is a spin-off of the Virtue Falls series and a few familiar characters make appearances. I found the story intriguing and suspenseful. There were some lingering questions at the end.
  • Becky
    This work is loosely connected to at least 2 other Dodd works but is a completely new story to begin a new series. Kellen has come to the North Pacific Coast to be as far away from her past as possible. She is desperate for a new beginning and her new employers believe in her. Amazingly they have left her in charge after only a cursory training and almost immediately the trouble starts. A body is discovered on the grounds. Sorting through the wea...
  • Jen
    Dead Girl Running is a strange amalgam of intriguing premise and plot holes. Another one with a backstory inserted bit by bit into the main plot, Dead Girl Running had me alternating between suspenseful sections and confusion because not everything quite fit together.After a prologue that didn't appeal to me, I became involved with the characters and plot, only to pull up sharp several times with a "huh?" Nevertheless, the suspense kept me intrig...
  • Megan
    3.5 Stars. This was pretty much a straight thriller, though it was released by a Harlequin imprint. I was expecting, and I wish there had been, more of a romance in the story. The story itself was exciting. The suspense plot was completed, but the romance was left feeling wide open? I see this will be a series, but I have no idea if it will be the same characters or new ones. Kellen Adams is a girl running from her past. Some of it she remembers ...
  • Olivia Farr
    "Dead Girl Running" is an engaging thriller/mystery that will have you guessing throughout. Kellen Adams has come to the Yearning Sands resort carrying some big secrets- she doesn't remember a year of her life and Kellen Adams isn't quite her name. During winter, most of the staff go on vacation- and this year, that includes the resort's owners and managers, the DiLucas. Kellen is left in charge of the resort, a job she is happy to undertake- unt...
  • Kerliza Foon
    This book had me all types of confused. I am a big fan of Christina Dodd and I love her books. This book combined some characters from her virtual falls books (mentions only) and her Bella Terra books. The reason for my confusion was the way the flashbacks were presented and the point of view. The main character Kellen experienced a traumatic event in her life that haunts her just as the missing year in her memory also haunts her. Throughout the ...
  • Anna Budziak
    Received an advance copy of this from a Goodreads contest but that is not influencing my rating or review. If you can say you enjoyed a story about a heroine who has been abused, shot in the head and blown up, I really enjoyed this book. Loved the way Ms Dodd allowed you into Kellen's inner workings--her mental index card dossiers, the increasingly detailed flash backs from the year she cannot remember, and her reconciling of what Kellen original...
  • Beth
    I received an Advanced Readers Copy from the publisher at the Public Libraries Association conference held March 21-24, 2018.I haven't read anything from Christina Dodd before, but I've been meaning too (especially since one of my favorite authors is a huge fan). I received a ton of ARCs at this conference, but this is the one I chose for my plane ride home. It was very enjoyable, although some parts were a little unrealistic ((view spoiler)[the ...
  • Cynthia Dalton
    I won this in a Goodreads contest! A woman who is missing a year in her life seven years before the events in this book is the heroine. Kellan Adams, who escaped an abusive marriage, was shot in the head, and subsequently joined the army and served as an officer in Afghanistan, is now assistant manager for a coastal Washington resort. Her employers and the security supervisor leave her in charge while they all vacation during the off-season. No s...
  • Linda Fast
    Kellen Adams has taken a job in Washington at the Yearling Sands Resort as an assistant manager replace the previous Priscilla Carter who supposedly just packed up and left. Kellen has taken the job after running away from a brutal marriage, living on the street, a year that she has no memory of and just spending a stint in the army fighting over seas.The remains of a body are found which turn out to be that of Priscilla. Everyone at the resort f...
  • Danielle Urban
    Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd is an intriguing mystery. One that propelled me further into a deadly investigation. Imagine not knowing a year's worth of your life...that would prove hard to live with knowing that the killer could be someone the character knows. Intrigue, suspense, and drama added up as I traveled deeper in this book. My curiosity peaked. Kellen Adams is the main protagonist who is searching for answers to murders when her l...
  • Diane Saul
    This is the start of a new series for Christina but it loosely ties back to her Virtue Falls and Belle Terra books. I love Christine’s books but this was not my favorite. The way she presented information about characters, describing them more like file in a police report, was distracting and annoying for me. There was a lot going on in the book and I was sometimes confused. I also didn’t really bond with the main characters in the story, but...
  • Allyson Abu-hajar
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.If you enjoy the Virtue Falls series, then you will love the Cape Charade series!Priscilla Carter came to Yearning Sands to be the assistant manager for the resort owned by Di Luca's. Priscilla has other ambitions and often is called out for her inappropriate behavior. On one of those nights, she was taken to task after a complaint, Priscilla couldn't sleep. She saw someone come by...
  • Judy
    Dead Girl Running is a tense, fast paced page-turner. I read it in one sitting! The characters are interesting and complex, and the plot kept me guessing. I loved the ending and did not see it coming. This is the first book I've read by Christina Dodd, and I definitely want to read more.I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.
  • Lynne
    I have never read Christina Dodd before and now realize what I've been missing. Loved the characters, just enough romance & kept me guessing until the end. Can't wait for the next in the series!! Thank you to NetGalley & Harlequin for the advance copy.
  • Erica Barnes
    This story was great and pretty intense. It was interesting that this new series is tied to both the Virtue Falls books and the Bella Terra books. I haven't read the Bella Terra series in so long, that I had a hard time remembering anything about them. I really liked Kellen. She was a very engaging character.
  • Meg
    Flashbacks, amnesia, smuggling, murder, mystery, and romance are the interwoven elements that propel this novel from start to finish. Prior to starting this novel, set aside enough time to finish it in one sitting. It compels you to read "just one more page; just one more chapter....." I highly recommend this novel. I received it as part of the Goodreads Giveaway program.
  • Patty DeFee
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), thank you! I enjoyed this book even though it was hard to keep up with the twists and turns that were somewhat confusing.