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
GenreMystery, Thriller, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Fiction, Did Not Finish

Reviews Dead Girl Running (Cape Charade, #1)

  • Julie
    Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd is a 2018 St. Martin’s Press publication. Whoa! This was one wild ride! Kellen is living a lie- or at least partially. An entire year of her life is missing- gone- no memory of it whatsoever. But, she does remember her ex-husband, and the horrific abuse she suffered at his hands. She escaped him, at a very high cost, but, she went on to become an Army officer, and is now running a resort on the coast of Washi...
  • 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...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 rounded up!You guys, I LOVED Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd! This is an action-packed, ominous book and it deserves to be read! Dead Girl Running focuses on a woman named Kellen Adams and a remote resort in Washington state called Yearning Sands Resort. Soon after Kellan takes a job as assistant resort manager at Yearning Sands, a dead body is found on the property while the owners of the resort are gone leaving Kellen c...
  • Jessica
    I received this book for free from the publisher (Harlequin) as part of their bookstagram publicity campaign. I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4. I always have a hard time with rating thrillers. I’m pickier with them than with other genres, and I usually end up rating them somewhere in the middle which is exactly what happened with this book (hence my 3.5 stars).I loved how the book started off. The opening chapter was really good ...
  • Kendall
    This was my first experience from Christina Dodd. I'm not usually a fan of romance and I felt that this would have been a stronger book if some of the romance was taken out.It was an enjoyable read for the most part but I felt like there were some aspects that were very unrealistic to me. The way that some of the information was presented in the book was a tad bit like reading cliff notes or like a police report. Ehh. this was a tad annoying to m...
  • Cheri
    Wow! This is my first CD book. Anita recommended it to me and I loved it! The story does go back and forth from one part of the h's life to another, but with good reason. I never guessed who the main villain was nor did I expect the big reveal at the end. Leaving us with a cliffhanger and anxious to read the next in this series.
  • Caz
    I've given this a D+ at AAR, so that's 2.5 stars.I enjoy a good mystery or romantic suspense novel and have been lucky enough to find some fantastically good authors in the genre who are now on my ‘must read’ list.  I’m always on the look-out for the next addition, so I eagerly picked up Christina Dodd’s Dead Girl Running, the first book in her new Cape Charade series, hoping for an intense, exciting and complex read – aaaaaand, well...
  • Tammy
    Very compelling with lots of mystery going on.Kellen is running from a year she can't remember + from a husband she prays is dead. She moves to hide away and starts a new job as an asst. manager of a vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast. While trying to stay hidden she discovers a woman's mutilated body and she then begins investigating first one murder and then another. Enjoyable, I’m looking forward to the 2nd in this new series! 4 ☆
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.I have read a lot of Christina Dodd's books, she is an auto read for me and I love her stuff. This is a spin-off of the Bella Terra and Virtue Falls series, sort of. She is one of those authors that I don't read the blurb. I wanted to be surprised as I read the book and I was absolutely blown away by this book.Unique, inventive,...
  • BleuBelle
    I'm in a reading slump right now. This one was another fail for me. DNF Chapter 15.Spoilers ahead:I already didn't care for the prologue. And that's a bad sign.I did no like Kellen. She, the former Cecilia, was responsible for the death of her causing the real Kellen. Only because she didn’t want to tell her about her real abuse, about how her husband killed her unborn baby and nearly herself. How he would never let her go. And then she leaves ...
  • Zoe
    Perilous, twisty, and sophisticated!Dead Girl Running is the first novel in a new series by Dodd that introduces us to Kellen Adams, a skilled, determined young woman with a past rife with secrets, violence, and memory loss and a present filled with stolen artifacts, ruthless smugglers, and dead bodies.The writing style is intricate and intense. The characters, including the hardworking, scarred heroine are multi-layered and mysterious. And the p...
  • Alissa
    The story had some promising leads but soon it unraveled into a shambles. The narrative style didn't click with me because I'm not a fan of forced dialogues as a device to feed information and the author laid it thick throughout, conspicuously producing a tale that never moves on its own. Even when not providing background or explaining characters’ traits (because this book is a clear-cut example of all telling and no showing) the dialogues wer...
  • Chris Conley
    Christina Dodd did it again. Created a woman character who is complex, smart, strong, weak, amazing. Kellen’s story has just begun and, wow!, what a beginning!!
  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    Wow! I love Ms. Dodd's books. I loved the characters in this book (actually I like the characters in most of Ms. Dodd's books). She creates unique and authentic characters and seldom relies on stereotypes. The plot was really good and I had a hard time putting it down to go to sleep. Will definitely be continuing this series.
  • Carolyn
    Goodness! There was a LOT going on here; however, it was excellent. I never saw the big reveal coming! Great beginning to a new series. Looking forward to the next book.
  • Gerry Bartlett
    I've always been a Christina Dodd fan and loved the Virtue Falls series. Now we are at another resort on the gloomy Pacific Coast. Kellen has a wound on her forehead and is missing a year of her life. We also know an employee of the resort witnessed smuggling in the cove and finds a severed hand. Chilling. When she goes missing, we hope she managed to get away. Kellen arrives at the resort to train as the new manager. She has a military backgroun...
  • 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.
  • Lisa Morrow
    I subscribed to "My Book Box," a monthly subscription which sends me two books a month. I received "Dead Girl Running" this month. I might not have read it, otherwise. This was a superb thriller, which kept me biting my nails! The book wraps up with a poignant ending. GREAT READ!
  • Jacqueline Lam
    Intriguing mystery! Already anticipating the next 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...
  • 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!
  • Kimberly
    Reviewed for Wit and Sin Everyone has secrets and no one knows that better than Kellen Adams. To say that her life has been turned upside down more than once would be an understatement. But Kellen is a survivor. And for the first time in longer than she can remember, she has a shot at finding home when she takes the job of assistant manager at the Yearning Sands resort. Only on the very day that her bosses leave on vacation a dead body appears o...
  • Susan Lauer
    I am a longtime fan of Christina Dodd's historicals -- I'm pretty sure I've read them all -- but I've only read a few books from her several contemporary series. I was given the opportunity to read Dead Girl Running, the first book in her new Cape Charade series, which has characters from both the Virtue Falls and Bella Terra universes. However, the book can be read as a standalone story, and you don't miss anything if you haven't read the others...
  • 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...
  • Janet Robel
    OMG! This book was awesome! Ms. Dodd manages to pull off the impossible by outdoing herself with each story. I loved this one so much that I tried to savor the chapters instead of plowing through. I really wanted it to last. The first book in the Cape Charade series had me holding my breath and desperate to know more of Kellan's backstory as it was revealed. It's a great set up for book two. Everyone seems to be suspicious and hiding something wh...
  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    Review to come
  • 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!!!
  • Kate Olson
    Thanks to the publisher for this review copy!I was invested enough in this story to overlook SO many things that just made me shake my head in was campy and a little ridiculous but I read the whole thing and don’t figure out the “who done it” before it was revealed. Not sure why it is marketed as romantic suspense though?? Virtually no real romance!
  • Aisling
    The blurb for this caught my attention: " I have three confessions to make..." and for the most part this delivered. The lead character is interesting, likable, sympathetic (and --yay--a capable woman) and has a murky past. After escaping an abusive marriage she ends up on the streets and is unable to recall what happened to her for one year. Now she is working at a remote resort when trouble arises and she has to use her military training and wi...
  • 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 ...