(E–pub New) [Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1] BY Christina Dodd


Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1

Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1 review Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB T and employee is a suspect Every friendly face a mask Every kind word a lie Kellen's driven to defend her job her friends and the place she's come to call home Yet she wonders with the scar of a gunshot on her forehead and amnesia that leaves her unsure of her own past could the killer be staring her in the face. I received this book for free from the publisher Harleuin as part of their bookstagram publicity campaign I give this book 35 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 35 starsI loved how the book started off The opening chapter was really good and helped set up the overall plot line well The succeeding chapters were a bit of an information dump You get the main character s backstory and get introduced to a ton of characters I had a hard time keeping up with all the characters and who they were The mystery was very interesting so I was eager to keep reading I found that I really enjoyed the writing style Christian Dodd is an excellent writer I had just finished reading a not that great chick lit book before picking up this book so the writing in this was a nice changeThe book kind of stalled a bit towards the middle but picked up tremendously towards the end There was a lot of action in the last 70 pages However there were some scenarios towards the end that didn t feel very realistic so I didn t love that The book does end in a slight cliffhanger so I am interested in reading the next bookOverall this was a well written thriller but it did have its flaws

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Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1 review Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB Sistant manager of a remote vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast There amid the towering storms and the lashing waves she hopes to find sanctuary But when she discovers a woman's dead and mutilated body she's soon trying to keep her own secrets while investigating first one murderthen another Now every gues. I ve given this a D at AAR so that s 25 starsI 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 let s just say I don t think I ll be adding Ms Dodd to that list of must read authors on the strength of it The book turned out to contain a myriad of hackneyed tropes and plot points and plot holes that made it seem as though the author had too many ideas and instead of undertaking some judicious pruning and concentrating on the one or two strongest ones decided to throw everything at the wall and see what stuck What we end up with is a classic base under siege type plot a too good to be true dull heroine a lot dare I say too many of barely two dimensional stereotypical secondary characters and writing so clich d in places that it made me wince or laugh which I m sure wasn t Ms Dodd s intentionKellen Adams was a captain in the army and served in Afghanistan before returning to the US She has recently taken up a position as assistant manager at the Cape Charade resort in coastal Washington state and is determined to make it her home When the resort owners the elderly Leo and Annie di Luca decide to take a holiday for the first time in ages they leave Kellen in charge confident in her ability to keep things running smoothly It s a uiet time of year there are not many guests booked in so it s just a case of keeping things ticking over until the di Lucas return That is until some decomposing human remains are discovered on the grounds which are identified as belonging to the previous assistant manager Priscilla Carter who disappeared without explanation less than six months earlier It s impossible to keep something like that a secret from the staff and guests and the atmosphere at the resort becomes one of fear and suspicion everyone is a suspect and Kellen isn t sure who she can trustWe learn early on that Kellen isn t actually who she says she is she s an abused wife whose husband tried to murder her and died in the attempt and who is still looking over her shoulder for any sign that her his family might be catching up with her She s also the survivor of a gunshot to the head something I found hard to credit which caused her to lose a year of her life she was in a coma for all that time and after waking up confused and fearful ran from the hospital and to an army recruiting office We re asked to believe the shot to the head is the reason she now has a uniue mental ability to acuire store process and recall information but I m still wondering how it didn t simply blow her brains out Whatever the case having both incredibly traumatic and dramatic events happen to the same person seemed to me to be taking things a bit too far I understand that this is the first book in a series but in spite of all the things that have happened to her Kellen is not a well defined or interesting character and I couldn t warm to her or find anything to draw me inThe same is true of the secondary characters of whom there are a lot they re poorly defined and stereotypical and there s no time for the author to flesh any of them out or give them actual personalities We ve got a former movie star an upbeat preppy personal trainer of the type you want to strangle a bitchy hostess who is bitter that she was passed over for Kellen s job an enigmatic though hot guest who says he s an author he isn t and a handful of Kellen s army buddies now employed at the resort and that s less than half the list There has to be a fairly large pool of suspects to make the identity of the villain hard to guess but given that there are no clues pointing to that person I can t see there was much of a point In any case the reveal comes out of the blue but not after Kellen jumps to a completely wrong conclusion as to his identity so fast it made me wonder if I d skipped a few pagesThe mystery plot concerning the smuggling of valuable artefacts off the coast near the resort is interesting and when the book concentrates solely on this aspect of the story it s a good read and I was eager to keep turning the pages But that doesn t really happen until well into the second half of the book and doesn t last for long after that we re back in the land of the clich d and utterly ridiculous which then culminates in a completely unbelievable plot twist that contradicts something explicitly stated earlier on in the bookI m not sure whether to categorise Dead Girl Running as mystery or romantic suspense because it doesn t really fit either If it s a mystery it s very simplistic and uite clumsily done if romantic suspense there s pretty much no romance and not much suspense so that doesn t fit either The writing is generally solid although there is a LOT of telling rather than showing and this is especially evident in the way we re shown Kellen s supposedly uniue mental ability working Whenever she meets someone we get a note card of what is supposedly going through her head which lists background data on that person and her feelings about them which is I suppose an easier way of disseminating that information than actually spending time on developing that character and letting the reader get to know them it smacks of lazy writingIn short Dead Girl Running is deader than a dead duck dead in the water Give it a miss and pick up something by Rachel Grant or Loreth Anne White instead

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Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1 review Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB I have three confessions to make1 I've got the scar of gunshot on my forehead2 I don't remember an entire year of my life3 My name is Kellen Adamsand that's half a lieGirl runningfrom 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 as. Another great thriller from the amazing Christina dodd Dead Girl running is a great suspense read with awesome characters and a great plot line It s main character kellen is so interesting and the way her mind works is cool as hell Their is a lot going on in this book and we don t know til almost the very end who s behind the killingbut as usually dodd is a master of anticipationand I love it Even after all these years dodd still knows how to get your attention and keep you interested

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1
  • Christina Dodd
  • English
  • 03 October 2020
  • 9781335144362

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    (E–pub New) [Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1] BY Christina Dodd Another great thriller from the amazing Christina dodd Dead Girl running is a great suspense read with awesome characters and a great plot line It's main character kellen is so interesting and the way her mind works is cool as hell Their is a lot going on in this book and we don't know til almost the very end who's behind the killin

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    Christina Dodd À 3 free read download É eBook or Kindle ePUB À Christina Dodd read Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1 I've given this a D at AAR so that's 25 starsI 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 comple

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    (E–pub New) [Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1] BY Christina Dodd Christina Dodd À 3 free read download É eBook or Kindle ePUB À Christina Dodd I received this book for free from the publisher Harleuin as part of their bookstagram publicity campaign I give this book 35 stars which rounds up to 4 I always have a hard time with rating thrillers I’m pickier with them

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    (E–pub New) [Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1] BY Christina Dodd download É eBook or Kindle ePUB À Christina Dodd 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 o

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    Christina Dodd À 3 free read download É eBook or Kindle ePUB À Christina Dodd read Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1 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

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    (E–pub New) [Dead Girl Running Cape Charade #1] BY Christina Dodd I'm in a reading slump right now This one was another fail for me DNF Chapter 15Spoilers aheadI already didn't care for the prologue And that's a bad signI did no like Kellen She the former Cecilia was responsible for the death of her Only because she didn’t want to tell her about her real abuse about how her

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