Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd: Review

Posted August 13, 2016 in review Tags:

Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd: ReviewObsession Falls by Christina Dodd
Pages: 392

Series: Virtue Falls #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Narrator: January LaVoy
Also in this series: Virtue Falls, The Woman Who Couldn't Scream
Also by this author: Virtue Falls, The Woman Who Couldn't Scream, Wrong Alibi
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In Obsession Falls, New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd returns to the town of Virtue Falls, Washington-an idyllic place on the surface, but one that holds close its secrets...
When Taylor Summers witnesses the death threat to a young boy, she does the only thing she can do-she sacrifices herself to distract the killers. Her reward is a life in ruins, on the run in the wilderness, barely surviving a bitter winter and the even more bitter knowledge she has lost everything: her career, her reputation, her identity. She finds refuge in Virtue Falls, and there comes face to face with the knowledge that, to live her life again, she must enlist the help of the man who does not trust her to defeat the man who would destroy her.
She's being hunted, but it's time to turn the tables....

Obsession Falls
Christina Dodd

Obsession Falls introduces us to Taylor Summers/Summer Leigh and her CRAZY fight to stay alive. She witnesses an attempted murder of a child and her life suddenly takes a major turn. Accused of the crime, she is forced to try and survive in the Saw Tooth mountains during winter. Part 1 and 2 of the book deal with her flight from the kidnappers and her attempt to survive. Even with her attempts to live, she manages to get sucked back into more danger. On the run again, she eventually ends up in Virtue Falls. Kateri and Rainbow help her and she reinvents herself as Summer Leigh. Just when she gets into a routine, she is discovered.

I will say that the first 1/2 of the book is her trying to survive. Its fascinating reading, which I didn’t expect. I found the people she meets really interesting and even though they are only minor roles in her life, they are well written and you are always wondering if they will play a part later on! Dodd does a great job with red herrings!

There isn’t really a ‘romance’ here. By about 70% mark, there are 2 men. One is obviously the bad guy, but Summer has some very confused feelings when it comes to him. And the ‘good guy’ manages to screw up royally at one point. Its certainly not romantic! However, I still really, really enjoyed it!

I must say, Dodd has a way of writing that sucks you in before you even realize it has happened. She layers a story so well you can’t see the forest through the trees until she wants you to see it! It really is quite amazing.

Just like Virtue Falls, the narrator of Obsession Falls did a wonderful job! Sometimes, the way she performed Kennedy’s voice bothered me, but it was very minor.

  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: mortal peril
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: Standalone
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

Deep Dark by Laura Griffin, The Obsession by Nora Roberts, Cold Hearted by Toni Anderson…then you will probably like Obsession Falls!

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About Christina Dodd

Readers become writers, and Christina Dodd has always been a reader. She reads everything, but because she loves humor, she likes romance best.

A woman wants things like world peace, a clean house, and a deep and meaningful relationship based on mutual understanding and love. A man wants things like a Craftsman router with attachments, undisputed control of the TV remote, and a red Corvette which will miraculously make his bald spot disappear. So when Christina's first daughter was born, she told her husband she was going to quit work and write a book. It was a good time to start a new career, because how much trouble could one little infant be?

Ha! It took ten years, two children and three completed manuscripts before her first novel, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, was published. In the twenty-three years since, her novels have been translated into 25 languages, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Christina Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle (11/18/05, # 13 Down: Romance Novelist named Christina — her mother was very impressed.) With more than 15 million of her books in print, Publishers Weekly praises her style that 'showcases Dodd's easy, addictive charm and steamy storytelling.'

Christina Dodd is married to a man with all his hair and no Corvette, but many Craftsman tools.

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