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
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 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 »Kind of… Not in that it will be continued in another book, but sort of left…open. « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »You think so, and you get this epilogue, but then even the epilogue gives you great pause! « Hide Spoiler