"Dead Girl Running" was a crazy read. It started out slow but it picked up and I was drawn in. Kellen is a very interesting character and the author did a very good job staying with the story and inputting flash backs. When you really think about it there are three different stories in one going on but it all flows together to make a great read.
Kellen’s ‘gift’ was intriguing and I found her first character assessment/meeting with Mara funny as I don't know what. To be able to look at someone and just have all that knowledge in your head, fascinating. She's so strong and has overcome so much, I truly admired her. She could have hid from the world and in a sense she kinda did. The resort was her safe haven and when something threatened that sense of safety, she took it into her own hands to find out what’s going on.
There were so many characters that are involved in this book and it could have easily ended up a great mess but it didn't. The plot(s) were clear and when it all came together you will be stunned and shake your head in disbelief. I recommend this thought changing read.
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 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 murder...then another.
Now every guest 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?