Obsession Falls

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Obsession Falls

The Virtue Falls Series, #2

This very twisty tale is full of tension, unexpected occurrences, and stark imagery. The heroine is a contradictory bundle of determination, ruthless courage, and self-effacement and the hero is…an odd bundle of characteristics—brilliant, obsessive, and blinded by his self-centeredness. There is a chilling amount of violence and evil permeating the story, on several levels, as there are secondary threads that ostensibly connect to a prior story set in Virtue Falls, which are not resolved within this story, but I certainly am interested in finding out what happens with many of the secondary characters involved. This tale starts with a bang and, amazingly, continues to escalate in tension until the final stomach-clenching battle.

I wasn’t thrilled by the relationship that develops between the main characters because it seems dysfunctional and inconsistent, and the heroine’s response to one particular event that occurs late in the story is uncomfortable and disturbing to me, and I have trouble appreciating the conflict that she feels. The odd segue into the framework for the final struggle between the opponents is abrupt, and although the premise is fascinating and the ending hair-raising, I was left with the somewhat uncomfortable feeling that this was a suspense story with very little romance, and not what I typically expect from this author. That being said, those who enjoy an action-packed, gritty tale and have strong stomachs will undoubtedly enjoy this story, but be advised that it’s definitely not a light, fluffy, happy-ever-after fairy tale!

“Obsession Falls” by Christina Dodd is a contemporary suspense thriller that centers around Taylor Summers, an artist who witnesses an attempt to murder a young boy and becomes embroiled in a series of events that reshape her entire life. Kennedy McManus becomes obsessed with finding the woman who saved his nephew’s life, but never imagines the underlying threat that may destroy everything he’s worked for. The two of them have to decide what is the true threat and what each wants, and their goals may be very far apart.

Book Blurb for Obsession Falls

Blockbuster bestselling author Christina Dodd delivers a novel that will leave readers breathlessly turning the pages in this "stunning work of mystery, danger, and romance."

Taylor Summers witnesses the death threat to a young boy, and 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....

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Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2015 4.25