Virtue Falls (Virtue Falls, Book 1) by Christina Dodd
By Christina Dodd
Blockbuster bestselling writer Christina Dodd promises a singular that might depart readers breathlessly turning the pages during this "stunning paintings of poser, chance, and romance."
Twenty-three years in the past, within the remoted coastal city of advantage Falls, Washington, 4 12 months previous Elizabeth Banner witnessed her mother's brutal homicide. Elizabeth's father was once convicted of killing Misty and sentenced to felony. Elizabeth grew from a solitary baby to a stunning girl with a funky medical mind and an instinctive mistrust of affection. Now Elizabeth is again in advantage Falls, a geologist like her father, her lifestyles guided through common sense and evidence. yet not anything can help her throughout the emotional chaos that follows the go back of her ex-husband, Garik Jacobsen, an FBI agent on probation and tortured by way of the guilt of his earlier deeds. Nor can it support her care for her father, now afflicted with Alzheimer's and haunted by way of Misty's ghost. while a big earthquake finds long-concealed secrets and techniques, Elizabeth quickly discovers her father is blameless. Is the killer nonetheless at huge, stalking ever in the direction of the single witness to Misty's homicide? To Elizabeth herself? Elizabeth and Garik examine, stirring outdated darkish and lethal resentments that can impress one other bloody murder-- Elizabeth's own.
VIRTUE FALLS is the winner of the coveted RT booklet stories Award. Read the series:#1 THE LISTENER: A advantage Falls brief story#2 VIRTUE FALLS: The First Virtue Falls Full-Length Suspense#3 THE family: A advantage Falls brief story#4 OBSESSION FALLS: The Second Virtue Falls Full-Length Suspense
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