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Virtue Falls (Virtue Falls, Book 1) by Christina Dodd

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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 Elizabeth and Garik examine, stirring outdated darkish and lethal resentments that can impress one other bloody murder-- Elizabeth's own.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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She caught the faintest whiff of leather on his warm puppy breath. “Aren’t you cute? ” Simon snarled it. “An escape artist who doesn’t sleep. If I take my eye off him for two minutes, he eats something or breaks something or finds the most inappropriate place to relieve himself. ” She snuggled the pup. ” Simon shot a look at the dog that didn’t speak of returning sloppy kisses. ” “Very appropriate. ” She crouched down with him, then signaled her dogs to release. As they trotted over, she set the puppy on the ground.

Revived, rested, fascinated with everything, Hugh talked nonstop. Amused, Fiona let him ramble and dreamed of a vat of coffee, an enormous burger and a gallon bucket of fries. When she spotted the house through the trees, she dug out another gear and quickened her pace. They’d barely cleared the line when Rosie and Devin ran out of the house. Fiona crouched. “Off you go, Hugh. ” She stayed down, slung her arm around Peck, whose entire body wagged with joy. “Yeah,” she murmured to him as Devin beat his wife by a couple lopes and snatched Hugh up.

Big hands, she noted, on the ends of long arms. Like the boots, the leather jacket he wore had some years on it. But the truck looked new. ” she called out, and he stopped frowning at the training area to turn toward her. ” His voice had an edge to it, not anger so much as that annoyance she read on his face. Behind her Bogart gave a little whine. ” She stepped off the porch as he started toward her, watched his gaze skim over her three guardians. ” His eyes, tawny, like warm, deeply steeped tea, shifted back to her.

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