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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Woman Who Couldn't Scream by Christina Dodd- Feature and Review


From the New York Times bestselling author comes the fourth novel of suspense taking place in Virtue Falls, Washington.

Beautiful Merida is married to a wealthy older man who takes her around the world as his trophy. Merida is everything a man could want. But a traumatic accident years before left her without the ability to speak. When her husband dies, she knows it's her chance to exact revenge on those responsible for her accident—and that vengeance begins in Virtue Falls. Reinventing herself, she slips into village life, biding her time. But someone knows exactly who she is and will use this chance to finish what was started years ago. And this time an accident for Merida will mean silencing her forever.



The Woman Who Couldn't Scream (Virtue Falls #4)The Woman Who Couldn't Scream by Christina Dodd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream by Christina Dodd is a 2017 St. Martin’s Press publication.

Because the third installment was so awesome, I a little nervous going into this one, but I needn’t have worried. The momentum carried over to this latest installment… and then some!

Merida, is beautiful, but can not speak. After the death of her obsessive husband, she is also rich- so she
returns to Virtue Falls with one thing in mind- revenge.

But, her plans go off the rails when several women are slashed to death, and her old lover recognizes her and as fate would have it, her old friend, Kateri is the sheriff.

Meanwhile, Kateri’s half sister arrives in Virtue Falls looking for the strange package Kateri’s deceased father sent her, believing it holds something very valuable. But, Kateri is busy hunting down the man who shot Rainbow and the person who is killing women in Virtue Falls, and attempting to understand her complicated relationship with Stag.

I do believe this series gets better as it goes along. Merida is a real mystery and her past is riddled with extreme pain, physically and emotionally. What is the history between her and the wealthy Benedict? Why is she seeking revenge against him? This is a very interesting and intense part of the story, and I loved how it all came together. Whew! Good stuff!

I have also enjoyed getting to know Kateri, and I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but I also love, love, love her dog, Lacey!!

In this installment, Kateri really gets to show off her law enforcement skills, more so than usual, and proves once and for all she is the right person for the job, while she also deals with a host of personal issues, as well as the Frog God, which is always very interesting.

While each book in the series has been suspenseful, this one has a slightly darker edge to it, and fit more into a traditional format than the previous installments, and I thought it worked out wonderfully.

This is yet another outstanding installment in this series! Romantic suspense fans will love this one!!

Thank you, Goodreads, Christina Dodd, and St. Martin’s Press for providing me a copy of this terrific novel!!





Go to Christina's home page for her, "Books by Series and In Order," page and her printable book list sorted by genre, series and in order. Join Christina's mailing list for updates! http://christinadodd.com

Upcoming Titles:
DEAD GIRL RUNNING: Cape Charade Full-Length Thriller, a Virtue Falls series spin-off

Out now!
—THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM: Virtue Falls Full-length Suspense #4 in hardcover and ebook (Amazon Best of September, Library Journal Starred Review, RT Book Reviews Top Pick)
— THE WATCHER: A Virtue Falls Short Story starring Sheriff Kateri Kwinault
—BECAUSE I'M WATCHING: Virtue Falls Full-length Suspense #3 (2016 Amazon Best of Romance, #1 Amazon Romance of September, Kirkus starred review, Booklist starred review and Best of 2016, Library Journal starred review, RT Book Reviews Top Pick.) Readers' Group Discussion Questions available on Christina Dodd's website.
—A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT: Stories of Virtue Falls, a compilation of the previously published Virtue Falls short stories with new extras from the Virtue Falls books (deleted scenes, the alternate ending of OBSESSION FALLS, Readers' Guides.)

New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd writes “Edge-of-the-seat suspense.” —(Iris Johansen) with “brilliantly etched characters, polished writing, and unexpected flashes of sharp humor that are pure Dodd.” (ALA Booklist) Follow Christina on Amazon to receive notices about her upcoming and new releases, and join her mailing list at christinadodd.com for entertaining newsletters, book news and contests. THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM (September 5) is next in the Virtue Falls series; RT Book Reviews calls it, "The Payoff Kateri Fans have been Waiting For," (top pick) and ALA Booklist says, a "Sexy, compulsively readable tale of romantic suspense.” Her current thriller, BECAUSE I'M WATCHING, is an Amazon Best Book of 2016, a Booklist Best Book of 2016, and a Top Pick for RT Book Reviews, with a starred Kirkus review ("Another Virtue Falls winner!") and a starred Library Journal review. Christina's fifty+ novels have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, won the Golden Heart and RITA Awards, and been called the year's best by Library Journal and Booklist. Much to her mother's delight, Dodd has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle. And let us not forget the infamous three armed cover… You can find more information on her website, ChristinaDodd.com


  1. Replies
    1. The whole series is very solid. This one was one of the best! Thank you for stopping by The Book Review!!


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