The New York Times–bestselling author “is at her most wildly entertaining, wickedly witty best” in this edgy novel of memory and murder (Booklist, starred review).
I have three confessions to make:
1. I’ve got the scar of a 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.
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 a previous head injury and amnesia that leaves her unsure of her own past, could the killer be staring her in the face?
“A series of twists and turns lead to a surprise ending . . . Dodd does a masterly job of maintaining suspense.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Dodd] brings her typical intelligence and inventiveness to the plot . . . vivid, creative.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Her signature style—edgy, intense, twisty, emotional—leaves you breathless from first page to last. Readers who enjoy Nora Roberts will devour Dodd’s electrifying novels.” —Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times–bestselling author of Sleep No More