Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Review: Wrong Alibi by Christina Dodd (Blog Tour)


About the Book

Author: Christina Dodd 
ISBN: 9781335080820
Publication Date: December 29, 2020
Publisher: HQN Books

Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd delivers an all-new thriller, featuring a bold and brash female protagonist.

Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Jones lands a job in small-town Alaska, working for a man in his isolated mountain home. But her bright hopes for the future are shattered when Donald White disappears, leaving her to face charges of theft, embezzlement—and a brutal double murder. Her protestations of innocence count for nothing. Convicted, she faces life in prison…until fate sends her on the run.

Evie's escape leaves her scarred and in hiding, isolated from her family, working under an alias at a wilderness camp. Bent on justice, intent on recovering her life, she searches for the killer who slaughters without remorse.

At last, the day comes. Donald White has returned. Evie emerges from hiding; the fugitive becomes the hunter. But in her mind, she hears the whisper of other forces at work. Now Evelyn must untangle the threads of evidence before she’s once again found with blood on her hands: the blood of her own family...

My Review

At 18 years old, Evelyn Jones gets a job in a small town in Alaska. She’s hoping to turn her life around and eventually be reunited with her family. The job and her boss, Donald White, are perfect - although he does have some odd ways about him. Evelyn quickly learns that something that seems too good to be true, usually is. Donald disappears leaving Evelyn looking like a thief, embezzler and worst of all - a murderer with two victims. She is convicted and sent to jail for a crime she did not do.

Ten years later, her fate changes. Evelyn is able to escape and change her name. She gets a new job isolated from anyone who knows her. When Donald once again turns up, Evelyn is out for revenge and to clear her name. However, he’s not that easy to trap.

This book kept me hooked from the start. There were many different twists and turns along the way to keep me guessing and captivated.

My heart went out to Evelyn since she is on her own through most of the book. It is hard to know who Evelyn could trust. I suspected everyone of ulterior motives.Then, some romance comes into her life but she couldn’t trust that either.

This is one of those books I couldn’t put down. I wanted to know how it was all going to turn out. It's more thriller than romantic suspense. Wrong Alibi is the first in a new series, Murder in Alaska. There isn’t a cliffhanger at the end, it’s all wrapped up in this book. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for us in the next book.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.



New York Times bestselling author 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). Her fifty-eight books have been called "scary, sexy, and smartly written" by Booklist and, much to her mother's delight, Dodd was once a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle. Enter Christina’s worlds and join her mailing list at www.christinadodd.com.



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