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Virtue Falls

Virtue Falls

A Novel

The Virtue Falls Series (Volume 1)

Christina Dodd

St. Martin's Press

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Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four year old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke in another bloody murder—her own—in this riveting novel from bestselling author Christina Dodd.

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CHAPTER ONE



Virtue Falls, Washington State
August 14
6:15 p.m.

If Elizabeth Banner noticed the interest with which the townspeople talked about her in low tones behind her...

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Praise for Virtue Falls

“Edge of the seat suspense and fascinating premise. Couldn't put it down. My kind of thriller!” —Iris Johansen

“Tight, edgy, and compelling, Virtue Falls redefines the romantic thriller. This is my favorite kind of suspense... I loved it. Fans of Nora Roberts will devour Virtue Falls.” —Jayne Ann Krentz

“Compulsively readable...I love all the characters, all the stories, and the chilling violence that binds them all together.” —Elizabeth Lowell

“Dodd writes with power and passion—and always leaves me satisfied!” —J.R. Ward

“What an absolute thrill ride of a book! Sign me up for anything Christina Dodd writes.” —Karen Robards

“Romance star Dodd moves firmly into thriller territory, and a fascinating premise combined with a complex, layered plot, insightful characterization and agile storytelling make for a winning read. Intense and suspenseful, with touches of romance, humor and mysticism.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Dodd slowly ratchets up the suspense level to the breaking point, while introducing readers to the diverse and quirky characters who live in the small town, and Virtue Falls' claustrophobic atmosphere adds to the menacing sense of danger. With this nail-biting book, RITA Award-winning Dodd shifts the dial of her writing more to the suspense side, but the novel's sexy romantic core will still please her longtime fans.” —Booklist, starred review

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About the author

Christina Dodd

New York Times bestselling author CHRISTINA DODD builds worlds filled with suspense, romance and adventure and creates the most distinctive characters in fiction today. Her fifty novels have been translated into twenty-five languages, featured by Doubleday Book Club, recorded on Books on Tape for the Blind, won Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart and RITA Awards, and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle.

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