Wrong Alibi

Christina Dodd. HQN, $17.99 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-335-08082-0
At 18, Evie Jones, the heroine of this spine-tingling thriller from bestseller Dodd (What Doesn’t Kill Her), leaves a juvenile detention facility in California to reunite with her mother and sister in Rockin, Alaska, where Donald White hires her as a bookkeeper. A few days into the job, Donald vanishes, and Evie discovers the bodies of Michele Jameson and her son, Timothy, who sold the house to Donald, in his cellar. Wrongfully convicted of their murders, Evie is sentenced to 99 years in prison, but miraculously escapes after the prison bus she’s riding plummets into a mudslide. After having major reconstructive plastic surgery, Evie assumes a new identify and begins working at a fishing resort, but vows to find Donald and seek revenge. After years of searching online, she finally learns Donald’s back in Rockin. She returns to town, where she must protect her family as she unearths some secrets linked to the Jamesons’ deaths. A high level of suspense compensates for some abrupt transitions, like Evie hopping into bed with Michele’s widower. Dodd knows how to keep the pages turning. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. (Dec.)
Reviewed on : 10/01/2020
Release date: 12/29/2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Hardcover - 352 pages - 978-1-335-54959-4
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