Winning Reviews for DEAD GIRL RUNNING


“Dead Girl Running is the perfect book for fans of The Girl on the Train.”–Parade Magazine

“Complex, intense, and engrossing, this riveting romantic thriller has a chilling gothic touch and just enough red herrings and twists to keep readers on edge.—Library Journal *starred* review for DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

This murder mystery is the perfect pairing for a glass of wine and a kid-free night.— Working Mother Magazine

“You can always count on the ingenious mind of Christina Dodd to deliver fascinating, unusual & highly intriguing stories.”—RT Book Reviews Top Pick for DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

“If you’re still obsessing over Girl on the Train, Dodd’s new release will be your new addiction.”–Brit+Co Magazine about DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

“Readers who enjoy Nora Roberts will devour Dodd’s electrifying novels.” -Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author about DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

“Disgruntled employees, picky guests, unreliable vendors—Kellen Adams, assistant manager of the Yearning Sands resort, can handle any of those issues without breaking a sweat, but a corpse is something different. … No one does high-stakes, high-voltage suspense quite like Dodd, and her latest flawlessly written novel is another guaranteed keep-the-lights-on-late read. From the unforgettable heroine with a past to the incisively etched cast of secondary characters to the brilliantly imaginative plot, Dodd is at her most wildly entertaining, wickedly witty best.” — DEAD GIRL RUNNING *Starred* Review from Booklist, the official magazine for the American Library Association.

“A series of twists and turns lead to a surprising ending…Dodd does a masterly job of maintaining suspense.”—Publishers’Weekly DEAD GIRL RUNNING

Trade Paperback: Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million
eBook: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, KoboGooglePlay
Hardcover:  AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million

A note from Christina Dodd: Not that I object to DEAD GIRL RUNNING being mentioned in the same breath (twice!) as an eye-popping suspense bestseller, but with all due respect to everyone who loved GIRL ON THE TRAIN, I would like to point out that my all characters are likable, even the villains. Maybe especially the villains.

I hope you enjoy DEAD GIRL RUNNING!

Get your autographed copy of DEAD GIRL RUNNING in the mail!

If you’re not near an autographing and would like to order a personalized, autographed copy of DEAD GIRL RUNNINGcall Page 2 Books at 206-248-7248 or order online. I’ve worked with this bookstore for several books (many of you already know them) and they are friendly, efficient and reliable. I’ll sign the books early, they’ll ship them out and there’s a good chance you’ll have DEAD GIRL RUNNING in your hands on April 24, the publication date. Do it now, so they’ll order enough books! 206-248-7248 or online.

You can ask Page 2 to order any of my books, paranormalhistorical or contemporary suspense, I’ll gladly sign them, and they’ll ship include them in the shipping.

My printable book list sorted by genre/series/in order.
Here’s my, “Books by Series and in Order,” page.

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM now out in paperback/reduced e-book prices

“Noooo!” I screamed. “I finished it, I finished it!” In one day. I couldn’t put down “The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream.” — Goodreads review for THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM is now out in paperback with reduced e-book prices! Get it at your favorite bookstore or:

You’ll enjoy my video reaction to the first WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM paperback, and the bonus excerpt of DEAD GIRL RUNNING included. Lovely!

Parade Magazine about DEAD GIRL RUNNING, “The perfect book for fans of Girl on the Train.”

“Kellen Adams is still haunted by the mysterious past she can’t seem to remember, but she’ll soon discover that her escape to a remote resort won’t give her the clarity she needs as guests start showing up dead on the property. Dead Girl Running is the perfect book for fans of The Girl on the Train.”—Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine included DEAD GIRL RUNNING  on their, “20 must-have books for your spring reading list.” Good timing, since Amazon, Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble have put the trade paperback on pre-order sale for 20% off! Grab it now; who knows how long the sales will last?

DEAD GIRL RUNNING (out April 24, 2018; pre-order now!)
Trade Paperback: Amazon,Barnes and NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million
eBook: KindleNook, iBooks, Kobo, GooglePlay
Hardcover: AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million
Audiobook: Audible (iBook audio link to come)


My publisher, HQN Books, made a DEAD GIRL RUNNING book trailer, like a movie trailer only… well, you know. It’s brilliant andmoving and shows you the kind of journey you’re going to take with Kellen Adams in DEAD GIRL RUNNING. Take 51 seconds and watch.

Then take this quick survey and tell us your opinion. What do you think? Does it make you feel as if you’re walking in her shoes? Do you never watch book videos? My publisher is very interested in your response, and so am I. Thank you!

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Autographing Photos!

Chatting with one of my dear librarians!

Thank you to all the librarians at the American Library Association in Denver for welcoming me so kindly! We chatted, I autographed 72 DEAD GIRL RUNNING advanced reading copies in 45 minutes, and gave out Cape Charade lavender sachets. We ran out of arcs except for the one last display copy. I visited the restroom and when I came back, a woman was standing there lamenting that she’d missed me. One of my team reached for the display copy. The other one said, “Christina Dodd is standing right behind you.” Of course, I hugged that darling woman for making me feel so good and I signed that last copy to her…
Also…bears. Yes, ALA is fun in many different ways!

Here are some of the photos from the signing. (Scroll down for me posing with the giant poster for DEAD GIRL RUNNING.)


I hope someday to sign a book for you, too! Just in case, here’s the current autographing schedule, with new events being added every week. There’s no telling where I’ll pop up — or who will be with me! (Hint: JAK and SEP.) You can keep an eye on the website or (better) join my newsletter! I’m incredibly chatty, tell silly jokes, and my big contest is coming up soon. Join!

I had to post with the *giant* DEAD GIRL RUNNING poster!

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM RT Book Reviews Award Finalist!

RT Book Reviews called THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, “The payoff Kateri fans have been waiting for!” Now they’ve declared it on of six finalists for their 2017 Award! The review says, in part, “Remarkable storyteller Dodd returns for a new installment in her dangerously thrilling Virtue Falls series. In the previous books of the series, readers were treated to pieces of the amazing evolution of Kateri Kwinault, now the newly elected sheriff of Virtue Falls. This book is the payoff Kateri fans have been waiting for, as Dodd weaves together the story of two women who have faced death and come out stronger and more determined. This book is a fantastic blend of vengeance, mystery, passion and murder!” READ THE WHOLE REVIEW. 

Here’s the whole list of finalists. Warning! Viewing this could ruin your book budget!

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM is also one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2017, with a Library Journal starred review that called it, “Another stunner.” I’d keep bragging, but you know how modest I am… (Oh, stop laughing!) (If you really want to know, you can find more braggy tidbits in my newsletters and other news articles.)

Hardcover: Books-a-MillionBarnes & Noble, Amazon
Ebook: KindleNookKoboiBooks, GooglePlay
Audiobook: iBooksAudible audiobook,

Waiting for the paperback release? That will be March 27, and at that time, the ebook price will drop, too.

Thank you to everyone who has bought and enjoyed the whole Virtue Falls series. I’ve never had so many fabulous reviews, reader comments, and word of mouth, and I’m thrilled and excited that you’ve embraced the books so excitedly!

To keep up to date, please join my mailing list.Want a “Books by Series and in Order” page? It’s here.
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My Virgin Podcast!

The Not Boring Book Show asked me to be a guest, it was my first podcast. and I confess, I was nervous. Would I be witty? Intelligent?

The roof is on!

Remember important facts…like my name?

It’s definitely not boring! The hosts, Stacy and Angela, are entertaining and funny, they asked great questions, and we ended up cackling about the treehouse, the three-armed cover, and my absolute idiocy when I started writing (I started right after I gave birth to our first daughter, because, “How much trouble can one little baby be?”) We discussed details about how I wrote THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM and they gasped about DEAD GIRL RUNNING (very satisfying for me!) The hosts and I even got serious about my readers and how words and stories bind us and guide us. I hope you enjoy! 

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As you know, RitterDog is a fan of audio books. He listens to relax (he’s an expert at relaxing), and loves the Virtue Falls series. Of course, he insists on telling people he’s my ghost writer… 


Listen free or download the first chapter of THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM here.


Want to know more about Ritter? Read Christina Dodd and Ritter the (Almost) Assistance Dog here.


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Want the printable booklist sorted by genre/series/in order? It’s here.


Amazon Best of the Year: THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM!

Wallet Warning! THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM is on Amazon’s Best of the Year list! When you look at this list, your wallet with scream (with joy!) Twenty. Great. Books. And yes, you remember correctly — last year BECAUSE I’M WATCHING (now available in paperback) was also one of Amazon’s Best of the Year. When I wrote the Amazon editor to thank her, she said, “Thank YOU—marvelous books like yours is what makes the world a better place.”

What did I do to celebrate? Let me put it this way — it’s hard to write the next book with fingers sticky from the caramel corn!

You can get THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM at your favorite bookstore or:

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Want more Virtue Falls? Here’s the series page featuring all full-length thrillers and quirky short stories; hover your pointer over each cover to get the position in the series, click on each cover to read an excerpt.

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