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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Wrong Alibi by Christina Dodd

Wrong Alibi
by Christina Dodd

Thank you to HQN for this review copy!

Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: December 29, 2020
384 Pages
Series: Murder in Alaska #1
Genre: Thriller

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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.


Evelyn’s escape leaves her scarred and in hiding, isolated from her family, working under an alias at a wilderness camp. Bent on vengeance, intent on recovering her life, she bides her time, patiently searching for the man who took everything from her.


At last, the day comes. Donald White has returned. Evelyn 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:

Hmmmm... I rarely read a book as soon as I get it.  I've read the synopsis (maybe) and then set it aside while I continually struggle ( to keep up with my TBR.  So when I finally get to a read, I rarely reread the synopsis.  If I have it, I clearly wanted to read it so.... I go in without knowing what I'm gonna find and I LOVE it. SURPRISE!  For SOME reason, after the first few chapters, I decided to flip the script and read the synopsis.  I really wish I hadn't because it basically tells you the entire story and you're pretty sure you know how it's going to end.  LE SIGH.

Now, it's true that sometimes it's about the journey but I wish the synopsis had been a bit more vague. I think it would've made my reading experience that more enjoyable.  HOWEVER, I really was addicted from the get go and was fully invested in Evie.  There's a lot going on in this read.  I appreciate the more plot-driven aspect of this... especially as a first-in-a-series.  And we get a bit of a fast forwarded look of Evie's past up to where the first chapter brings us... ish.  I know I'm not making much sense here but I hope you're picking up what I'm laying down.

Even when things seemed a bit wonky, I didn't care because I appreciated all the action and was rooting for Evie the entire way. She has been through the ringer and I applaud her coming out the other end. Maybe now that I know Evie, I can relax into the storyline at whatever pace it is for book two... because yes, I'm going to need to see what happens. And I'm especially curious because this doesn't leave a cliffhanger (thankfully) so there's curiosity about which direction Dodd will take us with these characters.  I liked meeting Zone but if I'm honest,  my favorite character is Jeen Lee. ❤



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

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