2022 Book Review: Dead Girl Running

Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd

A Mystery/Thriller, 2018 by HQN, 368 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Confusing at first … but I do think that was the point. You catch on pretty quickly to the idea even if you still feel like you have about a million questions.
  • A LOT of character names are thrown at you. All the guests of the resort are named, the staff are named, you have siblings and husbands … It’s a lot. I honestly started basically skimming names and hoping a hint would come to tell me who this was and if they were important. 
  • There’s a lot going on and it’s a bit hard to keep track of all the details. It almost seemed like we followed too many threads in too short a time. 
  • That ending didn’t work for me. It was too cheesy.
  • Content warning: abuse, death.

What I Did Like:

  • The mystery surrounding the main character’s background was satisfying. It’s well done, interesting, and multi-layered. 
  • Kellan is an interesting character. She’s relatable and realistic.

Who Should Read This One:

  • Readers who want to try thrillers without having something too scary might like this one. 

My Rating: 3 stars

  • I’d call this one thriller light. It’s not going to please die-hard readers of the genre but it’s got a lot going for it.

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