St. Martin’s Press Adventure/Mystery/Thriller
Christina Dodd’s heroine, Taylor Summers, is a tough-as-nails assertive woman who kicks butts and takes names, a new persona she is forced to develop after accidently witnessing a murder. She disappears into the deep wilderness and, thanks to visits from her ethereal, survivalist father to remind her of the training he gave her before died, coupled with the tricks she learned on her own, she manages to stay alive, barely. Hunted by a demon mastermind and his minions, Taylor moves from hunted to hunter, but it takes two-thirds of the book to get there. Her life seems to be kissed by an angel one minute and thrashed by the devil in the next. To Dodd’s credit, she is not diffident when it comes to delivering one of the most unexpected and horrific scenes with a protagonist that I’ve ever read and an unrelenting tension from beginning to end.
Review provided by Mahala Church for her column Barefoot Book Reviews for the Oct 2015 edition of The Book Breeze.