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What Doesn't Kill Her - Christina Dodd (2019)


This is the second book featuring Kellen Adams, a young woman who woke up without her memory after a year in a coma, joined the army, went to Afghanistan for six years and went back to work as an assistant manager in a resort in the state of Washington. It's here that she finds out that she has a seven-year-old daughter.
This second book picks up after Kellen finds out about her daughter and we see her trying to bond with her, trying to be a mother, while at the same time figuring out her feelings for Max, her daughter's father. Once again, she also finds herself in the wilderness chased by killers and thieves.
Although I couldn't really get into Dead Girl Running, the first novel in the series, I was really curious to see what would happen next and I wasn't disappointed because I found this story intriguing and captivating. There is never a dull moment in Kellen's life but she is such a clever and kick-ass woman and she faces any problem that comes her way. There is a lot of suspense but also a lot of romanticism as we see her relationship with Max develop. Now, I am really looking forward to reading book number 3! (NP) 8/10



Dead Girl Running - Christina Dodd (2018)


Kellen Adams is a former military person who did multiple tours in Afghanistan. After being honorably discharged, she finds a job as assistant manager at the Yearning Sands resort in the State of Washington. Taking advantage of the winter season and the few guests, the owners of the resort, Annie and Leo Di Luca, go on vacation and leave Kellen in charge. But things don't go as smoothly as expected, as a body turns up, the hotel is involved in the smuggling of artefacts, and Kellen's past is finally catching up with her. And in all of this, Kellen doesn't know who she can't trust.
I liked the character of Kellen, she is smart, determined, and keeps a file in her head of everyone she meets. Although I liked the main character, I couldn't completely get into the story. I think that a few things were revealed too quickly and some questions were left unanswered. Despite this, the plot is dark and still intriguing and there are a few twists that keep you on edge. (NP) 7/10



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