Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Review: Wrong Alibi by Christina Dodd

Wrong Alibi
by Christina Dodd

Publisher: HQN
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  WRONG JOB

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…

Kritters Thoughts:  Evelyn Jones ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time and it sent her life spiraling and she vows that she will avenge all the things, so she can hopefully get back to the life she wants to live.  

Evelyn/Petie was an interesting character to follow.  During many parts of the book, I loved her point of view and was rooting for her.  The one part where I had to suspend my belief was her first interactions and then the brief time she was with Donald White - I felt as though her age at that time in the book, she was little more gullible and naive then I think she would/should have been, but in fiction, I can give a bit of a pass. 

I loved everything about this book and the plot minus ONE plot point.  I don't want to give too much away, but there was a bit of a love plot line that was thrown in a weird spot and affected the ending of the story and I just wished it wasn't in there and hadn't gone that way.  

With quite a backlist, this was my first Christina Dodd book and I am intrigued to dive into more of her backlist and follow more interesting main characters on adventures.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 133 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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