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Nowhere to Run

(Stephanie Carovella #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  40 reviews
A dominatrix is murdered; her body displayed in a show of dominance. An actress is found dead beneath the Hollywood sign.

Stephanie Carovella left her career, her friends and her home town of Los Angeles, but she couldn't outrun the demons on her past. When she is lured back by the death of her best friend she enters a world where no one's safe.

As her deepest and darkest s
Kindle Edition, First edition, 434 pages
Published February 8th 2013 by Nina D'Angelo
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Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Right from the very first word Nowhere to Run is an absolute roller coaster ride!

Stephanie Carovella is an intriguing character. At first you're not sure whether to love or hate her but as you learn more about her, you understand her more, understand why she does what she does and find yourself definitely on her side, and most likely to react the same way she had if it was you. She's incredibly loyal and does everything she can to protect those she loves - and those characters are just as engag
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

a brilliant thriller with a taste of romance that kept me GRIPPED from start to finish !!!!!

Now I'm not usually a "thriller" book reader . But the synopsis for this book & the teaser I read had me ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT !!!
Let me tell u !!! No matter how great I thought that taste of the book was , it was NOTHING compared to how INCREDIBLE the book itself was. !!

I referred to this book as a mix between Jerry springer , friends & SVU :)

This book has an amazing
Paula  Phillips
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer - Due to below rating of the book , I need my readers to know that though I know Nina D'Angelo and have her as a close friend on Facebook. I am not being Bias, this is in fact an honest to god review as when It comes to books I am a fussy reader. If I can't get into a book in the first chapter- then stuff it, Im not continuing as there are so many wonderful other books to read and the second thing is I am a HUGE mystery/serial killer genre fan and therefore if a mystery or serial kill ...more
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Let me start by saying how excited I am that Heather has let me join Into the Night as a guest reviewer - I just hope I do her justice!

My first review is for Nowhere to Run by Nina D'Angelo - who happens to be a fellow Aussie (I almost feel like I need to declare a conflict of interest because that's
Tammy  Zautner
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first started reading Nowhere to Run, I was really intrigued by the plot line and its characters. I am not a huge suspense fan, so it was definitely a bit different read. Normally the only suspense I will read is Julie Garwood's series, so I am excited to say I stayed HOOKED the entire way through. It was a great mix of mystery and romance. Nina nailed it, she kept me invested in her characters and I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who did it pretty much until the end. Eve ...more
Casey Peeler
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
HOLY CRAPOLA! I THOUGHT MY HEART WAS GOING TO BEAT OUT OF MY CHEST!!!!! This book is not my typical hot man, bad boy romance! Instead it’s a book about murder, friendships, mystery, past, serial killer, BIG ASS TRAINGLE!

I started this book last week, but due to a family issue I had a hard time focusing. So, I put it down to get all my events for the week completed so I could focus on Nowhere to Run and Walking Disaster. Needless to say that on Monday night I picked it back up and didn’t put it d
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
She ran, but she couldn't hide forever... I loved this story! It kept you on the edge of your seat and kept you guessing right up to the very end. Don't worry, you will not get any spoilers in my review. There are lots of characters, most of the men want to or have slept with Stephanie Carovella - the heroine. While there is definitely sex in the story, this is a 100% mystery/thriller. And now a little about the story...

Stephanie has had a troubled past. She keeps it to herself, but wakes most n
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I haven't read a suspense novel in quite some time. Nina D'Angelo made me glad that I returned to my roots.

Nowhere To Run is definitely filled with suspense, some things you don't ever want to experience, and a little bit of romance mixed in there.

I love the way that Nina had me doubting just about everyone in this book. I don't know that there was ever a moment where I didn't question every single character's motives. To be able to instill that doubt into someone's head is just pure genius.

Jessica Ulman
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with the characters, the story and the ending of this book! Genius if you ask me! I loved how sassy, determined and super smart Stephanie in control Gena was...I felt as if I knew all the characters from Barbara down to Rafe....the whole book was soooooo well written I caught myself confused and trying so desperately to figure put who the killer was! I cannot say enough good things about this book! especially since its not in the catagory of books I have drowne ...more
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of character. More often than not, I can figure out the killer in a book/movie before the author/director gives it away.

With Nowhere to Run, I wasn't even close. Multiple times I tried to figure out what would happen next, and I was wrong every. Single. Time. The plot twists were to die for (literally?), and the characters were beautifully written.

Stephanie Carovella sure knows how to get herself into some dangerous situations. Or does danger just fi
Rachel Fisci
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading 100,s of contempory romance, I decided to venture into something different!
The reviews on here instantly appealed to me so I decided to give it a go..
This book is very busy with lots of characters and I need to visualise everyone in a book so I found this a bit tricky in the beginning as this book is intense and not what I'm used to. I loved it from start to end and thought I had it sussed many times only to realise I was very wrong. I've always been into crime so this book gave me
Nina Gomez
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nina D’Angelo just took me out for a thrill ride. The road was full of twists and turns, the path constantly changing. Gruesome murders one after the other, secrets revealed one at a time. Just when you think things are starting to make sense, another tidbit rises to the surface that simply contradicts your trend of thought. Nowhere to Run provides an intense, intelligent and exciting escape for a few worthwhile hours. Great work, Nina D’Angelo!
Dec 25, 2012 rated it liked it
This debut novel was a surprise. I haven't read a mystery / suspense novel in quite a long time. Ms. Nina has a very creative mind when it comes to plotting a murder, and putting the puzzles pieces back together. One minute you are positive you know who the culprit is and than BAM something is thrown at you to make you think the opposite! Cannot wait for the 2nd installment!
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~Reviewer for Literati Literature Lovers~

Title: Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Carovella #1)
Author: Nina D’Angelo
Genre: Thriller/Crime
Rating: 4 out of 5

Description: A dominatrix is murdered; her body displayed in a show of dominance. An actress is found dead beneath the Hollywood sign. There’s a murderer roaming the streets of Los Angeles and he’s having far too much fun to stop.

Stephanie Carovella is a woman of fire and ice. She left her career, her friends and her home town of LA but she couldn’t o
Rachel Tsoumbakos
Author Nina D’Angelo’s debut novel, Nowhere to Run, starts right in the heart of the action – a girl is being attacked by what appears to be a maniac. Right away, you connect with this poor soul as she takes matters into her own hands and attempts to fight back.

Already, you are finding yourself in the midst of a thrilling murder mystery that is filled to the brim with a multitude of twists and turns. But you won’t have to worry about getting confused as the story draws you in and makes you fall
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounded to 4 stars
I reviewed this book at MustReadBooksOrDie

Court: Hhhmmm, Shel...this one has me in quite a conundrum at the moment. I classify it as a thriller what with all of the serial killer business, but there is a lot more going on with all of the characters in this book. The core group of friends of Stephanie, Jesse, Ben, Gena and Angel and those who each have loved and lost really make it a lot more complicated. Shel: Maybe we should call it a romantic thriller--with the emphasis m
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
From the moment this novel began I knew that I was in for a suspense filled ride and I was so right. I began reading Nowhere To Run a couple of months ago and got pulled away, it isn't often that I start a book and get pulled away from it - but when I do, I don't typically think about it again til' I am back to reading it. The difference this time is that I couldn't stop thinking about Nowhere To Run and what was going to happen next. It speaks to the strength of the writing and the story that e ...more
Shaina Salisbury-abbs
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to Nowhere to Run I am going to walk you through the process. Ever since I have heard about this book I have wanted to read it. And then I had the explicit pleasure of interviewing Jase, Jake, Jesse and Ben….I was hooked. I wanted to know everything about the world they came from and where they had been. What made these handsome and sometimes dark creatures of their environment. So I finally got my hands on the book…..I was hooked. I don’t know if I have a biggest crush on ALL of t ...more
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just love the prologue. It just captured me and made me feared for the victim right away. I really like the way it builds up the suspense and the story kept me at the edge of my seat. I like really Stephanie (the heroine), she reminds me of one of the characters of Criminal Minds. She’s kinda scary in a way since she can get in the twisted mind of a killer and finds what makes them tick.. what’s their next move… I even thought she might be a killer herself…

She is a kick-ass character. She als
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 rating. Damn this book was crazy! My head is still reeling and in a good way haha. The mystery was just amazing. It definitely had me on my toes trying to guess who the killer was. Just when I think I had it all figured out something came up to discredit it.

But seriously how many guys fall in love with this girl haha. Pretty much every guy introduced falls head over heels for this girl. And the way they fawned over her and comforted her all the time made me want to gag at times haha. Plus I
All Romance
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy shit! That was amazing!! If you like crime dramas (SVU, CSI, etc. ) you will love this book. Nina has basically created a movie in book form. This book centers around Stephanie- a total man eater (who doesn't know it) and who also has a brain for criminals. Like she gets them and can see their though process. So naturally they are obsessed with her.

The book focuses on her being lured back by a serial killer. There are all kinds of twists and turns you don't expect and they are all WTF mome
Michele Adams
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping, chilling, exciting but not overly explicit. I am not saying the light-hearted should read this book as there are some unpleasant details but those that are not of the faint heart can get through the murder scenes.

I tossed and turned when reading this book which is why it took me so long to read. Not that the story was not good but there was a fine line between savoring this good book and the frustration levels I was reaching from who was dying. Now if you are reading this as book one I
Barb Johnson
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Holy wow, what a great adventure this was. I couldn't stop with this one, it kept me on my toes. Stephanie is a special woman, she has some interesting skills and she also has a secret from her past that made her run without a word to any of her friends. Death brought her home, a death that she learns is all related to her....a whole cast of love and devotion with Jesse, Ben, Gena and then comes Jake and Jase, and horrible deaths along the way, a serial killer on the hunt, a massive set up in pl ...more
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nina D'Angelo's debut novel has it all. Mystery, suspense, romance, and a book that will keep you guessing till the end. Ms. D'Angelo takes you on a thrill ride, never quite knowing what is going to happen next. Her heroine is someone I wanted to hang out with at times and smack at others. She is very stubborn and won't listen to anyone. She gets things done and doesn't put up with any crap. The other characters are just as endearing and of course I have a favorite. The whole book is one you can ...more
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great story with an unusual mix of characters and a mystery that kept you guessing. I had my idea who the bad guy might be but wasn't certain until the end because of all the surprises and twists in the plot. The hardest part for me was keeping all the J names straight....Jesse, Jake and Jase.
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So well written and the mind of this Author is out of this world!! Stephanie Carovella is an awesome, kickass heroine.

I just had to take my time reading this book and absorb all the genius ways Nina D'Angelo made the twist and turns work so amazingly well.

Highly recommend this book!! Female James Patterson she is!!
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Kept me guessing until the very end. I changed my mind on who the killer was 3 times and each time I told my self I know who it was I would be proven wrong. This is a really good suspense with a good amount of criminology in it. So if you like to watch CSI you would definitely enjoy this book! Can't wait to start reading Nowhere to Hide!
Damian Fraser
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper once said "Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions." Nina D'Angelo does that to you with "Nowhere To Run". Just when you think you have everything figured out, the whole dynamic changes and you're left second guessing it all again. It's a book that is not just a page turner, it's a well crafted, thought provoking thrill ride.
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well done Miss D'Angelo! Like the other reviews say, this is one of the rare thrillers that completely confuse you as to who the killer is. It really could be anyone of the guys. I live how in depth the characters are, especially Stephanie who is one complex case. Can't wait for the next book and will be telling everyone about Nowhere To Run!
Emily Rabecca
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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“Her eyes narrowing, she turned her attention back to where Stephanie stood with Ben, feeling her own pain turn to intense fury. “Dominic knew her so damn well because he was usually thinking the same thing. She was his female version – two halves fitting perfectly together,” Gena spat out, anger inflected in her voice. “Like him, she’s reckless and like him, once she gets something into her head nothing or no one will change her mind.” Her fury revealed itself in her eyes, as she spat out, “And, like him, she’s going to get herself killed.” - Gena Evans, Nowhere to Run” 2 likes
“We thought we were invincible and Dominic proved us all wrong,” - Jesse Carlisle” 2 likes
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