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Deadly Switch

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews

A charismatic, international property developer.
His estranged and bitter daughter.
Each obsessed and tormented.
Both harboring too many secrets.
He’s on the run; she’s in the chase of her life.
What they discover changes everything.

From the gruesome discovery in an exclu
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published November 28th 2013 by Karen Dodd
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Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The intrigue is well written as is the romance. The descriptions of Italy are
enticing and the suspense cleverly handled. A couple of the peripheral
characters I felt were superfluous but didn’t detract from the story. A good
debut novel.
Voracious Readers Only forwarded this book to me.
Linda R.
Brenda Perlin
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Switch pulls you right into this sinister storyline with intrigue written all over it. It is a fast paced adventure that takes you from one place to another seamlessly.The details leave a clear view of the scenery around you. This adventure grabs your attention and holds you captive throughout. This is a thrilling murder mystery that keeps you guessing all the way through.
The writing is impeccable and the dialog is smooth, clever, inviting and straightforward leaving you curious at the sa
Janice Friend
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a nice story with some twists and turns. The characters were well developed and believable. I didn’t care for the use of cliché catch phrases, but that’s a personal preference.
There were several smaller subplots within the book, making the reader wonder how it was all going to be tied together. The author managed this task quite
Carole-Lesley Rowland
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received this book via Voracious readers in return for a honest review.
This is a very sophisticated novel, there is romance, suspense, twists and turns, especially with the sub plots in the storyline. Believable characters throughout, i couldn't put it down
Diana Stevan
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sophisticated and intricate, this debut novel by Karen Dodd starts with a bang, and keeps you turning the page right to the end. It has intrigue, romance on a number of levels, and an inside look at the high stakes of real estate development that I haven't seen before. Her characters jump off the page, and no matter what danger they're facing, you can't help but be involved. I particularly loved Dodd's description of the settings. Whether she was describing West Vancouver,British Columbia, Carme ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
This was a very well-written, suspenseful novel. I appreciate that the author was careful to indicate the setting and date of each chapter at the outset. This made it easy to follow the order in which the action took place.

There is plenty of action in the novel, as well as insight into the backstory. Still, the author holds back plenty of details so the novel's denouement contains some surprises.

Most of the characters are well-developed and come across as being realistic, but there are a couple
Sam Harper
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received a complimentary copy of this book through Voracious Readers Only but will be downloading more by this author as loved every single moment of this story.
From the first moment that our heroine finds the body of a stranger in her estranged fathers house you find yourself being sucked into a wealthy idyllic lifestyle where holidaying in Italy is for the whole of the summer and not the normal 2 weeks. The characters have such depth that you find yourself caring what happens to them as if th
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's no secret that I love mysteries. I also love books that hook me and make me WANT to keep reading.

There are several things that I liked about Deadly Switch. First of all, the author writes eloquently. Secondly, the method she uses to switch back from past to present really enhanced the story. Finally, the plot was interesting and I was compelled to continue reading because I wanted to see what happened next!

Karen Dodd is an indie author, and a darn good one. I'll be blogging about this boo
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Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fascinating story that keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very end, Lots of twists and turns and I was continually having my theories blown apart as the story progresses. I also loved the place description they really made me feel like i was actually there enjoying the scenery and atmostphere
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Goodreads Librari...: Trying to add my book 5 51 Dec 03, 2013 09:30AM  
Hello, Karen Dodd here. Thanks so much for stopping by my author page.I'm hoping you're here because you'd like to know just a little bit about me.

My first novel, "DEADLY SWITCH: A Stone Suspense," was published in December 2013. A suspense thriller, "DEADLY SWITCH takes you on a wild ride through three countries. Murder...intrigue...a romance built on a house of cards:this thriller will satisfy y
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