Because I'm Watching

Virtue Falls #3

by Christina Dodd

St. Martin's Paperbacks

June 27, 2017

ISBN-10: 1250130646

ISBN-13: 9781250130648

Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, e-Book (reprint)

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Because I'm Watching
by Christina Dodd

She had survived, but she is still held captive…
Of her memories, her loneliness, her delusions. But are they truly delusions?

The survivor of a college dorm massacre, a woman accused of her lover’s murder, Madeline Hewitson is haunted by ghosts and tormented by a killer only she can see. At night, she works, writing and drawing the monster that slithers through her imagination, and living in fear of those moments when the doors of her mind unhinge and her nightmare lives in the daylight.

A seasoned military veteran, Jacob Denisov lives alone in his small, darkened home, sleepless, starving, and angry. Every day he lives with the guilt that comes from his own failures and the carnage that followed. When neighbor Madeline Hewitson drives her car through the front wall of his house, she breaks his house—and his life—wide open. Forced to view the world outside, Jacob watches Maddie, recognizes a kindred spirit and wonders what she fears more than herself. Has someone caught her in a twisted labyrinth of revenge and compassion, guilt and redemption, murder and madness?

When Maddie’s imaginary killer takes form, she fights, screaming her fear and defiance. But will she be strong enough to triumph, or is the killer she fears no more than a shadow, an illusion … that watches?

From this “master of the genre,” Christina Dodd, comes a white-knuckled suspense of this remarkable mesmerizing series (Library Journal starred review) set in the quaint—and deadly—coastal town of Virtue Falls…

Amazon Best of 2016, #1 Amazon Romance of September, Booklist starred review and Best of 2016, Kirkus starred review, Library Journal starred review, RT Book Reviews Top Pick.

Originally published September 2016 in hardcover by St. Martin’s Press.



Christina Dodd's Bio

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd builds worlds filled with suspense, romance and adventure and creates the most distinctive characters in fiction today. Her fifty+ novels — suspense, paranormals, and historicals — have been translated into twenty-five languages, won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year’s best by Library Journal. Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle — her mother was totally impressed. With more than twenty-five million of her books in print and eBook, her legions of fans always know that when they pick up a Christina Dodd book, they’ve found, “an absolute thrill ride of a book!”

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“My kind of thriller. Edge-of-the-seat suspense and fascinating premise. Couldn’t put it down.” —Iris Johansen

“This dark and powerful psychological thriller will surprise you, haunt you, and captivate you.” —Hank Phillipi Ryan

“Tight, edgy, and compelling. Fans of Nora Roberts will devour Virtue Falls.” —Jayne Ann Krentz

“Compulsively readable.” —Elizabeth Lowell

“What an absolute thrill ride of a book! Sign me up for anything Christina Dodd writes.” —Karen Robards