Image of The Woman Who Couldn't Scream: A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series)


Image of The Woman Who Couldn't Scream: A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series)

Remarkable storyteller Dodd returns for a new installment in her dangerously thrilling Virtue Falls series. In the previous books of the series, readers were treated to pieces of the amazing evolution of Kateri Kwinault, now the newly elected sheriff of Virtue Falls. This book is the payoff Kateri fans have been waiting for, as Dodd weaves together the story of two women who have faced death and come out stronger and more determined. This book is a fantastic blend of vengeance, mystery, passion and murder! What more could a reader ask for?

When her wealthy husband Nauplius Brassard finally dies, trophy wife Helen Brassard is free to pursue her quest for vengeance. Rechristening herself as Merida Falcon, she heads to Virtue Falls to put her plan in motion. Newly minted Sheriff Kateri Kwinault’s skills are put to the test as she attempts to hunt down father and son drug dealers. Kateri is recovering from a bullet wound from a drive-by shooting that has also severely wounded Kateri’s friend. Kateri is stunned when she realizes that Merida, the new arrival in town, is an old childhood friend. Having survived her own brush with the Frog God and death, Kateri can empathize with Merida who is now mute and looks nothing like she did originally. These strong women survivors are going to have to figure out who can they trust, for death is closing in! (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 352 pp., $27.99) 
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith