Book Review Of “The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream” By Christina Dodd @christinadodd @stmartinspress


Beautiful Merida is married to a wealthy older man who takes her around the world as his trophy. Merida is everything a man could want. But a traumatic accident years before left her without the ability to speak. When her husband dies, she knows its her chance to exact revenge on those responsible for her accident—and that vengeance begins in Virtue Falls. Reinventing herself, she slips into village life, biding her time. But someone knows exactly who she is and will use this chance to finish what was started years ago. And this time an accident for Merida will mean silencing her forever. (From Goodreads)

Thank you to St. Martins Press for sending me a finished copy to read and review on my blog!

I rate this book a 3.50 out of 5 stars.

My fault on that rating really, when I had requested this book, at the time, I didn’t know it was part of a series. The Synopsis was calling my name, and it sounded like a book I could just devour. It was cool reading a book based in Washington State, which is my home state, and Christina also mentioned Carson City, which is where I spent half of my life, my two oldest kids were born there. So right away I felt a connection to this book, which was really neat.

As far as the book and the plot, it was great, but I struggled because I really didn’t know anything about the back story of any of the characters, so when things like a Tsunami  and names were mentioned, I had no clue what they meant. I had thought if this story was just about Merida, I would have been just fine, but there was A LOT of characters in this book, and I knew nothing really about anyone other than Merida because it seemed she was a new person in the series.

At some point in my reading life, I will get around to reading the first three books of the Virtue Falls Series.


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