From nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber comes a gripping new suspense!
When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free?
Chessa Paxton, an event planner in Lake Tahoe, celebrates a successful night at the Happily Ever After Ball, but her dream quickly becomes a nightmare when she wakes up beside the body of her dead husband. Nauseous and confused, feeling as if she's been drugged, she can't explain to the sheriff why her princess costume is bloodied. With her father already a convicted murderer, she feels invisible shackles ratcheting onto her wrists and ankles. She runs! But she can't escape vivid flashes of memory: a massacre in a meadow; men and women in fairy tale costumes; Snow White's dead body shielding her from bullets.
Though Chessa is a former costumer and a master of disguise, she quickly learns that hiding while trying to prove herself innocent is the most difficult task imaginable. Especially when the sheriff wants to throw her in jail and the real killer wants to silence her forever.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Chessa had the perfect marriage but suddenly it was over. She is now on the run. The police think she killed her husband but she didn't, at least she is fairly sure she didn't kill him. The last thing she remembers is drinking a bottle of water at The Happily Ever After Ball, getting sick and her husband carrying her to a van. She soon discovers there has been a mass murder and there is a large suspect list ranging from a senator (her step father) to a reverend. She needs to figure out who is responsible before it is too late. This story pulls you in on the very first page and there are many twists and turns that will keep you guessing up until the very end.
GIRL ON THE RUN features everything a good suspense novel should: mystery, nonstop action, and a surprise ending. The heroine is someone you can relate to and root for, and her plight keeps you reading. I also appreciated the Lake Tahoe setting, which is a nice break from most of the suspense I read set in big cities. Overall, a good book and one that fans of this genre should enjoy.