Having reviewed a later book by Dodd, I found out she had written an earlier series taking place on the Olympic Peninsula of my own Washington State. While I am reading the initial full length novel set in Virtue Falls, I received this little novella from the author. I like it. It makes reference to earlier events so was not a good place to start. However, it did give me a good sense of what the series will be like.
There is a definite Native American flavor to the story. Sheriff Kwinault is asked to check on a camp where city kids get to smell campfire smoke and actually see stars. Girls say they have seen someone watching from the edge of camp at night and are terrified. The Sheriff tells them a ghost tale that may have more truth to it than she realizes. The end of this short novella is haunting.
I like the Sheriff's name, a play on the Quinault Indian Nation located on the southwestern coast of Washington State, where the Virtue Falls novels take place.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Christina Dodd has written over fifty novels and has won numerous awards. More than fifteen million copies of her books are in print. You can find out more about her and the Virtue Falls series at https://www.christinadodd.com/genre/virtue-falls-series/ .
I received a free digital copy of this novella when I signed up to receive Dodd's newsletter. My comments are an independent and honest review.