Karen Dodd
Karen Dodd
Critically-acclaimed author of DEADLY SWITCH and SCARE AWAY THE DARK

“I devoured Scare Away the Dark.…had to make myself put it down. I was totally drawn in by page three… the heart-stopping plot twists and turns just kept unfolding. Complex believable characters, … lush locations in British Columbia’s lower mainland and Calabria, Italy. I may never recover from the ending, which literally took my breath away. Can hardly wait for book three!”


Karen Dodd continues the heart-pounding twists and turns of her debut novel, Deadly Switch. In Scare Away the Dark, the second book in the Stone Suspense series, her taut and riveting characters race against the clock as they hunt down a ruthless adversary before he strikes again.

Investigative reporter, Jordan Stone wants nothing more than to get her parents out of witness protection and reunite what’s left of her family… Read more →


Karen Dodd

Karen Dodd writes psychological suspense that start out in West Vancouver, BC and always find their way to a little town by the name of Tropea in Calabria, Italy. Scare Away the Dark is the second novel in her Stone Suspense series.  

Prior to writing fiction, Karen coached women in small business and published an extensive collection of articles on the subject of entrepreneurialism. In 2011, she retired to focus on writing her first novel, Deadly Switch which was published in 2013.

The genesis for her first book was ripped straight from the headlines of her town's local newspaper. Although the real-life incident was terrifying, Karen fictionalized the rest of the story, which became her best-selling debut suspense novel.

Karen’s thrillers allow her to indulge her love of travel as well as highlight life on the west coast. When she’s not working on the next book in the Stone Suspense series, she can be found gardening and enjoying living by the sea with her laid-back husband and two assertive cats.

Once a "pretend extrovert," she's now willing to admit there's nothing (other than writing) that she loves more than curling up in front of the fire with a good suspense/thriller. Her biggest fear is that someone will access her computer search history and think her a twisted, murderous psychopath. Oh well; such are the perils of being a suspense writer!

Karen is currently working on the third novel of her series. In addition to going back to Italy, part of it is set in Malta.


Suspense, Beauty, Intrigue: Deadly Switch is a page turner. It’s as though Karen Dodd writes with a paint brush whisking you from the scenic Canadian west coast to the richness of Tropea, Italy all while painting you, the reader, as an intimate insider to each of her characters. I enjoyed every single moment of this tremendous read. I am eager for Karen’s second book and to learn how my new Deadly Switch friends are making their way in life. Bravo to you Karen Dodd for sharing your gift as a writer with the world.”

— LINDA NEFF | Reviewer



A charismatic, international property developer. His estranged and bitter daughter. Each obsessed and tormented. Both harboring too many secrets. He’s on the run; she’s in the chase of her life. What they discover changes everything. From the gruesome discovery in an exclusive enclave of West Vancouver, British Columbia… Read more →