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Scare Away The Dark

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. What does her most trusted informant say that compels her to drive out to a remote part of the Fraser Valley to follow up an anonymous tip?

When Jordan vanishes without a trace RCMP inspector J.J. Quinn leads the team that eventually rescues her, but her ordeal is far from over. After a second attempt on her life Jordan flees Canada for Calabria, Italy. Back in familiar surroundings, she lets her guard down—only to discover the shocking depth and depravity of whoever wants her dead.

Tortured by demons of his own and frustrated by the official lack of progress into Jordan’s kidnapping, Quinn joins forces with her to match wits against a ruthless stalker who has insinuated himself into every aspect of her life. 



Scare Away the Dark draws the reader into the twisting maze of events that occur as Jordan Stone searches for truth. Superbly written descriptors and eloquent writing, places you in each moment as if you were there yourself. Complicated friendships, kidnapping, murders and international spy rings are all interwoven through each chapter. You become so involved that you think you have found the solution for Jordan only to turn the page to find another surprise awaits.
— Briar Ballou
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!
— Bonnie Hutchinson
I loved the building of suspense in Karen’s Dodd’s second book. It was less laced with non-stop action, and for me, that made the suspense more delicious and the inevitable moments of action, more believable and vivid. It was an irresistible ride!
— Gail Muise
Scare Away the Dark: All I can say is, the action doesn’t let up! There’s no drifting off to sleep in bed… has everything I enjoy: it’s fast paced with twists and turns, exotic locales and erotic tension.
— Roxanne Thornton
Scare Away the Dark… I had to force myself to put the book down. What an exciting mix of mystery, adventure and love. … lots of twists and turns …Being myself a Sicilian, I wanted to remain in Sicily with Jordan a little longer...I want to know that this story will continue, because let me tell you, it is far from being over!!!
— Lucy Traini