Monday, November 24, 2008

Brandilyn Collins

Dear Readers,

Most of you who have belong to this review group for a while now know what I think of Brandilyn Collins. I really enjoy her books. They are good ones for reading when you need a good "chill." It doesn't usually take me long to read them as I need to find out who the killer is before I can sleep at night, not always, but sometimes.

Dark Pursuit is her newest and I read it over the weekend. Once again she has written one of those hard to put down books. I needed to know that all was well before I closed the book last night. I don't know if this is going to be a series, but I didn't see anything on the book that showed that is was. Authors have been know to change their minds about that after the first book because the characters won't leave them alone. (creepy I know:-)

I do have one complaint, this book is not long enough, but midnight is late enough to read at night and if it was longer I would have stayed up later... Well you can see where that is going.

Kaitlan thinks she finally has it all together. A great guy, a good job, and even a baby on the way. Little does she know that one unsceduled trip home is going to change all that. She is about to find the 3rd victim of the serial killer that is loose in their town. She is sure she knows who it is and off she heads for her Grandfather's house. He just happens to be the world famouse novelist Darell Brooke, the King of Suspense. If he can't figure out what to do then no one can help her. The only problem is the last time they spoke he told her he never wanted to see her again.

So the plot thickens quickly and Brandilyn is very good at giving you the clues, but can you figure out who-done-it?

This book seems to be a bit more creepy than her last couple of the Kanner Lake series. Not that I didn't like them, but they were much more like straight up mysteries, while this one has a bad guy who is not at all what you expect. If you liked her other stories and especially her Hidden Faces series you will like this one.

So if the snow is driving you inside and wrapping up in a warm blanket with some hot chocolate... Ok I am going home now... This is a good book for that. Not relaxing, but a good read.

Happy Reading


~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Chris, thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed Dark Pursuit.

DP is a stand-alone. I'll be writing stand-alones for awhile now. Look for the next one, EXPOSURE, in May. Oh, but I will have two young adult suspenses in a short series, co-written with my daughter, Amberly, coming out next year. The Rayne Tour series features Shaley O'Connor, daughter of a rock star. With a little murder thrown in, of course. Releasing in April and October.

Thanks again for your time and review. What a nice site you have for reviewing fiction!


~ Brandilyn

Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

Thank you Brandilyn. I will be looking for your new books. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.