Thursday, June 3, 2010


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Zondervan (June 18, 2010)


Brandilyn Collins


Brandilyn Collins is an award-winning and best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline "Don't forget to b r e a t h e..."® Brandilyn's first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). She is now working on her 20th book.

In addition, Brandilyn’s other latest release is Final Touch, third in The Rayne Tour series—young adult suspense co-written with her daughter, Amberly. The Rayne Tour series features Shaley O’Connor, daughter of a rock star, who just may have it all—until murder crashes her world.


Skip Tracer Joanne Weeks knows Baxter Jackson killed his second wife---and Joanne's best friend---seven years ago. But Jackson, a church elder and beloved member of the town, walks the streets a free man.

The police tell Joanne to leave well enough alone, but Joanne is determined to bring Jackson down. Using her skip tracing skills, she sets out to locate Melissa Harkoff, now twenty-two, who lived in the Jackson home at the time of Linda Jackson's disappearance.

As Joanne drives home on a rainy winter night, a hooded figure darts in front of her car. In her headlight beams she glimpses the half-concealed face of a man, a rivulet of blood jagging down his cheek. She squeals to a stop but clips him with her right fender. Shaking, she gets out of her car in the pouring rain. The man will not let her see his face. Before he limps off into the night he warns her not to talk to police.

As Joanne tries to find Melissa, someone seems to be after her. Who was the man she hit on the road. Is Baxter Jackson out to silence her? Or is some other skip she's traced in the past now out for revenge?


If you would like to read the first chapter of Deceit, go HERE

My Review:

OK this is the first murder/mystery/suspense book that had me guessing until the very end and completely got me off guard. This is a must read if you love these types of books. With so many crime shows on TV sometimes you think you have it all figured out and then in this case, I got it wrong. Finally a book that takes two unsolved murders and puts such a great spin on who did it that you are left literally holding the wrong bag at the end. I loved the characters and the vital roles that each played in the story to bring it to a page turning climax in the end.

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance to review and I must say, great job to Brandilyn Collins for keeping me guessing. This book reminds me of Bruce Willis' movie The Sixth Sense, it's really that good.


Denise said...

I would enjoy this book.

KrippledWarrior said...

I'll tell my wife. she's really into these murder mystery books.

LisaShaw said...

Hi sweetie,

I stopped in to love on you and tell you I'm praying for you. I love ya!

Just Be Real said...

She has such intense eyes in her photo. Thanks Kat for sharing the review. Blessings.

Silver said...

My sweet friend, Kat! Thanks for the review of this book. Interesting. You know first impressions count a lot. The picture says a lot already, doesn't it? ;)


Together We Save said...

Sounds like a good one!!