Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CFBA Tour - Exposure by Brandilyn Collins - Reviewed

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Zondervan (June 1, 2009)


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 to Exposure, Brandilyn’s other latest release is Always Watching, first 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. You can learn more about her at her website, become a member of her Big Honkin' Chickens Club,Big Honkin' Chickens Club or enjoy her writing on a regular basis at her blog.

When your worst fear comes true.

Someone is watching Kaycee Raye. But who will believe her? Everyone knows she’s a little crazy. Kaycee’s popular syndicated newspaper column pokes fun at her own paranoia and multiple fears. The police in her small town are well aware she makes money writing of her experiences. Worse yet, she has no proof of the threats. Pictures of a dead man mysteriously appear in her home—then vanish before police arrive. Multisensory images flood Kaycee’s mind. Where is all this coming from?

Maybe she is going over the edge.

High action and psychological suspense collide in this story of terror, twists, and desperate faith. The startling questions surrounding Kaycee pile high. Her descent to answers may prove more than she can survive.

To read the first chapter, go HERE.

“More twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster! Highly recommended.” ~CBA Retailers
“Mesmerizing mystery…authentic characters…a fast-paced, twisting tale of desperate choices.” ~TitleTrakk
“Brandilyn Collins is a master of suspense, and Exposure is her best book yet!” ~Dianne Burnett,

Mercy, I don't know how Brandilyn Collins sleeps at night! There is a reason her tagline is "Don't forget to b r e a t h e. . ."! This book captivated me right from the beginning, and the masterful way she weaves the suspense made me catch my breath. I could feel Kaycee's anxiety as each nerve-wracking scene is stretched just tautly enough without being overly dramatic. The book alternates between the various characters, giving just a glimpse into their situations but never quite enough to figure out exactly how they are interconnected - or if/when their paths might cross. And as usual, the ending was unpredictable yet exactly what it needed to be. This is not a book to read a few chapters casually and then set aside for a week. You will be compelled to finish it as quickly as possible!


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Kim said...

Hey Linda! Am I a powerful influencer? He! He! Have to avoid my window sometimes, huh? You are so funny!

I hope Brandilyn's book does very well! Like I said in my review...I'd hate to know what keeps her up at night! Brrrrr!!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love her books!

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

Boy I just finished my first by Brandilyn and it was certainly creepy but I loved it. You are right you've got to see it through- and FAST!