Wednesday, June 2, 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

Wow. If you're brave enough to read it, Brandilyn Collins has written another riveting book. An expert at writing heart-stopping, suspenseful stories, her scenes are stretched--and sketched!--so tautly that I found myself holding my breath, turning the page as gingerly as I would peek around a corner. Yet the novel is so much more than a collection of hair-raising incidents. Deceit is aptly titled--Joanne not only seeks to uncover the duplicity surrounding her friend's death, but she also struggles with the level of deceit required for her job as a skip tracer. I heartily recommend this book ; just don't read it when you're home alone!

And don't forget to b r e a t h e!


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quilly said...

I am torn between wanting to read this and being afraid to read this.

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I just finished reading The Kanner Lake Series by Brandynn. They were so good I could not put them down once I got started. I will be watching for 'Deceit.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Love her books! I'll have to try get it before we go out west!

Beverlydru said...

You have been readin' up a storm! You're the "Go TO" Lady for Book reviews. Thanks!

Beth said...

Another must read! Thanks so much for all your reviews. This is on my TBR list for sure!