Friday, January 20, 2012

Gone to Ground

Gone to Ground
Brandilyn Collins
(B&H Publishing Group)
ISBN: 978-1433671630
March 2012/352 pages/$14.99

Amaryllis, Mississippi is a scrappy little town of strong backbone and southern hospitality. A brick-paved Main Street, a park, and a legendary ghost in the local cemetery are all part of its heritage. Everybody knows everybody in Amaryllis, and gossip wafts on the breeze. Its people are friendly, its families tight. On the surface Amaryllis seems much like the flower for which it’s named—bright and fragrant. But the Amaryllis flower is poison.

In the past three years five unsolved murders have occurred within the town. All the victims were women, and all were killed in similar fashion in their own homes. And just two nights ago—-a sixth murder.

Clearly a killer lives among the good citizens of Amaryllis. And now three terrified women are sure they know who he is-—someone they love. None is aware of the others’ suspicions. And each must make the heartrending choice to bring the killer down. But each woman suspects a different man.

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. Awards for her novels include the ACFW Book of the Year (three times), Inspirational Readers' Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice. Also, The Writer magazine named her nonfiction release, Getting Into Character, one of the best books on writing published in 2002.

When she's not writing, Brandilyn can be found teaching the craft of fiction at writers' conferences. She and her family divide their time between homes in the California Bay Area and northern Idaho. Visit her website to learn more about her.

Oh. My. This is a marvelous novel. Brandilyn Collins is the Queen of Suspense and she has certainly delivered another page-turner. The characters are so well-crafted; even without being told, you can tell this is a story set in the deep South. And the plot is brilliant. Many suspense novels, while tossing false clues around, still seem to point to a certain conclusion. In Gone to Ground, Brandilyn has created three completely plausible scenarios. As the perspective of each woman is presented, I found myself utterly convinced that each was right. . . .until I read the next one! This is a book that will appeal to readers of Southern literature as well as suspense and is one that you won't be able to put down until the last page is turned. Pre-order it now so you'll have it to tuck in your bag for spring break!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an electronic advanced reader galley from B&H Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Liz said...

I am adding it to my list ASAP. The trailer is even spooky. The only book I've read by her is "Over the Edge", and I loved it.