Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Dark Pursuit, by Brandilyn Collins
Yes, I LOVE this picture of Brandilyn, taken at the ACFW 2008 Conference in September. Now, on to the book info, and why I recommend it:
Does fiction imitate life, or life imitate fiction? This is the question plaguing me after reading Brandilyn Collin's latest suspense novel, Dark Pursuit. When a best selling novelist (King of Suspense) gets up there in years, compounded by an accident that leaves him unable to complete a book, he wants to recapture his fame and respect. But how to do that when he can't plot any longer? Enter his estranged granddaughter who's gotten herself mixed up in a rash of ugly murders. Her predicament could hold the key to his plot problems when she runs to him for help. But she has a few secrets and pains she's not sharing just yet. In Dark Pursuit, Brandilyn Collins weaves together a story of racing-against-the-clock suspense, but really probes the inner workings of the most difficult ties of humanity--family relations. The pacing of the story definitely fits in with Brandilyn's "seatbelt suspense" trademark, yet the emotional layers work to pose readers to question their own family relations, as well as reflecting upon their own decisions of actions. For the reader who's looking for more than just a thrilling story, I'd highly recommend Dark Pursuit. This is a book that will linger in your mind long after you flip the last page.