by Brandilyn Collins
First in the Chelsea Adams Series
The murder was ugly.
The killer was sure no one saw him.
In a horrifying vision, Chelsea Adams has relived the victim’s last
moments. But who will believe her? Certainly not the police, who
must rely on hard evidence. Nor her husband, who barely tolerates
Chelsea’s newfound Christian faith. Besides, he’s about to hire the
man who Chelsea is certain is the killer to be a vice president in his
Torn between what she knows and the burden of proof, Chelsea
must follow God’s leading and trust him for protection. Meanwhile,
the murderer is at liberty. And he’s not about to take Chelsea’s
involvement lying down.
Read an excerpt from chapter one at this link.
Second in the series is Dread Champion.
Brandilyn Collins is a 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’s awards for her novels include the ACFW Book of the Year (three times), Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice.
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). The Writer magazine named 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.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥
Collin’s novels are filled with suspense and surprize and keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat. This novel was no different in that respect. At times, I couldn’t put it down. I had to find out what happened next, and this novel was very well written. I could feel the emotions and tension throughout the book. The story did drag on a little in places but picked up at lightening speed in other places. The main fault I found is the ending left me unsatisfied. Too many loose ends weren’t tied up, and I felt myself upset with and sympathetic with the wrong characters. It was a good read though.