by Brandilyn Collins
When you live a lie for so long, it becomes a part of you. Like clothing first rough and scratchy, it eventually wears down, thins out. Sinks into your skin.
Thirty-four-year-old Delanie Miller has fled her dark past and is now settled into a quiet life in small-town Kentucky. She has friends, a faux “family” who lives in her house, and a loving boyfriend who may soon ask her to marry him. Her aching dream of a husband and future children are about to come true. But protecting this life of promise means keeping a low profile and guarding the truth of her past–from everyone.
The town’s peace is shattered when Delanie’s friend, Clara, is murdered, and Delanie finds her body. The police chief quickly zeroes in on Billy King, a simple-minded young man whom Delanie knows would never hurt Clara. Delanie can hunt down evidence and speak out publicly against the chief–only at great risk of her own exposure. But after suffering such injustice in her own past, how can she keep silent now? Delanie must find a way to uncover Clara’s murderer yet save the life she’s created for herself–the deceit-ridden life that will forever distance her from others and God.
With page-turning intensity, Sidetracked hurtles between Delanie’s trauma in Redbud and the chaos of her past. Those experiences forced Delanie to reinvent her present–but at what cost to her future?
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Sidetracked kept me on the edge of my seat as it wove Delanie’s past with her friend’s murder in the present. She did a great job of bringing together conflicting emotions and plots to deliver a surprise ending. I’m not surprised that often with thrillers, so it pleased me that she was able to pull it off. I highly recommend this novel.