Book Review for Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins @Brandilyn @BHpub

Gone to Ground
Brandilyn Collins
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About the book:

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.

About the Author:

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is a three-time American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award winner and has also received Inspirational Readers’ Choice and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice honors. The Writer magazine named her nonfiction release, Getting into Character, among 2002’s best books on writing. Brandilyn and her family have homes in California and Idaho.

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My thoughts:

A couple of days ago a friend asked me what I was currently reading. I told her Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins. She asked what it was about and I told her it was a Christian fiction suspense novel about a serial killer in a small southern town. With a skeptical look on her face she questioned me about how Christian fiction and serial killers go together. My response was that she had obviously never read Brandilyn Collins or she would already know. Ms. Collins isn’t known for her Seatbelt Suspense® for nothing!

I’ve been a fan of Brandilyn Collins for a few years now so I was expecting to enjoy this new story. At the end of the book I was completely satisfied. I loved the setting of Amaryllis, Mississippi. If you’ve ever lived in a small town this setting will definitely resonate with you.

One of my favorite things about the book was the ability to “hear” the distinct voices of the different characters. The author used slang in the dialogue to bring out each character’s personality. By the end of the story I felt like I knew Cherrie Mae, Tully and Deena.

Another thing that I really liked was that at the end of the book you realize that you have been reading a story about a story that was being written. Very clever!

My absolute favorite thing about the story was it took me some time to figure out exactly who the killer was. I read it on my Kindle and when the light bulb went on for me I was at 87%. That may sound silly to some, but for me, it is important to continue to be stumped on exactly who the culprit is. That is one of the main ingredients in a true suspense/mystery story.

Treat yourself to a wonderful tension filled few hours of utter enjoyment by picking up your own copy of Gone to Ground.

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