So I finally read Gone to Ground, which I've had for about a month now. The timing had to be just right 'cause you can't read Brandilyn Collins when you're alone. Or when it's dark out. Or_ Anyway it was awesome, as usual.
One small town. Six murders. Three women. Three different suspects. One serial killer. Once again Brandilyn proves why she's the queen of inspirational suspense. Or just suspense in general. She also nails the small southern town atmosphere. And the characters are great. If you like suspense and you haven't read Brandilyn Collins yet, don't wait any longer! Well, you can wait 'til it's daylight. That's allowed.
Brandilyn Collins spins a wonderful tale of murder and suspense in the small town of Amaryllis, Mississippi. This was by far one of the best suspense books I have ever read.
In the past three years a serial killer has been at work in the quiet little town of Amaryllis, who is killing off single women of various ages. Now that there has been a sixth murder no one is sure who they can trust. The town is growing restless because it seems the police department can't catch a break on the case and people are wondering why they won't call in the state police to help.
The only thing that might help to catch the killer is a local boy turned big time reporter, Trent Williams, has written article after article about the killings. In fact these articles helped Trent win a Pulitzer Prize, will Trent be able to persuade the girls to tell him what they know?
By sheer luck or the hand of providence, three different women believe they know the killer. Cherrie Mae Devine is the best house cleaner in town, and also one of the best Christians you would ever want to meet. While cleaning the house of a very prominent member of town she "stumbles" on what she thinks has to be evidence that he is the killer. Deena Ruckland the town hairdresser who was once married to one of the officers investigating the murders, is positive she knows who the killer is also. Then there is sweet young pregnant Tully Phillips who is absolutely sure she knows the killer. The only problem is it seems to be three different men. Can they pool their resources and figure this out before the killer strikes again or before one of them becomes the next victim?
This book was an absolute page turner extraordinaire; I didn't want to put it down. I just knew I too had figured out the killer along with Cherrie Mae, Deena and Tully but boy were we all wrong! This is an ending you will not see coming. All I can say is Brandilyn_Job Well Done!
I have read every book this author has written and have all of them in my library. I love her writing. This book was so different from her normal but I absolutely loved it. The 3 main characters spoke mostly in first person which usually turns me off immediately, but I read every single word and was never bored. I did know who the killer was very early on, but that is a thing I usually know right away. Not because I really have the knowledge to figure it out, I am just an average person, but it always seems to come to me. My mom lives with me and we read the same books and she cannever figure it out. Anyway, great story and very interesting.