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Publication Date: 2009
"Ever hear the dead knocking?" Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspenseuntil an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Two years later, reclusive and bitter, he wants one thing: to plot a new novel and regain his reputation. Kaitlan Sering, his twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, once lived for drugs. After she stole from Darell, he cut her off. Now shes rebuilding her life. But in Kaitlans town two women have been murdered, and she is about to discover a third. Shes even more shocked to realize the culprit is her boyfriend, Craig, the police chiefs son. Desperate, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. For over forty years, Darell Brooke has lived suspense. Surely hell devise a plan to trap the cunning Craig. But can Darells muddled mind do it? Andif he trieswith what motivation? For Kaitlans plight may be the stunning answer to the elusive plot he seeks . . .
Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense, is the bestselling author of Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Eyes of Elisha, and other novels. She and her family live in Coeur dAlene, Idaho. Visit her website at www.brandilyncollins.com and her blog at www.forensicsandfaith.blogspot.com
From the first line, Collins ensnares her readers, compelling them to continue flipping pages. The book is not a typical suspense nor is it a cliché Christian novel. There are no Scripture references, but biblical themes are present throughout the book. One such theme can be reflected in Psalm 46:1, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble(NKJV). There is one aspect of the book that may be mildly offensive to some Christians. One of the characters claims that God turned her life away from drugs and gave her a fresh start. Yet, during the course of the novel this same unmarried character finds out that she is six weeks pregnant. However, this is somewhat redeemed by the fact that she decides to keep the child and not have an abortion.
Overall, Dark Pursuit is an enthralling story. Because it is not an in-your-face Christian story, it can appeal to both non-Christians as well as Christians. The theme of God always being there to help is a strong message, one that is not overpowered by Scripture. I recommend this book to young adult and adults, especially those who might need a little push toward God. -- Marissa Willems, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
meemawMiddletown, OhAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great ArthurApril 21, 2012meemawMiddletown, OhAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I have read 10 of her books now and I really enjoy reading them. Hope she continues writing. Thanks
Tracy585USAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good bookFebruary 10, 2012Tracy585USAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed this book, it had some plot twists that I did not see coming !
Nancy Wilson5 Stars Out Of 5June 4, 2009Nancy WilsonExcellent! I forgot how good Brandilyn Collins writes! She had me on the edge of my seat -- it was hard to put the book down. Loved it.
Sue Beasley5 Stars Out Of 5May 15, 2009Sue BeasleyI have just discovered Brandilyn Collins and have ordered all of her books. My husband and I can hardly put her books down. She "grabs" you in the first few pages and the suspense continues through the whole book.
Su Thompson5 Stars Out Of 5January 29, 2009Su ThompsonThis book was incredible! WOW! It was everything I've come to expect from Brandilyn since I've begun reading her books. I've read all but two. It kept me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time and I had a VERY difficult time putting it down! I can't wait for the next one!!