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Publication Date: 2009
Series: Hidden Faces
All words fell away. I pushed myself off the path, noticing for the first time the signs of earlier passagethe matted earth, broken twigs. And I knew. My mouth turned cottony. I licked my lips, took three halting steps. My maddening, visual brain churned out pictures of colorless faces on a cold slabDebbie Lille, victim number one; Wanda Deminger, number three . . . Hed been here. Dragged this one right where I now stumbled. Id entered a crime scene, and I could not bear to see what lay at the end. . . . This is a story about evil. This is a story about Gods power. A string of murders terrorizes citizens in the Redding, California, area. The serial killer is cunning, stealthy. Masked by day, unmasked by night. Forensic artist Annie Kingston discovers the sixth body practically in her own back yard. Is the location a taunt aimed at her? One by one, Annie must draw the unknown victims for identification. Dread mounts. Who will be taken next? Under a crushing oppression, Annie and other Christians are driven to pray for Gods intervention as theyve never prayed before. With page-turning intensity, Dead of Night dares to pry open the mind of evil. Twisted actions can wreak havoc on earth, but the source of wickedness lies beyond this world. Annie learns where the real battle takes placeand that a Christians authority through prayer is the ultimate, unyielding weapon.
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
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Dead of NightJuly 28, 2014lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Annie Kingston is back in this third installment of the Hidden Faces series. This time she is tasked with drawing lifelike images of the murdered victims of a serial killer. She also is still dealing with her sons poor choices and behavior as he gets involved with drug dealers. Her sister has also moved in with her to help her babysit her son. She has a great deal of stress in her life and realizes the only way she can cope is with prayer. She has dedicated at least hour every day to reading her Bible and prayer so she can face the day and its challenges. She also begins to realize her next door neighbor, Dave, is interested in more the friendship. Is she ready for a relationship when her life has so much chaos? As the murders become more frequent, Annie learns she knows one of the victims. The killer is becoming more and more brazen. Who will be next? Can Annie do anything to stop this killer?
I couldnt put this book down. There was so much suspense, action and mystery in the plot I was hooked from the first page. Having read the first two books in the series, coming in contact with the same characters again was like meeting old friends. Annie is now such a strong woman of faith, so much more than she realizes. I loved the emphasis on the power of prayer, especially as a weapon against evil and in the maturation of the relationship between God and His children. I would recommend reading the first two books in the series before this one as they serve to introduce the characters in book one and then further develop them in book two. This was a great book!
Paula Shelton5 Stars Out Of 5October 9, 2008Paula SheltonThe book was one of the most exciting I have read. I could not put it down, plus it was like a Bible study with the references that were used in the every day life of the characters.
Melody5 Stars Out Of 5February 21, 2008MelodyWhoa. This book blew me away. It was so well written and chilling...I actually got really anxious for the characters and was reduced to trying to read-in the dark-in the car! The killer's real identity blew me away, too. But I think my favorite element was the power of prayer when demonic forces attack us. That is rarely written about in fiction novels, and it really served to open my eyes to the fact that our fight is not against flesh and blood...And it serves as a powerful reminder that 'justice delayed is not justice denied'. Our God will triumph!READ IT!!
Deborah5 Stars Out Of 5December 6, 2007DeborahI've also read the first two books in this series, but I'm going to review this one first. Why? Because it was one of the best suspense books I have read this year. I was seriously creeped out while reading this book. I won't lie though. The first two books in the series while very good just didn't keep me up late at night because I was afraid to sleep. But this book however, wow. I wanted to keep the lights on! What's interesting is that there is absolutely no hint of who the actual killer is throughout the whole book. While the killer does have scenes before they are finally revealed, there is no indication at all that points evidence towards them. When I found out who it was, I flipped back trying to figure out when this character first appears but it seemed like they had always been there in the background. Reading the killer's monologues in between characters was like listening to nails on a chalkboard. You get so uncomfortable and irritated and want to scream. The thinking is so twisted and evil that it's deliciously scary. The final battle between the killer and Annie was bite on your nails, cover your eyes, hide beneath the covers all out suspense. The only minor complaint I had was that the killer never says to Annie why they did what they did and that we don't find out what happens to them. But I'm actually rather glad this wasn't written. I hate "last chapter confessions" because it is so unreal that the killer wants to divulge everything before they get caught. Seriously, now I know why Brandilynn's tag line is "Don't Forget to Breathe." This book totally took my breath away.
Kim5 Stars Out Of 5June 16, 2006KimThis is probably my favorite book of the series. I LOVED all four books, but not only do you get to enjoy the suspense and thrill of the plot, but the emphasis on prayer will impact every believer!! There is an awesome message in this book that is beautifully and believably woven into one of the best thrillers I've ever read!! BRAVO!!!