Monday, October 7, 2013

Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins (CFBA TOUR)

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dark Justice

B&H Books (October 1, 2013)


Brandilyn Collins


Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline "Don't forget to b r e a t h e . . ."® Brandilyn's first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn's awards for her novels include the ACFW Carol Award (three times), Inspirational Readers' Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice.

Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). The Writer magazine named Getting into Character one of the best books on writing published in 2002.

When she's not writing, Brandilyn can be found teaching the craft of fiction at writers' conferences.


If I’d had any idea what those words would mean to me, to my mother and daughter, I’d have fled California without looking back.

While driving a rural road, Hannah Shire and her aging mother, who suffers from dementia, stop to help a man at the scene of a car accident. The man whispers mysterious words in Hannah’s ear. Soon people want to kill Hannah and her mother for what they “know.” Even law enforcement may be involved.

The two women must flee for their lives. But how does Hannah hide her confused mother? Carol just wants to listen to her pop music, wear her favorite purple hat, and go home. And if they turn to Hannah’s twentyseven- year-old daughter, Emily, for help, will she fall into danger as well?

Pressed on all sides, Hannah must keep all three generations of women in her family alive. Only then does she learn the threat is not just to her loved ones, but the entire country . . .

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Dark Justice, HERE.

My review:

Brandilyn Collins is a new to me author, but I have heard lots of amazing things about her books. So when I was given the chance to review her latest release, I jumped at it! I really liked the characters, I especially loved Hannah's mom Carol it was so cool how she kept quoting scripture verses even though she could no longer remember what book of The Bible they were from. I liked Hannah, and even though there were times that I got a little annoyed with some of the things she did that seemed to me like kind of stupid things to do when there people after you, but I also understood that the author did it because real people sometimes do dumb things without thinking, so that did give the story a very realistic feel. I liked the way this story was told, mainly from Hannah's perspective in first person but also from her daughter Emily's and the villains perspectives which were told in third person, this was a really neat way to write the story!

The suspense was very good, many things in this book surprised me, including who was working with the villains! And I loved the ending!!!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I found myself hating to put it down!
I very much look forward to reading more of this author's books in the future! I highly recommend Dark Justice if you enjoy Christian suspense stories in which not everything is as it appears!!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

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