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Dark Pursuit

A book by Brandilyn Collins

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Exciting, intriguing, and fascinating twists

  • Nov 11, 2009
Brandilyn Collins writes Christian suspense novels with the tag-line "Don't forget to breathe." Her novel, Dark Pursuit, certainly merits the warning. It's a story that starts with a quick trip home and just the odd thing out of place, then rushes into murder and mayhem, leaving twenty-two-year-old Kaitlan unsure who to trust. The boyfriend might be a murderer. The novelist grandfather wants nothing to do with her, nor she with him. And the police are more concerned with her past than her security.

Of course, the grandfather's not just any old novelist. He's a suspense novelist, with a penchant for setting up scary situations and resolving them. But it's been a while and the words and the plots won't come, so it's with mixed motives that he sets out to help Kaitlan, and with mixed results.

Surprising twists lie in the final scenes. Even if you've guessed some of them you probably won't have predicted everything. I certainly hadn't.

The dialog creates clearly recognizable characters and relationships, and the story will have you pondering the motivations behind your own pursuits, dark or light, long after it's finished. I recommend it as an exciting, intriguing read, but don't forget to breathe.

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review by . April 22, 2009
posted in Christian Fiction
Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins is the newest thriller by Christian fiction's Queen of Suspense. Darell Brooke was the King of Suspense for over twenty years, until a car accident robbed him of his ability to focus and remember. After a fight with his granddaughter, Kaitlan, he kicked her out of his house and his life, but when her life is in danger from her boyfriend, Darell may be the only one who can save her, if he can keep his wits about him for long enough to outsmart a ruthless killer. …
review by . December 04, 2008
Brandilyn Collins continues to produce multi-dimensional characters and some seriously amped up plots. Every one of her books ends up being my newest favorite Collin's title. Dark Pursuit is no exception.    Her protagonist is a broken man with a broken brain. His granddaughter desperately needs his help. But will he stay awake long enough, will he stay coherent enough to help save her life, or will he hasten her death?    Enough twists and turns will keep …
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A new stand-alone 'Seatbelt Suspense™' from bestselling author Brandilyn Collins. Kaitlan Sering's estranged grandfather, novelist Darell Brooke, was the legendary King of Suspense---until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Now she's begging him to protect her from a real serial killer. Can his muddled mind devise a plan to catch the murderer?
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ISBN-10: 031027642X
ISBN-13: 978-0310276425
Author: Brandilyn Collins
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Zondervan
Date Published: December 2008
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