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Deceit: A Novel [Paperback]

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A book by Brandilyn Collins

Fans of Collins and her trademarked "Seatbelt Suspense" will find her usual blend of good storytelling and notable mystery in this standalone tale of murder and suspicion wrapped in a cloak of deceit. Joanne Weeks is a skip tracer-someone who looks for … see full wiki

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Author: Brandilyn Collins
Publisher: Zondervan
1 review about Deceit: A Novel [Paperback]

Seatbelts Snapped and Keep Your Hands Inside the Vehicle.

  • Jun 25, 2010

Brandilyn Collins twists and turns her way through yet another page turner. Joanne Weeks knows Baxter Jackson killed her best friend. But she doesn't have any proof. After voicing her opinion of the investigation's early death, shortly after the demise of Jackson's second wife, her comments are plastered on the front page of the small town newspaper. A town that is pretty much owned by, or at least in the back pocket of, Jackson.

A series of events unfolds at a break-neck pace that definitely tossed me against my seatbelt restraint a time or two. Collins strength in writing page-turning events is titanium-covered and I found myself whipping through them. A few similarities to previous novels, a very strong female lead for starters, and a back and forth parallel but different time frame telling of two enjoined stories will delight Collins fans. The twists may keep said fans on their toes. Chickens might be able to read this one without pulling the blankets over their heads, however, Collins tackles some edgy subject matter. This isn't a tame "Christian" read...rather something closer to what you might see in headlines.

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July 10, 2010
Thanks for the kind words, Adrianna. Collins does write pageturners!!
June 30, 2010
Sounds like a great suspense thriller. Great review write-up! I might consider this book as a future read. Keep up the great reviewing!
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