Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Dark Pursuit~ by Brandilyn Collins

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dark Pursuit

Zondervan (December 1, 2008)


Brandilyn Collins


Brandilyn Collins is known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is currently working on her 20th book. For chances to win free copies of her work, join her Fan Club on Facebook. Here’s what Brandilyn has to say about why she wrote Dark Pursuit:

In John Milton’s Paradise Lost Satan’s followers, kicked out of heaven, boast about storming the gates and reclaiming their territory. Beelzebub scoffs at their boasting as merely “hatching vain empires” and suggests a different revengeful scheme: seduce mankind away from God. So Satan visits the Garden of Eden to teach humans the very thing he and his cohorts have learned to be futile—the dark pursuit of hatching their own vain empires instead of following God. He presented man with this “gift” of death, disguised as life. And man fell for it.

Upon this theme of man’s fall and spiritual blindness, I created the characters and events in Dark Pursuit. The story clips along at a fast pace, with much symbolism running underneath.


Dark Pursuit—A twisting story of murder, betrayal, and eternal choices

Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspense—until 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 she’s rebuilding her life. But in Kaitlan’s town two women have been murdered, and she’s about to discover a third. She’s even more shocked to realize the culprit—her boyfriend, Craig, the police chief’s son.

Desperate, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. For over forty years, Darell Brooke has lived suspense. Surely he’ll devise a plan to trap the cunning Craig.

But can Darell’s muddled mind do it? And—if he tries—with what motivation? For Kaitlan’s plight may be the stunning answer to the elusive plot he seeks...

Read the first chapter of Dark Pursuit, HERE.

My Review:

Kaitlan Sering and her grandfather the famous suspense novelist Darell Brooke are not close. Her grandfather was always consumed with writing his latest book and Kaitlan became involved with drugs and their relationship was severed to the point that they have not spoken in six years. Now Kaitlan at twenty-two years old is drug-free and her life is on track bit she still longs to be reconciled her grandfather who is the only family she has.

In one afternoon Kaitlan’s world is turned upside down and she finds herself in the middle of circumstances worthy of being the plot in one of her Grandfather’s suspense novels. A woman is dead and she is certain that her boyfriend, the police chief’s son, is the murderer. No where else to turn Kaitlan seeks her grandfather’s help, but with his mind muddled from an auto accident two years ago will he be able to help?

This book is a non-stop wild ride that will keep you riveted until the very end. If you love suspense novels you will definitely want to add this book to your collection.

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