Brandilyn Collins is a master of suspense and it's no wonder that her tagline for her novels is Seatbelt Suspense. Her latest novel, Deceit, is one wild ride that kept me glued to my seat all day, leaving no time for housework and the like (hey, priorities, you know?!)
One thing that I like about Brandilyn's writing is that it's so easy to follow, she grabs your attention on the first page and you don't ever have a chance to wonder where the book is going or to get bored, this is exciting stuff!
Deceit is two stories that are in different times that flow alongside each other. The current day story takes place in just a couple of days, but the back story takes place in the span of several months. Brandilyn writes in a way that it isn't confusing to switch back and forth between the two (although I hated leaving one to catch up with the other!) This is a perfect read and I applaud Brandilyn for another winner, and for this clean read.
FROM THE BACK COVER:
Sometimes the truth hides where no one expects to find it.
Joanne Weeks knows Baxter Jackson killed Linda—his second wife and Joanne’s
best friend—six years ago. But Baxter, a church elder and beloved member of
the town, walks the streets a free man. The police tell Joanne to leave well
enough alone, but she is determined to bring him down. Using her skills as a
professional skip tracer, she sets out to locate the only person who may be able
to put Baxter behind bars. Melissa Harkoff was a traumatized sixteen-year-old
foster child in the Jackson household when Linda disappeared. At the time
Melissa claimed to know nothing of Linda's whereabouts—but was she lying?
In relentless style, Deceit careens between Joanne's pursuit of the truth—
which puts her own life in danger—and the events of six years' past, when
Melissa came to live with the Jacksons. What really happened in that
household? Beneath the veneer of perfection lies a story of shakeable faith,
choices, and the lure of deceit.
Get to know Brandilyn at her website where you can find out about all of her other fantastic books (I've been a fan for years!)
You can read an excerpt here.
Thanks, Zondervan, for providing this book for review.