01 March 2012

Brandilyn Collins' new release reviewed by Marian Baay


Gone to Ground 
by Brandilyn Collins

Reviewed by Marian Baay

Five stars *****

In this novel Brandilyn Collins takes us to Amaryllis a little town in Mississippi where everybody knows everybody. And everybody knows what the other is doing. But nobody knows who ‘The Closet Killer’ is. Three women think they know who he is, but each woman suspects a different man.

The Closet Killer has murdered five women in the past three years. They were all stabbed with a knife in their neck and were found in their bedroom closet. Now a sixth woman was found murdered.
Three women are convinced that the man they know has murdered this last victim. Cherrie Mae thinks one of her clients did it. Deena thinks her brother did it. Tully thinks her husband did it. They all have believable arguments to think that the man they know is the killer.

The women get together and learn from each other that all three men have a motive to have murdered this last victim. Together they try to figure out who the real killer is.

Gone to Ground is a gripping page-turner. The story was very well written. I loved to read each woman’s thoughts and their own manner of speech. This made the characters more real to me.
Usually I figure out pretty soon who the bad guy is, but not this time. I had not guessed who the killer was. 


Good job, Brandilyn!


Brandilyn Collins's books are available through Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and other book stores.



GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week’s contest.  Drawing will be late Saturday.  Your choice of this author’s books, choice of format.

43 comments:

  1. WHO could pass up a book by Brandilyn? Love the premise of this book. Three women, three culprits? Count me in!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  2. Hi Linda, thanks for your comment. I'm sure you'll love this book!

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  3. Wonderful review Marian. I picked up "Over the Edge" yesterday at the library, can't wait to start that one. Then after reading this review I really want to read this one. I love a good suspenseful novel! :)

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  4. Teresa, you can't go wrong with this book at all! It is a page turner, though you may lose sleep when you can't put it down.

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  5. Teresa, I hope you'll like Over the Edge! Let me know what you think.
    I also love to read a good suspense novel once in a while.

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  6. Jen, so good to hear that you loved this book too! Did you stay up late to finish reading it?

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  7. I believe I did stay up late...I know I read most of the book in a day :)

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  8. A new book by Brandilyn should never be passed up. I'm in the drawing!

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  9. Great review. I am a Brandilyn Collins fan and Gone to Ground really sounds terrific. Add me please!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  10. Marian, thanks so much for your reviews of Over the Edge and Gone to Ground. And thanks to the rest of you for your kind words about my books. :]

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  11. The cover on this is fabulous! Thanks again for the wonderful review, Marian!

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  12. I love Brandilyn's books, and can't wait to read this one. Sign me up, please!!!

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  13. Oops forgot my e-mail.... lisabuffaloe @ livingjoyfullyfree.com

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  14. Thank you all for the comments! :)

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  15. Nobody writes suspense like Brandilyn does. Please add my name to the drawing.
    I enjoyed your review. Thanks for sharing!
    Jackie
    joyfuljel(at))gmail(dot)com

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  16. I love Brandilyn's books Would love to read her new one. Please add my name.
    ldwrncpn@comcast.net

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  17. Thanks Jackie, you're entered. And Lori, too!

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  18. Love Branilyn's books. Her cover is very eye catching. Let me win, let me win. (kathrynbain@comcast.net)

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  19. Kathy, welcome to OTT! I can very well see why you love Brandilyn's books so much! LOL! If I may put in a plug here for Kathy's book, it is a suspense called "Breathless" and it is available on Amazon! It is also awaiting me on my Kindle.

    Marian, if you keep up with these good reviews you are surely going to turn me into a suspense lover. This book sounds great, and the trailer is awesome!

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  20. sounds like a good suspense. my teen daughter loves suspense books. thanks for chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. Hi, apple blossom! Here's hoping for a win for you AND your daughter! :)

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  22. Wow! You read that fast! Ok, I am buying this book if I don't win and it's because YOU couldn't figure out the killer! Not too many stump us suspense aficionados, so I am beyond curious now.
    That was a good word I used to describe us too, huh? :o)

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  23. LOL Anne, I can only guess that you used the right word. I have never heard of it. I'll have to check the dictionary. :))

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  24. I can't believe I've never read a Brandilyn Collins book! OF all the hunderds of books I read. Looks like I really need to start with this one. I'm like Anne, I'm gonna have to buy this one if I don't win it!!
    This is my kind of book!
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953(at)yahoo.com

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  25. I live in a small town and can't imagine something like that happening here! I'd really enjoy this. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  26. I have been wanting to read one of Brandilyn's books and this one sounds very good. I love a good suspense novel and this one has me intrigued. Please sign me up for your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity! My email address: triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

    God's Blessings,
    Lori

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  27. I hope you all get a chance to read your first Brandilyn Collins novel. And I'm pretty sure you will soon be ordering her other books, too!

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  28. I have loved Brandilyn's work for years! Can't wait to read her newest one!

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  29. Welcome, Sonya! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  30. Thank you for the entry! I would love a chance at winning Brandilyn's book...enjoyed the review of it and it sounds really good. I'm not a blogger, but enjoy the few I subscribe too.
    Love finding new authors and the comments others post about their books. Have a great evening.

    Sandee61
    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  31. hi Sandee, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to write a comment!

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  32. Sure hope I get this in on time. This is undoubtedly one very good read. Brandilyn is a talented writer and have enjoyed her writings before. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win a welcome gift.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  33. well I hope I'm still on time, would love to read this book.
    Marian, I don't think I can go to work any more, have so many books to read :), and you keep pointing out more good books. :)

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  34. Welcome Barbara and Mirjam, you are still on time and will be entered in the drawing! Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Hi All - I told Diana on Facebook that Brandilyn is amazing and I enjoyed meeting her at the ACFW Conference this year. (She suggested I drop a line here.) I wondered if Brandilyn remembered the gal who used her Bible in the Prayer Room, and noted that I was three years old when the Bible was given to her? (Ahem, still sorry about the way we met!) What a gracious and talented author you are, Brandilyn. I hope I bump into you at the conference again in September and will keep reading! : )

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  36. Great interview. Brandilyn is a great writer and would love to read more of her books.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. Hope I am not to late. Have book on my wish list and excited about reading.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Kristy (nice to hear about how you met Brandilyn), Jo and misskallie, welcome to you all! Haven't heard the winner yet, so I think y'all are just in time for the drawing!

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  39. WINNER this week is PAMELA MEYERS as picked by random.org. Congrats, Pam!!!

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  40. Kristy, oh yes, I DO remember very well...

    LOL. Someday that's going into a book.

    Pam--congrats on winning the book!

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  41. I am sure BRANDILYN's character in the book will be very sweet and flattering when she says that KRISTY lol!

    PAM, it is on its way!

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  42. Thanks Ladies - the laugh made my night!

    Brandilyn - I owe you an "I'm sorry, but I'm still laughing" coffee at ACFW this year! : )

    Carrie & Diana - Loving hanging out with both of you on this blog on FB. Keep the awesome posts coming!

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  43. Marian and everyone else - nice to meet you! ; ) Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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