Monday, December 13, 2010

Deceit by Brandilyn Collins-A REVIEW


Joanne Weeks is a skip tracer-someone who looks for deadbeats, a profession worth reading the book to learn more about-and knows that Baxter Jackson killed his wife, who was Joanne's best friend. The investigation stalls until Jackson's second wife turns up dead and frightening events begin to unfold in Joanne's life. Who is the man who jumps in front of her car on a rainy night? Why is he urging her to find Melissa Harkoff, a foster child long gone from the scene? Did someone break into Joanne's home? What does the Jacksons' foster daughter know about Linda Jackson's murder?

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (June 29, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310276446
ISBN-13: 978-0310276449
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for
her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing
crime thrillers have earned her the tagline "Don't forget
to b r e a t h e . . ."® Brandilyn's first book, A Question of
Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995.
Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and
radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows.
Brandilyn's awards for her novels include the ACFW
Book of the Year (three times), Inspirational Readers'
Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice.
Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). The Writer magazine named Getting into Character one of the best books on writing published in 2002.
When she's not writing, Brandilyn can be found teaching the craft of fiction at writers' conferences. She and her family divide their time between homes in the California Bay Area and northern Idaho.

I have always enjoyed every book Brandilyn Collins has ever written and “Deceit” is one of the best. I was very surprised at the ending in this great book. I hate it when half way through a book I discover who the killer is, but this was a surprise to the very end.
This book takes place six years after Joanne’s best friend Linda dies. Joanne blames the death on her friend’s husband, Baxter because of the way he treated her. Then his second wife dies by an accident, but no one wants to look into it because Baxter is everyone’s favorite person in town.
“Deceit” starts out with a Hooded Man that shows up at night, in a thunderstorm, on a winding road, then to make it even better when Joanne finally makes it home after her confrontation with the Hooded Man, she thinks there is someone in her house. Then what makes it ever creepier is the electricity goes out. From the start to the finish “Deceit” will take you on an adrenaline rushing, action packed ride.
I highly recommend “Deceit” to all of my followers who love a great suspenseful, exciting book. This book is very hard to put down and you will read it at one time if you aren’t busy.
Love Brandilyn Collins books!

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Thank you to Zondervan for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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