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Dark Pursuit
by Brandilyn Collins

Reviewed by Dale Lewis

"...a high octane, quick-paced storyline which makes it difficult to set aside for any length of time."

Brandilyn Collins newest novel, Dark Pursuit, weaves an engaging tale of murder, betrayal, fear and desperate choices.

Novelist Darell Brookes was adored by his fans as the unquestioned “King of Suspense” until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Recluse and bitter, he wants only one thing: to plot a new novel and regain his lost reputation.

His twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, Kaitlan Sering, was addicted to drugs. After she stole from Darell to feed her habit, he cut her off for good. He didn’t need family to enjoy life!

Yet recently in Kaitlan's town, two women have been murdered, and after coming home early from work she has discovered the third in her small apartment.

Utterly frantic, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. Surely he'll devise a plan to trap the crafty and deceitful killer even if his mind is fuzzy and muddled. Would he even dare to use Kaitlan's plight to become the stunning answer to the illusive plot he seeks?

The clear and early “coming out” of the killer in Dark Pursuit is a new element in her novels. It then becomes a “cat and mouse” game to see who ultimately wins in a face-to-face showdown.

Her in-depth descriptions into the criminal mindset are indeed downright eerie and will stir an uneasiness within. As always, the attention to details and her succinct use of descriptions is what makes reading Collins stories such a delight!

The redemption aspect to the storyline is not overplayed. Darell, even with his lack of focus, begins to understand the need for healing and reaching out to his lost daughter and granddaughter. Kaitlan, out of this traumatic experience, cries out to a God who she knows loves her unconditionally and slowly begins to see her life being rebuilt.

Dark Pursuit is a high octane, quick-paced storyline which makes it difficult to set aside for any length of time. This stand-alone novel follows her hit Kanner Lake series.

Dale Lewis now mans the front desk at the EFCA (The Evangelical Free Church of America) National Office in Minneapolis, MN. He was the graphic designer/pre-press production artist for over twelve years before being asked to step into this new role. Prior to that, he was the publications manager at his alma mater, Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN in the public relations office as well as the adviser to the college’s yearbook. He's a director/actor/writer for the Hope Church (Oakdale, MN) adult drama worship team and was the senior editor of the church newsletter. He's also written two collections of poetry, “Whispers of Assurance” and “On Life: Constant Communion Without Ceasing” as well as a devotional entitled “Eternal Education.” He and his family live in Oakdale, Minnesota.