February 23, 2012

Review: Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins

In the small southern town of Amaryllis, Mississippi there is a serial killer on the loose. In the past three years there have been five murders. Women of no particular race or age were stabbed in the neck and left in their closets earning the killer the nickname the Closet Killer.

When a sixth victim is found an unease rolls across the town but for three women in particular it’s not just unease. It’s fear. All three women are positive they know when the Closet Killer is and all three suspect a different man. Cherrie Mae Devine thinks it’s the mayor of Amaryllis, Tully Phillips thinks it’s her husband and Deena Ruckland thinks it’s her brother.

Gone to Ground was my first Brandilyn Collins book. It was a truly gripping suspense story. In most suspense books I can guess who the killer is soon into the book. With Gone to Ground I didn’t figure it out until the chapter it was revealed in. I was sincerely taken by surprise and it was a completely believable ending.

Collins writes memorable characters each with distinct personalities that make them come to life. I loved the way the women come together and begin to lean on each other while working to figure out the truth. I highly recommend this one for anyone who loves a great Christian suspense thriller. You won’t be disappointed.


Nora said...

Sounds like it's right up my alley! Thanks for this interesting review!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy Brandilyn Collins' novels. She does such a great job creating lifelike characters and complicated plots. Cherrie Mae was my favourite character in this one.

MonieG said...

She was my favorite too!