by Brandilyn Collins
-From the back cover-
When you live a lie for so long, it becomes a
part of you. Like clothing first rough and
scratchy, it eventually wears down, thins out.
Sinks into your skin.
THIRTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD DELANIE MILLER has fled her dark past and is now settled into a quiet life in small-town Kentucky. She has friends, a faux “family” who lives in her house, and a loving boyfriend who may soon ask her to marry him. Her aching dream of a husband and future children are about to come true. But protecting this life of promise means keeping a low profile and guarding the truth of her past – from everyone.
The town's peace is shattered when Delanie's friend, Clara, is murdered, and Delanie finds her body. The police chief quickly zeroes in on Billy King, a simple-minded young man whom Delanie knows would never hurt Clara. Delanie can hunt down evidence and speak out publicly against the chief – only at great risk of her own exposure, But after suffering such injustice in her own past, how can she keep silent now? Delanie must find a way to uncover Clara's murderer yet save the life she's created for herself – the deceit-ridden life that will forever distance her from others and God.
With page-turning intensity, Sidetracked hurtles between Delanie's trauma in Redbud and the chaos of her past. Those experiences forced Delanie reinvent her present – but at what cost to her future?
This Book earned a 4 Bark rating.
Brandilyn Collins has become the go-to name for people that love murder/suspense stories, kind of like a Christian CSI in book form. And for good reason, she pulls her readers in and doesn't let them go until the last page, even then it's a maybe. You will find yourself peering around corners for awhile, because you never know where a killer might be lurking after all.
One of the most fascinating parts of this book is the style of storytelling. Half the book is from the first-person perspective of Delanie and the other half is looking back at Laura's story. The past and the present are intertwined and who knows what consequences will follow.
So far, out of the ones I have read, I'd think that Sidetracked is my favorite Brandilyn Collins book. Sidetracked reminded me why I liked her writing and now I am eagerly awaiting more.
Don't miss the excitement, danger, romance, and mystery!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Sidetracked by Brandilyn Collins a 4 Bark rating.
Paperback: 301 pages
Publisher: Christian Writers Guild (May 1, 2014)
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