Brandilyn Collins is one of my favorite mystery writers. Her first series has always been a favorite and I am hard pressed to pick another mystery series that I like as much as that one. This novel here was good, just nowhere near as good as the others. I found the plot to be a little strange, and the writing was almost disjointed at times. Once you actually get into the story and realize what is going on it is a little bit easier, but at times I wasn't sure who I was reading about or what exactly was going on. I know, part of a mystery, but for some reason it was hard to get into.
*I received a copy of this book from Book Fun in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine.
A great who-done-it! Twists of new information drew me in. Why are so many women dying in Amaryllis, Mississippi? Filled with flawed people, Amaryllis is a town we can all relate to with both feisty and compliant women, as well as hardworking or isolated people. Great character development too.
I figured out who the killer was early on but all the pieces didnt come together until the last quarter of the book. A great pace you wont be able to set aside and a quintessential Southern town made my first read from Brandilyn Collins memorable. I definitely recommend.
I received a complimentary book from Brandilyn Collins and The Book Club Network at bookfun.org in exchange for my honest review.
I was thrilled to get a chance to read a book from this author. The stories are always powerful and have outstanding character development. This book has that and so much more. I hope you are ready to visit a small town in Mississippi. It seems to be the quaint little town that everyone wants to visit. Neighbors are there to help each other and Amaryllis ,Mississippi is full of good old people . But beneath the perfect picture of a small town, is a deep dark secret. Why would a town hide the fact that five women have died and no one seems to know anything? What happened to looking out for your neighbor? I guess the town isn't so sweet and quaint after all.
When the news spreads that the sixth women has been killed in the town, suspicion starts to mount along with the tension among the community. Three women have found evidence that supports three different men as being the killer. Each woman is different and each give their own reasons to suspect someone. When the author brings these three women together, a mystery starts to come to light. Can they find who the killer or killers are? Is their own lives in danger?
Ms. Collins has brought together three women from different backgrounds and given them determination, and an uncanny ability to work with each other. The author writes the book giving us a glimpse of each woman's perspective on the murders. The story flows well and builds to a great ending. It is a great book with a mystery that will have you wanting to read more from this amazing storyteller. Get ready for a thrill ride as you dive into the secrets in a small town .
I received this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
I am a big fan of Brandilyn Collins writings of Christian suspense books.
This book is full of twists and turns in the town of Amaryllis, Mississippi where there is serial killer on the loose.
The story is based on three unique woman main characters who all believe they know who the mystery killer is. They each have a tale to tell about their theories. These character's stories are easy to follow throughout the book. My favorite was Cherrie Mae a house cleaner who is witty and snoopy.
This book is well written and will have you questioning who the killer is and how the mystery will be solved.
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Brandilyn Collins is One of My Favorite Suspense Authors...
October 20, 2015
The small, sleepy town of Amaryllis, MS, suddenly has some action and secrets that terrify the townspeople.Over the course of three years, six women have all been killed with the same modus operandi. All but the last are older, single or widowed women.
With the last murder, the evidence clearly points to the guilty suspect. The problem is, three different women are positive three different men are guilty-- and all have "proof" for a cynical police chief.
I had forgotten why I liked Brandilyn Collins's books so much. Her stories fly swiftly along, as I hang on for dear life at the twists and turns that occur in the already unnerving journey. I love how Collins switches effortlessly between three very different, very complex protagonists to narrate the story. I especially loved her rendition of Cherrie Mae. Although Cherrie Mae doesn't sound well-educated, life with her husband produces literary quotes for any occasion, not to mention the calming influence and faith that wonderful lady possesses. Everyone should be so fortunate to have a Cherrie Mae in his/her life!!
A quotable to live by(and not a literary quote). "You can hold your head high after going on from your mistakes. But you can't hold your head high if you live with those mistakes and never do anything to correct them." (Deena to Tully)
I gratefully received this fast moving page - turner from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.