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Number of Pages: 302
Vendor: Christian Writer'S Guild
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Thirty-four-year-old Delanie Miller has fled her dark past and is now settled into a quiet life in small-town Redbud, 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. She can hunt down evidence and speak out publicly against the chief only at great risk of her own exposure. But how can Delanie, who suffered such injustice in her past, keep silent now? She must find a way to uncover the real murderer yet save the life she's created the deceit-ridden life that will forever distance her true self 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 to reinvent her present but at what cost to her future?
Rachael Merritt5 Stars Out Of 5wonderful,riveting suspense read/plus audio reviewOctober 27, 2014Rachael MerrittQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5SidetrackedSidetracked by Brandilyn Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
BOOK DESCRIPTION- 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 pastfrom 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 chiefonly at great risk of her own exposure. But after suffering such injustice in own her past, how can she keep silent now? Delanie must find a way to uncover Claras murderer yet save the life shes created for herselfthe deceit-ridden life that will forever distance her from others and God.
With page-turning intensity, Sidetracked hurtles between Delanies trauma in Redbud and the chaos of her past. Those experiences forced Delanie to reinvent her presentbut at what cost to her future?
My REVIEW- WOW! I finished this book in one afternoon. This read grabs ones attention from the very beginning and reading it is like a train going down hill, you can't stop. The read never slows down and just keeps one on the ride. Delanie is a lovable character that for whom I felt much empathy. After all, what choices were really available to her? I was frustrated that she wouldn't tell her friends the truth, but it kept thinking, what does anyone do in such circumstances. Having seen numerous stories quite a few years back about many who were falsely accused and imprisoned due to a crime scene specialist lying about DNA evidence, I know justice isn't always served. This story reminds me that a God writes our life story, and he gives us the grace and faith to make it through each day and year. Wonderful suspense story, highly recommend! Another five star read this year!
AUDIO. Sidetracked audio book is a great mystery story. The voice does a good job of building the tension. I haven't listened to an audio book in a long time. This really is a neat way of " reading" a book. The murder mystery is wonderful and definitely full of suspense and emotion. I seem to prefer a man's voice for audio, however. Higher pitched voices are not my forte. So while I enjoyed the story, I did wish that a man had read it. I will say here that I have severe sensitive heating, but a lower pitched voice is and always has been what I prefer. Don't let that stop you from this wonderful suspenseful story. It's wonderfully written, and the audio version does a good job of building the mystery. This is a not to be missed story!
I was given this book through bookfun.org for my honest opinion which I have given.
Alice BostaterNCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5SidetrackedOctober 23, 2014Alice BostaterNCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleLoved this book. Love all Colleen Cobles books. Always great suspense and mystery.
Joan K. LandisPerkiomenville, PAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Difficult to put down.September 25, 2014Joan K. LandisPerkiomenville, PAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Another great suspense novel from Brandilyn Collins. I try not to miss reading any of her books because they never disappoint the mystery lover in me. Great characters and plot that keeps you guessing until the end. Delanie Miller is faced with keeping herself safe or speaking up for an innocent young man. Faith issues are intertwined with her life choices. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery.
loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book!September 9, 2014loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Brandilyn Collins is an author you want to read if you like suspenseful mysteries. She is the queen of them. Sidetracked is no disappointment. This book revolves around a girl's past coming back to haunt her. In the end she has to decide how she is going to deal with it. Brandilyn has a way keeping you on the end of your seat. I will continue to read her books as fast as she writes them.
I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
kingsdaughter1611ILAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good Suspense Story from a Great Author!August 18, 2014kingsdaughter1611ILAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Suspense is probably one of my favorite genres. I enjoy following a good mystery and trying to figure out who the bad guy is and why they did it. So when I received Sidetracked, I waited until I knew I would have a full day to read it. Needless to say, I still stayed up late to finish it:)
This story goes back and forth from a woman who is in her 30's and back to a girl in her teens. I really don't care for novels written in this way but I liked this book and the mystery well made up for that aspect of the story. It opens with Delanie Miller going home from attending a wedding shower for Clara. But on her way home, she stumbles upon a dead body. That of Clara. Delanie is no investigator and definitely not wanting to deal with another dead body in her life. Yep, you heard me right. This isn't the first time she has had to deal with a murder. The first time just happened to be her mother. And the suspect/convict was her.
I have to say my absolute favorite character in this book was Andy, Delanie's boyfriend. I was so waiting for him to just take off and leave her. After all, it happens enough in real life I just didn't expect him to stick up for her against his parents. But I loved his character and his values. I will admit I knew about halfway through who the bad guy was. I just didn't know all the details or why. And I wasn't sure who the person was that killed Clara. I was pretty sure off the bat that it wasn't Billy, but not quite positive:) And that is what makes this a page-turner that will have you staying up nights to figure it out. If you like a good mystery, you won't want to miss this one!!
I received a copy of this book for my review purposes. All thoughts are 100% mine.