Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dark Pursuit

Zondervan (December 1, 2008)


Brandilyn Collins


Brandilyn Collins is known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is currently working on her 20th book. For chances to win free copies of her work, join her Fan Club on Facebook. Here’s what Brandilyn has to say about why she wrote Dark Pursuit:

In John Milton’s Paradise Lost Satan’s followers, kicked out of heaven, boast about storming the gates and reclaiming their territory. Beelzebub scoffs at their boasting as merely “hatching vain empires” and suggests a different revengeful scheme: seduce mankind away from God. So Satan visits the Garden of Eden to teach humans the very thing he and his cohorts have learned to be futile—the dark pursuit of hatching their own vain empires instead of following God. He presented man with this “gift” of death, disguised as life. And man fell for it.

Upon this theme of man’s fall and spiritual blindness, I created the characters and events in Dark Pursuit. The story clips along at a fast pace, with much symbolism running underneath.


Dark Pursuit—A twisting story of murder, betrayal, and eternal choices

Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspense—until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Two years later, reclusive and bitter, he wants one thing: to plot a new novel and regain his reputation.

Kaitlan Sering, his twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, once lived for drugs. After she stole from Darell, he cut her off. Now she’s rebuilding her life. But in Kaitlan’s town two women have been murdered, and she’s about to discover a third. She’s even more shocked to realize the culprit—her boyfriend, Craig, the police chief’s son.

Desperate, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. For over forty years, Darell Brooke has lived suspense. Surely he’ll devise a plan to trap the cunning Craig.

But can Darell’s muddled mind do it? And—if he tries—with what motivation? For Kaitlan’s plight may be the stunning answer to the elusive plot he seeks...

Read the first chapter of Dark Pursuit, HERE.


Brandilyn Collins has always possessed a unique ability to climb into the twisted mind of her killers. In her latest stand-alone novel, Dark Pursuit, Collins clever ability shines as never before. The discovery of a dead body in her apartment sends Kaitlyn running to her grandfather. Her grandfather is a famous suspense writer struggling to regain his mental abilities after an accident. As the details of Kaitlyn’s discovery are made known, her grandfather conceives a plot that no one – even those who agree to participate can convince themselves is a good idea. He plans to catch the killer.

But who is the killer?? That is the question! One minute you think you are certain you have the killer named. The next second you change your mind and figure it can’t be so obvious. All along the way you are urging poor Kaitlin to just get out of the crazy grandfather’s house and go to the police – but wait! Maybe the police aren’t exactly trustworthy either. Oh man!!

Dark Pursuit takes you on a wild and twisted ride! I simply devoured this book! But then again, it is Brandilyn Collins after all! As she is want to remind us all, “Don’t forget to breathe!" Pick up a copy for the readers on your list today!

1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

LOL, maybe we didn't initially see the book exactly the same, Kim, but I see we came to the same conclusion!