Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Exposure by Brandilyn Collins - MY REVIEW


Someone is watching Kaycee Raye. But who will believe her? In Kaycee’s newspaper column she’s known for writing of her paranoia and fears. Is the new danger real—or is she going crazy? In this story of terror, twists, and desperate faith, the startling questions pile high. But Kaycee’s descent to answers proves even more frightening.

When your worst fear comes true. Someone is watching Kaycee Raye. But who will believe her? Everyone knows she’s a little crazy. Kaycee’s popular syndicated newspaper column pokes fun at her own paranoia and multiple fears. The police in her small town are well aware she makes money writing of her experiences. Worse yet, she has no proof of the threats. Pictures of a dead man mysteriously appear in her home—then vanish before police arrive. Multisensory images flood Kaycee’s mind. Where is all this coming from? Maybe she is going over the edge. High action and psychological suspense collide in this story of terror, twists, and desperate faith. The startling questions surrounding Kaycee pile high. Her descent to answers may prove more than she can survive.


I have been a fan of Brandilyn Collins’ sork for years, and I think her latest book, Exposure, blends a bit of style from several previous works. (notice I said style, not story lines!) There is the element of small-town, troubled family life similar to the Bradleyville novels. She uses a bit of the heightened mental awareness and paranoia from the Elisha books. And all of these things are tied together with heart-pounding fear, a nameless, faceless evil, and a desperate cry to God – albeit not a personal Savior – for help and deliverance – similar to the Kaner Lake books.

Exposure is a nice blend of everything Brandilyn does best – including twisting the end of the story in so many directions you find yourself rather gape-mouthed by the end of the book. And, as always, I never guessed the bad guy despite my list of suspects. However, I came closer this time than I ever have before! That’s progress!

I enjoyed Brandilyn’s exploration of fear and the paralyzing power it exercises in many lives – in many ways. The fear of illness and death, the fear of being alone, the fear of being watched and hunted – all of these touch our lives in one way or another and to varying degrees. Brandilyn ups the ante in her method of exploration and throws in a healthy dose of good old fashioned paranoia to create another title deserving of her identifying genre; seatbelt suspense! Are you ready for another wild ride? Pick up your copy of Exposure today!


Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense™, is the bestselling author of Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Eyes of Elisha, and other novels. She and her family divide their time between the California Bay Area and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Visit her website at and her blog at Or visit her website:


Mocha with Linda said...

Great review, friend! I made myself wait to read yours until mine was posted just so I wouldn't be unintentionally influenced. LOL

Carmen said...

One can hardly go wrong with Brandilyn's books. Great mystery writer, and I also liked Color the Sidewalk for Me.