Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins (Zondervan) was a great read. It’s supposed to be available December 1, 2008, but Amazon has had it listed as In Stock for weeks now (apparently it started shipping November 7).
From the cover:
Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspense — until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Two years later, recluse 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 …
A page-turner (it’s labeled Christian / Suspense). I found the characters realistic.
The book contains portions of two novels, each being written by one of the story’s characters. I liked how the different works contained in the book were set off by the varying typefaces. Characters who are writers, what could be better?
Read an excerpt.
I’m embarrassed that I hadn’t heard of Collins until reading this book. Based on this book, I would expect that I would have read all of her books — I’m ever on the lookout for this kind of books. I’ll try to remedy that in the new year.