Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I’m reviewing Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins at Smexybooks

Gone to Ground: A Novel

Gone To Ground by Brandilyn Collins
Mystery Thriller Fiction
March 1, 2012
B&H Publishing

Reviewed by Tori

Favorite Quote: “Neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.” -John Milton

The small sleepy little town of Amaryllis, Mississippi is being terrorized by a serial killer dubbed The Closet Killer. Five murders, all older women, killed in the dead of the night with no clues. Everyone is convinced the killer lives among them and that the police aren’t doing enough to find him. When a sixth murder occurs, three woman all believe they know who the killer is. Tully, Cherrie Mae, and Denna each have evidence pointing to someone they know and they must decide how far they are willing to go to protect them…even if it means letting an innocent man take the fall.

Gone To Ground is a dark southern suspense thriller wrapped in small town prejudices and dark secrets that some would kill to keep hidden. A convoluted plot line, further enhanced by the multiple sub stories, leads us down a winding twisting road as we try to figure out who the killer is. A smooth pace keeps you firmly grounded in Amaryllis while lush descriptions of both the town and it’s residents holds your attention. Humorous interludes forestalls an monotony and lagging in the story. Told in the first person by three protagonists; Ms. Collin has a strong voice that translates well through her characters. These are people you know and can relate to. Ms. Collins presents us with three women, all in different stages of life. Similar to the three fates, these woman hold the key to the murders and the town’s survival in their hands.



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