The winner is #5- Amy! Congratulations!!
My head was buried in this book all weekend. I could not put it down. You all know how much I love a good mystery and Gone to Ground was a great one. Over the past three years, six women have been brutally murdered in the small town of Amaryllis, Mississippi. People are terrified and suspicious of everyone. Three women think they know who the killer is- but each one suspects a different man.
Deena, Tully and Cherrie Mae reminded me of characters in the book, The Help. They are Southern women on a mission. Cherrie Mae was my favorite. 5 feet tall and 62 years old, she heads up this team of women determined to do what the local police have not- solve the mystery. She cleans houses for a living- including the mayor's. She stumbles across something in his home one day while dusting that chills her to the bone. 20 year old Tully is due to have a baby any day. Her life would be lovely if she wasn't married to an abusive man. He also may be cheating on her. To make matters even worse, her husband is out late one night and she finds blood on a door handle the next day. Where did it come from? She is beyond vulnerable but determined to do the right thing. Deena is a hair dresser with a brother who has special needs. He comes to her one night with blood covering his clothes. What is going on??
Gone to Ground had me in it's grasp and would not let go until I read the last page. It was suspenseful and the main characters were believable and endearing (always important to me!). Brandilyn Collins also includes God in her stories along with prayer. Cherrie Mae, Tully and Deena look to the Lord for direction and safety. I don't believe I've ever read a mystery that gives God the credit He is due. It was refreshing! Brandilyn Collins has now been added to my favorites and I cannot wait to read more of her books!
About Brandilyn Collins:
Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is a three-time American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award Winner and has also received Inspirational Reader’s Choice and Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice honors. Brandilyn and her family have homes in California and Idaho.
Read an excerpt of Gone to Ground here.
Do you love mysteries? Would you like to read Gone to Ground? It would make an incredible beach/vacation read! PR by the Book has generously given me a copy for one of my readers!
Here is what you need to do:
#1- Leave a comment on this post telling me the name of your favorite mystery and/or favorite mystery author.
#2- Let me know if you are a follower of my blog for a second entry. (Please leave a separate comment.)
That's all! Good luck! Giveaway ends next Monday, the 28th!
*I was given a copy of Gone to Ground from PR by the Book in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*