Saturday, January 07, 2006

Brandilyn Collins, Web of Lies~ reviewed

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Zondervan

February 1, 2006
Language: English
ISBN: 0310251060

Reviewed by Gina Holmes

Ms. Collins' first two novels, Eyes of Elisha & Dread Champion, featured Chelsea Adams, a Christian whom God speaks to through visions.

Brandilyn's Hidden Faces Series' heroin is a forensic artist named Annie. Collins brings these two ladies together in her suspense novel, Web of Lies.

Chelsea gets a vision from God, a frightening scene~someone locked in a dark room filled with spiders.

She feels a burden to contact forensic artist Annie to draw the face she saw in this vision. The women's lives interweave and the roller-coaster ride begins.

This story is told in an unusal manner, third person from Chelsea's point of view, first person from Annie's.
A strong and believable faith message is ever present as both heroins seek God for His guidance and help.

I had recently read Collins', Dead of Night, so I fully expected the ending of Web of Lies to have a twist I didn't see coming, and Brandilyn did not disappoint. Her writing is tight, and the story is full of twists, turns and surprises.

I recommend Web of Lies to mystery, suspense and thriller lovers.

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