Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Brandilyn Collins's Exposure~ Reviewed
by Brandilyn Collins
Published by Zondervan
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.
Before you finish this book you will trade the seatbelt in for a harness. The author keeps you on the edge of your seat as each scene is played out. The characters face situations that have the reader wondering what is coming next. Not for the faint of heart! Brandilyn Collins certainly is a master of suspense.
Ginger Aster -- Suwanee, GA
Collins' no-nonsense and perfectly honed voice harmonizes with broken and needy characters, hope, and full-on tension in Exposure. Kaycee's story wends throughout this novel, intersecting with another story that hints and then screams of a conclusion that will tie the two together.
Kaycee, a recovering fearful person, faces a relapse after a friend faces the worst possible fear and loses. Kaycee discovers that the "healing" she thought she'd found was just her many fears talked into dormancy. As she begins to see and hear things, her imagination takes over making even she question her sanity. All told in Collins' strong, to-the-point narrative in multiple points of view.
Tense and almost unrelenting until the conclusion which leaves an opening for more stories involving Kaycee. I read it in bits and pieces until I just had to stay and finish it during a lazy afternoon marathon. Collins fans should not be disappointed.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer