Saturday, July 13, 2013

Crimson Eve

Title:  Crimson Eve (Kanner Lake #3)
Author:  Brandilyn Collins
Pages:  336
Year:  2007
Publisher:  Zondervan
                Can you say heart-pumping action?  This third book in the Kanner Lake Series will grab a hold of your attention and not let go until the last page is turned.  This story only has a few scenes in Kanner Lake, but focuses on one of the residents, Carla Radling.
                Carla Radling has been hiding in Kanner Lake for 10 years.  No one knows anything about her past and that’s the way she likes it.  She has a client interested in some real estate, so she agrees to meet him one evening at the property to take a walk through.  The next thing she knows he pulls a gun on her, telling her he is a hit man!  She manages to escape and then is on the run.  Why is someone out to kill her?  Why now?  She promised she would never tell her secret and she has kept her promise.  Carla can’t go to her friends or the police as the hit man knows all about them and has threatened to kill them if Carla asks them for help.  She starts driving with no real destination in mind.
                While on the run, Carla relives her painful memories from a time when she was 16 years old and wanted to be somebody because her mom always told her she was nothing.  Note:  There is a recounting of a scene where two people are in a sexual situation.  No specific details are mentioned, but I did want to make readers aware of this. Carla feels God is punishing her for her choices made so long ago.  What is she going to do now?  She can’t outrun the hit man forever, and he won’t give up.  Should she go to the police and/or the press and tell them the whole sordid story?  Her life will be ruined along with a lot of other peoples’ lives.  Will she learn about the God of forgiveness and ask Him for the same?
                The dialogue is snappy and quick and sometimes humorous.  The tension and suspense will keep you spellbound.  The plotline has some surprising twists and turns.  I enjoyed seeing characters from the previous two books appear again in this third book.  I can’t wait to start reading the fourth book in the series, Amber Morn.  I highly recommend this book and this entire series.  Brandilyn knows how to write to grab the reader’s attention and not let go until the conclusion.  Great story Brandilyn!!
My rating is 4.5 stars.
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