Monday, October 7, 2013

Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins








Title:  Dark Justice
Author:  Brandilyn Collins
Pages:  329
Year:  2013
Publisher:  B&H Publishing Group
There is a reason Brandilyn Collins’ books are part of the Seatbelt Suspense Series…you’ll need to strap yourself in for the ride of your life!  I have read some of this author’s other books and enjoyed them immensely.  This book will not disappoint her fans or any new readers.
This is a contemporary story set in California.  Hannah Shire is a receptionist at a cardiologist’s office during the day, and when she is at home, she is the caretaker for her 82-year-old mother who suffers from dementia.  Hannah has a 27-year-old daughter, Emily, who lives about five hours away and works at a marketing firm, producing videos.  Hannah’s husband died two years ago, but while he was alive he taught Hannah how to use a gun.  This is knowledge she never thought she was need, but out of the blue she finds herself firing a gun at someone.
Hannah and Carol, her mother, are on their way home from a weekend stay at the Ritz Carlton when they happen across a car accident.  Hannah rushes to help the victim, an older man named Morton.  While waiting for the ambulance, Morton tries desperately to tell Hannah something.  He also tells her to be careful and to tell no one what he has said.  After the ambulance takes him away, Hannah and her mother continue home.  Hannah discovers a flash drive in her coat pocket and deduces Morton put it there.  She watches a video on the flash drive, but has no idea what she is seeing.  The FBI shows up on her doorstep, wanting to know what Morton told her.  Hannah becomes suspicious of them, and then the story blasts off.  Readers will be turning the pages so quickly smoke will be coming from their fingertips!
I could not put this book down!  The plot is so well done and draws the reader in from the get-go.  The tension and suspense keep readers on a tightrope, reading furiously to find out how each situation will be resolved.  I really liked the realism of the relationship between Hannah and her mother.  It is heartwarming to read about her retaining the truths of Scripture learned long ago while forgetting current events.  Carol trusted with a childlike faith.  This is just a fantastic story.  I’m so looking forward to see what Brandilyn writes about in her next riveting novel!
My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
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