Sunday, January 17, 2010

Eyes of Elisha by Brandilyn Collins

by Brandilyn Collins

First in the Chelsea Adams Series

The murder was ugly.
The killer was sure no one saw him.
Someone did.

In a horrifying vision, Chelsea Adams has relived the victim's last moments. But who will believe her? Certainly not the police, who must rely on hard evidence. Nor her husband, who barely tolerates Chelsea's newfound Christian faith. Besides, he's about to hire the man who Chelsea is certain is the killer to be a vice president in his company.

Torn between what she knows and the burden of proof, Chelsea must follow God's leading and trust him for protection. Meanwhile, the murderer is at liberty. And he's not about to take Chelsea's involvement lying down.

About the Author:
Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline "Don't forget to b r e a t h e . . ."®  Brandilyn's first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995.

Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn's awards for her novels include the ACFW Book of the Year (three times), Inspirational Readers' Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice.  Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). The Writer magazine named Getting into Character one of the best books on writing published in 2002.

When she's not writing, Brandilyn can be found teaching the craft of fiction at writers' conferences. She and her family divide their time between homes in the California Bay Area and northern Idaho.

My review:
Brandilyn Collins has a very easy to read writing style, but that doesn't mean her books aren't full of twists and turns. I found this book fascinating as I really did not know much about the gift of prophecy, as the main character had. I knew about it from biblical times but not modern day times. As only God can do, while I was reading this book, I was spending time with someone who also has this gift. Fascinating!

You will not figure out the ending of this book until the end of the book. But, at that point you didn't figure it -- the author told you! I am looking forward to reading more of the series!

If you like a good mystery, then this is definitely a book you'll want to get. You'll have to keep yourself from skipping pages so you can get to the end.

I received this book from Brandilyn Collins in exchange for reviewing it.  Thank you!  


patty said...

I like Brandilyn Collins. Glad you reviewed this one.

PJ said...

Hey Gal! Just stopping by to say hi and check in on you. Haven't heard from you in a while.

Have you recuperated from your trip yet?

Love & Prayers,


PJ said...

Helloooo! I'm Back! I was so excited to hear from you, I forgot to thank you for "going to the post office". Haha! You are such a sweetheart. I'll be sending you an e-mail cause I have some questions.

Love ya bunches!