Brink of Death (Hidden Faces #1)
The noises, faint, fleeting, whispered into her consciousness like wraiths passing in the night.
Twelve-year-old Erin Willit opened her eyes to darkness lit only by the dim green nightlight near her closet door and the faint glow of a street lamp through her front window. She felt her forehead wrinkle, the fingers of one hand curl as she tried to discern what had awakened
Erin’s father’s faith during this whole ordeal amazes the nonbeliever Annie and, as she tries to help Erin, she fi...more
Author: Brandilyn Collins
Pages: 422 (large print)
Publisher: Thorndike Press (large print)
I have read some of Brandilyn Collins’ more recent works and enjoyed them, so I thought I would go back and read some of her earlier books. This book is set in California, and the main character is Annie Kingston.
Annie is a divorced mother of two children. Her son is 15 and has begun to hang out with the wrong crowd and do drugs. In an attempt to help h...more
Like the more recent books, this is a well crafted Christian suspense. Collins picks interesting occupations, personalities, and hobbies to add a dimension of interest beyond the plot. Point-of-view is manipulated carefully to help the reader iden...more
When Lisa Willit is killed by an intruder in her home, detectives are left with little evidence. Lisa's daughter Erin saw the killer but is too traumatized to give a description.
Because of her background as a courtroom sketch artist, Lisa's neighbour Annie is asked to question Erin and draw a composite. But she knows little about forensic art and is afraid her lack of experience will do more har...more
I do plan on reading the other books in the series because t...more
This book was really good. It kept me guessing through the whole book. Wasn't as many twist and turns as other books I'd read but still there were some. I felt sorry for Annie and Stephan. I couldn't imagine being like that with my mom. And then Erin seeing what she saw. Can't wait to read the next book in this series. I gave it 3 stars...Would have done 3.5 if we could do half stars...
Mom2 said that these books were great... so I am going to try one more. Hopefully this next one will have something of substance.
Kind of strange (a fantasy), but exciting.
I liked the book. I figured out who it was and why well before the fiftieth page, but that's okay. The only reason I didn't give it a five is because I thought the heroine acted real stupid toward the end of the book. Ladies, if you're ever in danger, and are able to, call the police.
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). She is a sought-after teacher and speaker a...more