Sidetracked by Brandilyn Collins

Rating: 4-Star
Genre: Mystery and Suspense
ASIN: B00JDOC0WU
File Size: 1816 KB
ISBN-10: 0578137062
ISBN-13: 978-0578137063
Pages: 312

Sidetracked by Brandilyn Collins starts off with “In the beginning comes the end.” This suspenseful fast read is about Delanie Miller who sees a hooded person in the bushes when she finds her friend Clara’s body. She is hesitant to call for help. Years of fear, pain, and loneliness tumbled into her head, and we get our first glimpse of  Delanie’s dark secret.

Written in the first person, the story moves quickly. Delanie chooses to defend Billy King who is wrongfully accused of the murder. Her decision to do so puts her at risk. Even though she fears exposure, it is because of her past that Delanie is driven to see justice for Billy.

Unaware that this was a Christian book, I was disappointed when Ms. Collins uses the Lord, like a deus ex machina, to save Delanie. With a little effort, I am sure she could have written a more convincing ending.