|Gone to Ground
By Brandilyn Collins / B&H Books
Amaryllis, Mississippi, resembles the flower for which it’s named—bright with southern hospitality. But poison lurks in its center. A serial killer is responsible for five unsolved murders. And now the blood of a sixth stains the town. Three terrified women are sure they know who the perpetrator is—but they all suspect a different man. Who’s right?
My Review: When you read books by some authors you know there will be certain elements to the story. It doesnâ€™t necessarily make the story less entertaining, in that these authors generally add twists and turns the keep you engaged. HOWEVER, I must say there is nothing predictable about a Brandilyn Collinsâ€™ book. Actually I take that back, there is one thing that is predictable, itâ€™s going to be a wild ride from beginning to end! To date Iâ€™ve read ten of her books and each one offer an exciting an unique storyline, Gone to Ground is no exception.
In this story you find a quiet southern town with its very serial killer, one who has been very careful not to make a mistake. With the discovery of the sixth victim, three women find damning evidence identifying the killer. When the police make an arrest, one is devastated and the other two are confused. As they begin to open up to one other they realize they each suspect a different man. They then join forces to determine the identity of the killer.
One of the things that made this such an engaging story is that the author writes it from the perspective of each of our heroine. How each of them interpret the events around them. The relationship that develops between them is also touching and yet real.
As a typical Brandilyn Collinsâ€™ book, the action is fast paced and well-done. She does a great job of keeping you guessing on who the killer is, though if youâ€™re a hard core mystery person you may start to suspect the identity of the killer before he is finally revealed.
If you are a Brandilyn Collinsâ€™ fan already you wonâ€™t be disappointed with this story. If you are new to this author you will enjoy her work if you enjoy murder mysteries. I would say her descriptions of the murder scene are not as graphic as a Steve James, but if you are a visual person you will have no trouble imaging the scene.
I did receive this book from the publisher through Netgalley.com however, the opinions are mine.