Amber Morn

by | Apr 8, 2008 | Fiction Book Reviews | 0 comments

From the back of the book:

The whole thing couldn’t have taken more than sixty seconds.Bailey hung on to the counter, dazed. If she let go, she’d collapse—and the twitching fingers of the gunman would pull the trigger. The rest of her group huddled in frozen shock.Dear God, help us! Tell me this is a dream . . .The shooter’s teeth clenched. “ Anybody who moves is dead.”
On a beautiful Saturday morning the nationally read “Scenes and Beans” bloggers gather at Java Joint for a special celebration. Chaos erupts when three gunmen burst in and take them all hostage. One person is shot and dumped outside.Police Chief Vince Edwards must negotiate with the desperate trio. The gunmen insist on communicating through the “comments” section of the blog—so all the world can hear their story. What they demand, Vince can’t possibly provide. But if he doesn’t, over a dozen beloved Kanner Lake citizens will die…Amber Morn is the climactic finale to Collins’ widely read Kanner Lake series. All first three titles in the series, Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, and Crimson Eve, were bestsellers. Library Journal placed Crimson Eve on its Best Books of 2007 list, and hailed it the “Best Christian suspense of 2007.”
My two cents worth:
Wow! The first five chapters set the pace for the rest of the book….pulsating. I read it in one day. It moved at the same intensity as the heartbeats of the dozen Kanner Lake citizens who were praying for their lives inside the Java Joint. Once I made it to chapter nine, there was no stopping…I was hooked.

Brandilyn Collins keeps the reader in a constant state of peril. Will good really win out? Who’s going to die next? I thought at first I would get distracted by too many points of view, but Mrs. Collins pulls it off flawlessly. Heart-racing, heart-wrenching, and heart-breaking all rolled up into one novel….and the ending took all the breath from my lungs.

“Oh what tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”


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