Brandilyn Collins - Author of Dark Pursuit

I first became aware of Brandilyn Collin’s work when her suspense novel, Eyes of Elisha, was published by Zondervan in 2001. That book provided an exciting revelation for me. Christian fiction could cross over into any genre. It wasn’t confined to prairie romances, historicals, or stories of spiritual warfare.

Since then, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and knowing Brandilyn through the American Christian Fiction Writers of America (ACFW). She’s a warm, witty, and generous woman.

Brandilyn’s humor can bring a smile to anyone’s face. If you were to meet without being aware of her work, you’d never suspect that she’s known for seatbelt suspense. There are people who admit to not reading her novels before going to bed at night out of fear they won’t sleep.

I just finished reading her latest release, Dark Pursuit. Wow! What a page turner. From the first page until the last, you live the story. Brandilyn’s writing allows you to experience what the characters are doing, thinking, and feeling – only you won’t physically bleed!

Although known as a Christian fiction author, Brandilyn doesn’t hit the reader over the head with preaching or teaching. Instead, she weaves a subtle spiritual thread into her work.

If you enjoy books that keep you on the edge of your seat, read Dark Pursuit. This story won’t disappoint you with its relentless twists and turns. And as Brandilyn would say, “Don’t forget to breathe . . .”

Back cover copy . . .

Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspense—until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Two years later, reclusive and bitter, he wants one thing: to plot a new novel and regain his reputation.

Kaitlan Sering, his twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, once lived for drugs. After she stole from Darell, he cut her off. Now she’s rebuilding her life. But in Kaitlan’s town two women have been murdered, and she is about to discover a third. She’s even more shocked to realize the culprit is her boyfriend, Craig, the police chief’s son.

Desperate, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. For over forty years, Darell Brooke has lived suspense. Surely he’ll devise a plan to trap the cunning Craig.

But can Darell’s muddled mind do it? And—if he tries—with what motivation? For Kaitlan’s plight may be the stunning answer to the elusive plot he seeks . .


Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense, is the best-selling author of Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Eyes of Elisha, and other novels. She and her family divide their time between the California Bay Area and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Visit her website at and her blog at

Happy Reading!



  1. Dawn, thank you so much. I appreciate the review, and I'm glad you enjoyed Dark Pursuit!

    Blessings, ~ Brandilyn

  2. You're welcome! My pleasure!


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