November 5, 2008

Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins

I received the ARC of Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins and for the most part enjoyed it. It's a quick read and the plot is fairly intriguing.

Dark Pursuit is the story of a washed-up, worn-down famous suspense thriller novelist and his granddaughter. Though he has an estranged relationship with her, she comes to him when she finds a dead body in her apartment. The rest of the book the two of them and his editor-turned-nurse try to figure out how to catch the killer without going to the cops, as all the evidence will point to the granddaughter.

This is a decently enjoyable book for a light read (though most of my light reads don't involve murder!). The downside was that I didn't appreciate how Christianity seemed to be shoved onto the story awkwardly. It's not that I don't think Christianity is relevant, I just don't know that it was redeeming in the story. Really, I think you could substitute any religious system in its place and the story would still have worked.

This giveaway is now closed. I'll leave comments open for book discussion.

28 comments:

  1. This one sounds interesting Put my name in the contest please

    florida982002@yahoo dot com

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  2. It sounds interesting, although I'm chuckling at the idea that the first thing I'd do when I find a dead body in my house is run to an estranged family member. I'm sure there's a logical reason for that, though. I love a good mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway--sounds like an interesting book-maybe a little odd, but I would still love to check it out.

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  4. I feel like anyone who's ever had an editor must scoff at the idea of an editor-turned-nurse, but just the kind of whacky development that kind of makes me interested. I could definitely use a fun, light read. Thanks for the chance at winning!

    boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Seems interesting. Please enter me.

    vbarto(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  7. This sounds interesting... Thanks for the giveaway!

    screamingicecube at bellsouth dot net

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  8. hmmmm.... interesting! Please enter my name! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I just love suspense thrillers!
    I'd love to read this one.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  10. Will you please count me in? Thanks!
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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  11. I would love to win this book. Thanks!

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  12. Sounds different but I could use some light reading that isn't a funky romance. I can't picture finding it amusing.

    http:megkinsella.wordpress.com

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  13. kiss-of-paradise at hotmail dot com

    want this!

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  14. I am a mystery junkie! I am also curious to see how Christianity is used in this book. Please enter me in your drawing for this book. Many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  15. Hmm ... I'm a fan of Christian fiction ... and I'm a fan of non-Christian fiction. Now I'm curious to read this and find out which it is. :)

    Thanks for the chance

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  16. I'm always up for a good mystery. I'm in.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  17. I'm an equal opportunity reader...as long as it's a good book, I'm in!

    dlcwin[at]gmail.com

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  18. Definitely an odd (and almost youthful-sounding) plot. But heck, I love to read, and if I can win a book, I'll definitely read it. And then pass it on. If you pick me, you can reach me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  20. Thank you for having this. I would love to win. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  21. I would love to read this book. Thanks.

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  22. i think that this sounds like a really interesting book.

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(doT)com

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  23. ok might be interesting...mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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  24. This sounds like an interesting book. I would love to win it. garrettsambo@aol.com

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