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Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis from back of book:

Amaryllis, Mississippi, is a scrappy little town of strong backbone and Southern hospitality. A brick-paved Main Street, a park, and a legendary ghost in the local cemetery are all part of its heritage. Everybody knows everybody there, and gossip wafts on the breeze. its people are friendly, its families tight. On the surface Amaryllis seems much like the flower for which it’s named — bright and fragrant.

But the Amaryllis flower is poisonous.

In the past three years five unsolved murders have occurred within the town. All the victims were women, and all were killed in similar fashion in their homes. And just two nights ago — a sixth murder.

Clearly a killer lives among the good citizens of Amaryllis. Now three terrified women are sure they know who he is — someone they love. None is aware of the others’ suspicions. And each must make the heartrending choice to bring the killer down.

But each woman suspects a different man.

My review:

This was my first book by this author and it will not be the last. It was a very suspenseful story and I was guessing about the killer right up until the killer was revealed. What an interesting story line where three women are sure they know the killer and they each suspect a different person.

As a person who doesn’t usually read first person point of view, I wasn’t sure if I would like this book. The author not only tells the story from first person for one women, but for all three of them. For the most part I was pulled into the story because each women had a distinct voice, and the author started each chapter with the name of the character speaking.

I was told that this author would keep me in suspense the entire story and I was not disappointed. This was a book that I had so much trouble putting down because of all the twists and turns. I felt scared for each one of the women because their knowledge made them targets of evil.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

Definitely the suspense. I highly recommend this for those who like on the edge of your seat suspense.

What I didn’t like about this book:

There were a couple of times when I didn’t pay attention to which women was supposed to be speaking and I got confused. Perhaps the women’s voices at those times were not as distinct from one another.

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?  I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves suspense and solving mysteries. Be warned though – this is not a cozy mystery.

Note:  I received this book in a giveaway.  I was not required to give a positive review.  All of the opinions I express here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Brandilyn Collins author website

-Loraine Nunley

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