Jun 192010
 

Today Free from BN.com
Violet Dawn, Brandilyn Collins

I’ve not read it yet but here is the synopsis from BN.com:
As a shy newcomer in the tiny tourist community of Kanner Lake, Idaho, Paige Williams is already considered reclusive by the gregarious standards of the village. But townspeople don’t realize that Paige is fleeing a past so damaging that when she discovers a dead body, she dispenses with the evidence and hides the truth rather than go to the police, whom she mistrusts. With this opener, Collins (Dead of Night) spins a tale of murder in a smalltown with an added twist of Christian faith, which is lightly handled. The writing is competent for the most part, with false notes occurring in some formal and stilted dialogue and Collins’s penchant for overusing dramatic similes (“her heart drummed like the rataplan of rain on a roof”). One real strength is Collins’s skill in handling multiple points of view and time shifts, which flow easily together and advance the plot. Short chapterlets keep the story moving, particularly in the fast-paced final third of the novel, and Collins throws in some interesting details of police procedure and crime scene investigation. Some characters, like the town’s tough-but-tender police chief, are beautifully developed, while others, such as the monologues and predictability of the villain, are flat. In all, however, this is a promising and entertaining beginning to the Kanner Lake series. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

I here it’s free at Amazon, too. Click here

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  4 Responses to “Free ebook: Violet Dawn, Brandilyn Collins”

  1. I wish I enjoyed Ebooks as there are so many of them available for free. I'm still a print and paper kind of guy though and just don't see that changing.

  2. I thought so too – until I got my Nook.

    FYI – if you get a cover it feels like a book. Then the only thing you have to get used to is not flipping to the back or back to the front. It's still easy but it's different.

    I love being able to bookmark as I read. You know those things you just KNOW you're going to want to read again…

  3. I saw this.

    I agree Gina.

    You're life changes with a eBook reader.
    Sure I prefer paper, but you can not beat all the super cool free books you can score with an eReader.

  4. not only the free ones – but leaving the house is so much lighter!

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