This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dark Justice
B&H Books (October 1, 2013)
Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline “Don’t forget to b r e a t h e . . .”® Brandilyn’s first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn’s awards for her novels include the ACFW Carol Award (three times), Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice.

Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). The Writer magazine named Getting into Character one of the best books on writing published in 2002.

When she’s not writing, Brandilyn can be found teaching the craft of fiction at writers’ conferences.

Learn more about Brandilyn and her books on her Website.


If I’d had any idea what those words would mean to me, to my mother and daughter, I’d have fled California without looking back.

While driving a rural road, Hannah Shire and her aging mother, who suffers from dementia, stop to help a man at the scene of a car accident. The man whispers mysterious words in Hannah’s ear. Soon people want to kill Hannah and her mother for what they “know.” Even law enforcement may be involved.

The two women must flee for their lives. But how does Hannah hide her confused mother? Carol just wants to listen to her pop music, wear her favorite purple hat, and go home. And if they turn to Hannah’s twenty-seven- year-old daughter, Emily, for help, will she fall into danger as well?

Pressed on all sides, Hannah must keep all three generations of women in her family alive. Only then does she learn the threat is not just to her loved ones, but the entire country . . .

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Dark Justice, click HERE.



Dark Justice is an intense and fast-paced novel that chronicles how quickly one’s life can change due to one small decision. Surprisingly the story covers a very short time span in the lives of Hannah Shire and her mother who are drawn into a terrifying fight for their lives just because they stopped to help an accident victim. Before it is over, Hannah’s daughter Emily is also in danger. As they race against time, Hannah is determined to protect her fragile and confused elderly mother but she no longer knows who she can trust – not even law enforcement. Events described in Dark Justice are all the more frightening because of the very real possibility that something similar could easily take place in our future.

Dark Justice  is just one more indication that Brandilyn’s books consistently live up to her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. With well developed characters, a plot that allows nearly no time to stop for a breath Dark Justice is just right for lovers of contemporary suspense. Peppered with frequent quotes from scripture by Hannah’s mother, the reader is encouraged that no matter how bad things look, God is still in control.

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