Leslie Williams hurries out to her car on a typical workday morningand discovers a dead body inside. Why was the corpse left for her to find? And what is the meaning of the message pinned to its chest?In Coral Moon, the senseless murder of a beloved Kanner Lake citizen spirals the small Idaho town into a terrifying glimpse of spiritual forces beyond our world. What appears true seems impossible. Or is it?
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This series of novels is part of Zondervan’s Seatbelt Suspense Series and boy does this novel live up to that title! Readers head back to Kanner Lake, Idaho, approximately one month after the events of the first book in the series, Violet Dawn, have taken place. Leslie Brymes, a young reporter for the Kanner Lake Times, has started receiving presents. She has no idea who they are from and really, really doesn’t want any more. The presents are murdered residents of Kanner Lake. Leslie has no idea why she is receiving these presents, but she is a reporter and she is going to find the murderer. She, along with some other townsfolk, has also been experiencing a sense of evil that is very real. Is it possible that a ghost is killing these people? Her roommate, Paige, who is the main character in the first book of the series, feels like she is a magnet for death and has drawn evil to the town. Is there really something supernatural at work in Kanner Lake? Vince Edwards is the chief of police and is now stretched to his limit. His five-man force is too small to investigate the multiple murders taking place in his small town. His men are working around the clock to protect citizens, collect evidence, question people and solve multiple murders. He doesn’t know how much more he can take, worrying about who will be next. He also has felt an evil presence that unsettles him to say the least. Who or what is killing these innocent women? Is the killing related to the new hotel project being proposed? This is an absolutely riveting story. Be warned…once you start, you won’t be able to put the book down. The chapters are only about 3-4 pages, so readers can quickly flip through to keep the action moving and keep up with the quick-paced plot. I enjoyed the continuation of characters from the first book and hope they will show up in book three of the series, Crimson Eve. The suspense is palpable and the tension runs high throughout the book. The realm of darkness in the supernatural world is shown to be a force to be reckoned with and not something make believe. As some of the characters discover, the power of Jesus is stronger than anything. That is something we all need to remember.
If you want to catch up on Paige Williams and Leslie Brymes and all the other characters in Kanner Lake, I suggest you take another trip to this beautiful area. As you get into town, stop by Bailey's Java Joint for a double shot of expresso to fortify you for the journey through more murders and mayhem with some spooky stuff thrown in, too.
But, know that with Brandilyn Collins's writing, not only will you be frightened out of your wits, but you will also leave the place at peace, knowing that as one character says, "Jesus is stronger than any demons." And that's a good place to be!
Hey! I think I just talked myself into visiting Kanner Lake again by reading Crimson Eve and Amber Moon. See you all there!
If you are faint of heart or spook easily, this book probably isn't for you. I thouroughly enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down. Brandilynn kept me guessing all the way to the end! Yes, this book does deal with demons, ghosts and seances, but I appreciate the biblical way she explains these through her pastor character. I thought the first book in the series, Violet Dawn, was pretty good, but this one knocked my socks off! I'm already halfway through the third one...
I agree with some of the other customer ratings. This should not be listed as a "Christian" novel. I think I will be a lot more careful about purchasing Christian novels through this company. Who edits your books?
Like the book before, it was a great page turner, wondering how everything would work togeather in the end. However, as a Christian novel, I was very dissapointed that the plot stood much on seances, speaking to the dead, ghosts, etc. It's not in the Christian belief at all, and I'm not really impressed that Collins used that practically as a foundation for the novel.
Be prepared to get the willies with this one. A nail biter from begining to end. Reserve a day for yourself too read this book, because once you start you will stay to the end. This book is so thick with suspense you could cut it with a knife. And the next book looks just as exciting.
If you love mystery, intrigue and suspense than hold onto your seat as author Brandilyn Collins gives you a glimpse of the unseen realm of demonic forces and how God places prayer on the hearts of His people even those who question who He is and has everyone looking to the pastor for guidance. Coral Moon is the second book of the authors new series, the first being Violet Dawn all revolve around the sleepy little Town of Kenner Lake. Brandilyn Collins has a way with words so much so that you find yourself not being able to put down this awesome page turner. The characters jump right off the page at you, characters or people you feel you know and become entangled in their lives.If youre new to Brandilyn Collins as this reviewer is youll find yourself wanting to read all ten of her other 3 series of books, while waiting in anticipation as to what is in store next for the people of Kenner Lake in the third book Crimson Eve. Word of advice dont read Coral Moon alone on a dark and stormy night!
Clear your calendar before you even open this book. Brandilyn Collins has woven another spellbinding tapestry of story, suspense and characterization. Book two in the Kanner Lake Series does not disappoint.Leslie Williams strives to be a great journalist. Her role in solving the Edna Sans murder six months ago catapulted her career into new directions. The quiet little mountain vacation spot of Kanner Lake was also catapulted into a grander focus of tourism. Battle lines against change are drawn. Leslie determines to investigate both sides.Her plans alter the morning she walks out to her car and discovers a dead body with a note and a number attached. Her life spirals into a whirlwind of murder and sances as both human and spiritual forces that threaten to destroy her peaceful community and her self-confidence.Brandilyn Collins has created a town in Idaho where you may wish you lived, but not until its solace returns. From the first sentence you will be hooked. Be sure to leave a light on, because things happen in the night. And, if by chance, you look into the sky and see a crescent moon the color of coral, think of the folks in Kanner Lake and remember to breathe.
Kanner Lake reporter Leslie Brymes heads towards her car in the driveway as she does every work day; however, this morning is different as someone with a green towel on their head sits inside her vehicle. She looks closer to find a murdered female whose battered face she recognizes with a note pinned to her shirt.Leslies roommate Paige Williams calls Kanner Lake Police Chief Vince Edwards to inform him of the corpse in the car. He leads the official investigation into the homicide of septuagenarian Vesta Johnson, a nice elderly person with no known enemies and a fixture at the New Community Church. Vince wonders why the killer connected Vesta to Leslie, but all clues lead to a dead person; soon others in the small Idaho town are murdered too. Maybe it is her journalist blood or the taunting of receiving the first body, but Leslie also begins making inquiries seeking a connecting motive.The second Kanner Lake (see VIOLET DAWN) mystery is a delightful small town whodunit with seemingly paranormal elements. The murders stand out in contrast to the pastoral serene environment of Kanner Lake where townsfolk know one another and can leave doors unlocked. The reactions starting with Leslie, Paige and Vince and ultimately the townsfolk make for a fine thriller as each asks the Lord the same question: why me even as that person still lives. Cozy readers will appreciate this horrifying week in a small Idaho town.Harriet Klausner
Leslie Williams, roommate of Violet Dawns' Paige, leaves her house one morning and discovers a dead body in her car. After the shock wears off, anger emerges as more of her friends and acquaintances turn up dead. As Leslie vows to find a murderer, the only suspect is too hard to believe. Evil has come to Kanner Lake and Leslie is determined to send the spiritual forces back where they came from.I enjoyed Coral Moon more than Violet Dawn, because I was able to feel compassion for the heroine. For the trouble that befalls her. In the second book of her Kanner Lake series, Brandilyn Collins brings us a gutsy heroine determined to do good, regardless of the cost. A real page-turner. In the fashion of Frank Peretti, Brandilyn takes the reader on a spiritual journey, into battle between good and evil.
Brandilyn Collins delves into darker forces of evil in Coral Moon. Fictional Kanner Lake is populated with folks dabbling in the occult alongside praying people who sense the darkness emerging. Beautifully written in taut, suspenseful prose, Collins woos her readers to turn the page once again.
In Coral Moon we return to Kanner Lake, the fictional setting for Violet Dawn. This time Leslie Williams, the reporter who tracked down the killer in Violet Dawn, walks to her car one morning and finds a body propped in the passenger seat. The rest of the book rocks through to the end as the town braces for more bodies. The police race to find a suspect when there are few clues. And all clues point to a dead man being the killer. Yep, a dead man. Now this is not your typical CBA suspense. I'm not much into ghost stories, but this one has a twist that kept me reading. And Brandilyn laces it all together in the end with a cleverness that kept me shaking my head. The clues were there, the red herrings sprinkled in, and even when I started to guess who was behind it all, I quickly talked myself out of that conclusion. The ensemble cast prevents deep characterization of all but the main characters. However, each character is more than a cardboad cut-out and adds to the dimension of the town. I also like the way she built on what we knew of the town and its residents from the first book, but wrote Coral Moon in such a way it stands completely on its own. This book is a tight read that races to the end. As with Violet Dawn, it happens on a tight timetable, though this one is expanded to almost one week and the body count is higher. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the third installment Crimson Eve.
From a hot tub in Violet Dawn to a daisy imprinted bright yellow Volkswagen in Coral Moon, bodies are piling up in Kanner Lake and journalist Leslie Brymes is about to find herself embroiled in what could be the biggest story of her career yet the first one she wants to avoid at all costs!A killer is hiding in peaceful Kanner Lake and evil is casting its shadow over this close knit community, threatening to instill fear and distrust among friends and enemies alike. Leslie is overwhelmed with guilt and confusion when notes appear holding her responsible for the deaths. When the evidence points to an unthinkable murderer, Leslie digs deeper and uncovering spiritual forces at work and decides to fight with her faith in God and an unexpected ally.Brandilyn Collins has added extra octane to this thriller which will draw you in from the first page leaving you exhausted yet amazed and satisfied with her evocative language, intelligent plot and memorable characters. With a deft hand Brandilyn adds a new and subtle dimension to her developing character stories with a glimpse of unrequited love - can't wait for that to play out in the further stories of Kanner Lake. Next up, Crimson Eve, releasing September, 2007 (US) by Zondervan.