Six months after the events of BRINK OF DEATH, protagonist Annie Kingston returns in Book #2 of the Hidden Faces series. In the throes of her sixteen-year-old sons rebellion, Annie agrees to draw her most ambitious composite sketch yet - a fugitive update. Requiring every ounce of her skill, can she complete the drawing for the television show American Fugitive before the killer can get to her? I picked up STAIN OF GUILT unsure if Brandilyn could keep from re-hashing the plot of Book #1. I wasnt disappointed. Although starting a bit slower than BRINK OF DEATH, after a few chapters I was immersed in Annie Kingstons world. Spiritually, Brandilyn once again gently leads readers toward God (without preachiness) as we follow Annies believable spiritual journey. The Hidden Faces series is a wonderful addition to Christian suspense fiction. With its first person narration and thrilling storyline it has the feel of many secular crime novels, but without the swearing, excessive gore, and sex. Ive already recommended it to a Sue Grafton fan. I am thoroughly hooked and eagerly anticipating #3, DEAD OF NIGHT available this spring.
Book Two of the Hidden Faces Series is every bit as nail-biting, shivering scary as the first one was. Forensic artist Annie Kingston once more finds herself in the mind of a killer. As she delves deeper into the personality and traits of the person she has agreed to draw, her own safety is threatened as well as that of her children. Should she give it up and run for the hills, or stick it out and put this monster behind bars where he belongs?Buy the book and find out. And if you haven't read the first book in the series, Brink of Death, get it too and you'll be in for a thrill.
Stain of Guilt by author Brandilyn Collins continues the story of Annie Kingstons journey of faith - and fear. In this second of Collins Hidden Faces Series, Annie is faced with the very real fear that a man she is helping to capture for murder is still a threat to society and to her. In the process of sketching an updated likeness of the killer, Annie is dealing with the ongoing drama of her teenage sons rebellion. Where is God in all of this? Will Annies search for answers lead her to a truth she can accept? Brandilyn Collins has created believable characters amidst fast-moving suspense. You will come to care about Annie, her sister, and her kids, so rich are the traits that Collins weaves into these characters. Come along and join Annie on her journey. But don't forget to breathe along the way...
Are your doors locked? I wouldn't recommend reading this book at night if you are a scaredy cat. Brandilyn Collins has done it again. Thrilling from the start. How will Annie keep herself safe from this killer who has been on the loose for 20 years? How will she keep her son from self-destruction? How will she keep her life from going haywire? She can't. Or can she?
Brandilyn has done it again. This story is wonderfully written to draw you into the world of Annie Kingston and her struggle with family, faith, and faces of death. I have enjoyed all of Brandilyn's books, but this series is my favorite by far. When's the next one coming? It can't be too soon!
Book Two in the Hidden Faces series, STAIN OF GUILT, is a fast-paced roller-coaster ride with many twists and turns! Brandilyn Collins does it again as she brings readers back to visit Annie Kingston, forensic artist. The characters are so true-to-life, the plot is intriguing, and the pace is perfect. A wonderful follow-up to book one, STAIN OF GUILT is a suspense-reader's dream.