GONE TO GROUND
Amaryllis, Mississippi is a scrappy little town of strong backbone and southern hospitality. A brick-paved Main Street, a park, and the legendary ghost in its ancient cemetery are all part of its heritage. Everybody knows everybody in Amaryllis, and gossip wafts on the breeze. Its denizens 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. All were killed in similar fashion in their own homes. And just two nights ago—a sixth victim.
Clearly a killer lives and breathes among the good citizens of Amaryllis. And now three terrified women are sure they know who he is—someone close to them. None is aware of the others' suspicions. Independently, each woman must make the heartrending choice to bring the killer down.
But each suspects a different man.
Brandilyn Collins, where have you been all my life?! I know, I know, I'm the reading sloth while you've been out there writing treasures like this and it's taken me way too long to uncover one! But I'm so glad I did!!!
Seriously, heart-stopping suspense. A complicated plot brilliantly woven together. Characters that leap off the page -- each with her own voice, clear, distinct and compelling. Cherry Mae Devine was my favourite. She certainly knows how to turn a phrase, and how to quote one!
Told in first person, from three points of view, Collins, spins a tale that kept me on the edge of my seat trying my hand at my own version of armchair sleuthing. I'm proud to say I got it...in the end! But not without switching suspects over and over again. As the conclusion drew near my heart actually about beat right out of my chest! I was oblivious to everything else around me, born by a compulsion to finish this book fast and find out whodunnit. But I didn't want it to end, either. I'm still thinking in my Canadian version of a southern drawl as Cherry Mae lingers in the corner of my mind. An unforgettable read!