Thursday, December 15, 2011
GONE TO GROUND (BRANDILYN COLLINS)
Amaryllis, Mississippi is a scrappy little town of strong backbone and southern hospitality. A brick-paved Main Street, a park, and a legendary ghost in the local cemetery are all part of its heritage. Everybody knows everybody in Amaryllis, and gossip wafts on the breeze. Its people 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 poison.
In the past three years five unsolved murders have occurred within the town. All the victims were women, and all were killed in similar fashion in their own homes. And just two nights ago-a sixth murder.
Clearly a killer lives among the good citizens of Amaryllis. And now three terrified women are sure they know who he is-someone they love. None is aware of the others' suspicions. And each must make the heartrending choice to bring the killer down. But each woman suspects a different man.
Not often I love all the main characters in a novel but I sure did this one. Three very unlikely women to ever become friends do and their relationship blossoms. Trying to solve the murder of Erika Hollinger is proving to be a bit more complicated than they first thought it would be. Each of the three women thought they knew who the killer was but once they sit down to discuss the situation, each of them comes up with a different name with different proof. Now what? You’ll have to read the book to find out but I will tell you that you’ll fall in love with Tully, Cherrie Mae and Deena. A thoroughly enjoyable read that I would highly recommend to anyone.