This was my first Brandilyn Collins’ novel. I know, I know, why am I late to the party? I’m late because… well…um, I don’t know why I haven’t read one of her novels yet, but now that I have, I will be.
So on with the show. “Sidetracked” is about 34 year-old Delanie Miller. Delanie has the misfortune to find her best-friend, Clara, dead. Okay, I have to interject. Ms. Collins knows how to open a book and set the scene. I had chills when reading this and contemplated turning on the lights for safe measure (I have a nook, so usually a light isn’t necessary).
I felt Delanie’s pain and fear when she found Clara. Not fear for her immediate safety, but for the tenuous life she has built in Redbud, Ky. You see, Delanie has a past no one knows about. Ms. Collins’ reveals Delanie’s former life by going back to that time period and that was a horror I don’t wish on anyone. Let’s just say, she’s been through the ringer.
If you’ve never read “Sidetracked,” then head to the nearest bookstore or ereader download. If you have, then please tell me what you loved about it. For more information on Ms. Collins and her novels, check out her website.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars!