Deceit by Brandilyn Collins
A Novel

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Sometimes the truth hides where no one expects to find it. 

Joanne Weeks knows Baxter Jackson killed Linda--his second wife and Joanne's best friend---six years ago. But Baxter, a church elder and beloved member of the town, walks the streets a free man. The police tell Joanne to leave well enough alone, but she is determined to bring him down. 

Using her skills as a professional skip tracer, she sets out to locate the only person who may be able to put Baxter behind bars. Melissa Harkoff was a traumatized sixteen-year-old foster child in the Jackson household when Linda disappeared. At the time Melissa claimed to know nothing of Linda's whereabouts--but was she lying? 

In relentless style, Deceit careens between Joanne's pursuit of the truth-- which puts her own life in danger--and the events of six years' past, when Melissa came to live with the Jacksons. What really happened in that household? Beneath the veneer of perfection lies a story of shakeable faith, choices, and the lure of deceit.

About Brandilyn Collins

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-->Brandilyn Collins--> is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense?. Awards for her novels include the ACFW? Book of the Year (three times), Inspirational Readers' Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice. Also, The Writer magazine named her nonfiction release, Getting Into Character, one of the best books on writing published in 2002.When she's not writing, Brandilyn can be found teaching the craft of fiction at writers' conferences. She and her family divide their time between homes in the California Bay Area and northern Idaho.
Published June 3, 2010 by Zondervan. 321 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Only Joanne knows something no one else does: that Baxter had been despicably cruel and abusive to Linda behind closed doors.

Jun 29 2010 | Read Full Review of Deceit: A Novel

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With different viewpoints, this theme is developed in a manner that elicits a variety of emotions and builds a strong connection between the reader and the story.

Aug 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Deceit: A Novel

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