Coral Moon

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The figure remained still as stone. Leslie couldn’t even detect a breath.

Spider fingers teased the back of her neck.

Leslie’s feet rooted to the pavement. She dropped her gaze to the driveway, seeking … what? Spatters of blood? Footprints? She saw nothing. Honed through her recent coverage of crime scene evidence, the testimony at last month’s trial, the reporter in Leslie spewed warnings: Notice everything, ...

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Overview

The figure remained still as stone. Leslie couldn’t even detect a breath.

Spider fingers teased the back of her neck.

Leslie’s feet rooted to the pavement. She dropped her gaze to the driveway, seeking … what? Spatters of blood? Footprints? She saw nothing. Honed through her recent coverage of crime scene evidence, the testimony at last month’s trial, the reporter in Leslie spewed warnings: Notice everything, touch nothing.

Leslie Williams hurries out to her car on a typical workday morning---and discovers a dead body inside. Why was the corpse left for her to find? And what is the meaning of the message pinned to its chest?

In Coral Moon, the senseless murder of a beloved Kanner Lake citizen spirals the small Idaho town into a terrifying glimpse of spiritual forces beyond our world. What appears true seems impossible.

Or is it?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310252245
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Kanner Lake SeriesSeries Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 608,785
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense™, is the bestselling author of Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Eyes of Elisha, and other novels. She and her family live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Visit her website at www.brandilyncollins.com and her blog at www.forensicsandfaith.blogspot.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Nail BITING!!!

    This is my first read by this author!!! She is fabulous! it was intense, nail biting and I simply couldnt put it down! I received a text during a highly active moment in the book and the text notification made me nearly jump right out of my skin!!! LOVE IT!!! GET IT!!! READ IT!!! I am now on the second in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2007

    Don¿t read Coral Moon alone on a dark and stormy night!

    Leslie Brymes, reporter for the Kanner Lake Times has dreams of going national. Hoping her coverage of actress Edna San¿s murder last year would raise her to the stardom she dreams of. But when she awakens one morning to find seventy something year old Vesta Johnson, a woman loved by all murdered and put in her car she has second thoughts about being a reporter. Police Chief Vince Edwards is at a lost as to who would murder Vesta. But all clues point to one person and that is impossible, that person being Henry Johnson, Vesta¿s late husband who passed away fourteen months ago! But what of the eerie feelings he has experienced? And even Leslie feels an evil presence is trying to kill her. With a police department of only five men and with the Idaho State Police looking for clues at the crime scene Vince must figure this out, does he have a serial killer on his hands, a ghost or a one time murder? But what of the note found pinned on Vesta¿s chest? Vince is racing against time will the murderer strike again and what does Leslie have to do with all of this? Leslie feels that she can¿t trust anyone but has to find out if in someway Vesta¿s murder is her fault. The second body appears and the notes begin to appear what does all this have to do with the new proposed hotel? And what about the teenager that calls Leslie with information that Leslie has to pursue? What of the evil that seems to have fallen on Kenner Lake? After all the twists and turns the climax will have you seating on the edge of your seat. If you love mystery, intrigue and suspense than hold onto your seat as author Brandilyn Collins gives you a glimpse of the unseen realm of demonic forces and how God places prayer on the hearts of His people even those who question who He is and has everyone looking to the pastor for guidance. Coral Moon is the second book of the author¿s new series, the first being Violet Dawn all revolve around the sleepy little Town of Kenner Lake. Brandilyn Collins has a way with words so much so that you find yourself not being able to put down this awesome page turner. The characters jump right off the page at you, characters or people you feel you know and become entangled in their lives. If you¿re new to Brandilyn Collins as this reviewer is you¿ll find yourself wanting to read all ten of her other 3 series of books, while waiting in anticipation as to what is in store next for the people of Kenner Lake in the third book Crimson Eve. Word of advice don¿t read Coral Moon alone on a dark and stormy night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2007

    Hard to put down!

    If, like me, you thought the Kanner Lake series couldn't get any better or more complex after the strong opening of Violet Dawn ¿ well, join me in admitting we underestimated Brandilyn Collins' talent. Coral Moon is excellent. No slacking off here, or resting on the laurels of Book One. I found the story intense and even a bit creepy ¿ not the nightmare-inducing kind, but my skin did crawl during some portions. The characters I loved in Violet Dawn are back in full force, still very realistic and human. And, once again, when I'd finished the last page of the book, I wanted to hop on over to Java Joint, Kanner Lake's busy coffeeshop, to sit down and chat with the characters. I haven't had enough of them yet, and I'm really looking forward to Book Three in the fall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2007

    Another Page Turner

    Brandilyn Collins delves into darker forces of evil in Coral Moon. Fictional Kanner Lake is populated with folks dabbling in the occult alongside praying people who sense the darkness emerging. Beautifully written in taut, suspenseful prose, Collins woos her readers to turn the page once again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2007

    Strap on your seatbelt!

    In CORAL MOON, Brandilyn Collins brings us spiritual warfare at its deadliest¿and the power of prayer at its strongest. The power of one name, Jesus. A name above all names, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the light in a dark world. Ephesians 6:12 tells us, ¿For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.¿ (NLT) Brandilyn launches the reader into a spiritual battle where séances and dabbling in the occult have serious consequences, not only for the two people who turn up dead, but for a whole town. CORAL MOON holds the reader spellbound for full eighty-one chapters. Ace reporter, Leslie Brymes, goes out to her car¿and finds a dead body sitting in her front seat. This incident drops the reader full swing into the life of small town Kanner Lake and its battery of intriguingly unique characters. Be prepared to go up and down and all around as you follow in Leslie¿s footsteps tracking down a killer. You¿ll find yourself praying her though spiritual attacks and sleepless nights. How is evidence from a dead man turning up at the crime scenes? Is a ghost really responsible for the deaths of two Kanner Lake citizens? The Chief of Police is stumped¿and scared. Only those prayers from the faithful can defeat the evil forces invading Kanner Lake. I have to say that I can normally spot the ¿bad guy¿ in a suspense/mystery novel. However, Brandilyn managed to keep me guessing right up to the very end. Get this book and read it. You¿ll keep thinking about it long after you, regretfully, turn the last page. Oh, and just a reminder¿Before reading the first page, strap on your seatbelt and Don¿t Forget to B-R-E-A-T-H-E!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delightful small town whodunit

    Kanner Lake reporter Leslie Brymes heads towards her car in the driveway as she does every work day however, this morning is different as someone with a green towel on their head sits inside her vehicle. She looks closer to find a murdered female whose battered face she recognizes with a note pinned to her shirt. --- Leslie¿s roommate Paige Williams calls Kanner Lake Police Chief Vince Edwards to inform him of the corpse in the car. He leads the official investigation into the homicide of septuagenarian Vesta Johnson, a nice elderly person with no known enemies and a fixture at the New Community Church. Vince wonders why the killer connected Vesta to Leslie, but all clues lead to a dead person soon others in the small Idaho town are murdered too. Maybe it is her journalist blood or the taunting of receiving the first body, but Leslie also begins making inquiries seeking a connecting motive. --- The second Kanner Lake (see VIOLET DAWN) mystery is a delightful small town whodunit with seemingly paranormal elements. The murders stand out in contrast to the pastoral serene environment of Kanner Lake where townsfolk know one another and can leave doors unlocked. The reactions starting with Leslie, Paige and Vince and ultimately the townsfolk make for a fine thriller as each asks the Lord the same question: why me even as that person still lives. Cozy readers will appreciate this horrifying week in a small Idaho town. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2007

    Nail-Biting

    Leslie Williams, roommate of Violet Dawns' Paige, leaves her house one morning and discovers a dead body in her car. After the shock wears off, anger emerges as more of her friends and acquaintances turn up dead. As Leslie vows to find a murderer, the only suspect is too hard to believe. Evil has come to Kanner Lake and Leslie is determined to send the spiritual forces back where they came from. I enjoyed Coral Moon more than Violet Dawn, because I was able to feel compassion for the heroine. For the trouble that befalls her. In the second book of her Kanner Lake series, Brandilyn Collins brings us a gutsy heroine determined to do good, regardless of the cost. A real page-turner. In the fashion of Frank Peretti, Brandilyn takes the reader on a spiritual journey, into battle between good and evil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2007

    Tight Suspense with a Twist

    In Coral Moon we return to Kanner Lake, the fictional setting for Violet Dawn. This time Leslie Williams, the reporter who tracked down the killer in Violet Dawn, walks to her car one morning and finds a body propped in the passenger seat. The rest of the book rocks through to the end as the town braces for more bodies. The police race to find a suspect when there are few clues. And all clues point to a dead man being the killer. Yep, a dead man. Now this is not your typical CBA suspense. I'm not much into ghost stories, but this one has a twist that kept me reading. And Brandilyn laces it all together in the end with a cleverness that kept me shaking my head. The clues were there, the red herrings sprinkled in, and even when I started to guess who was behind it all, I quickly talked myself out of that conclusion. The ensemble cast prevents deep characterization of all but the main characters. However, each character is more than a cardboad cut-out and adds to the dimension of the town. I also like the way she built on what we knew of the town and its residents from the first book, but wrote Coral Moon in such a way it stands completely on its own. This book is a tight read that races to the end. As with Violet Dawn, it happens on a tight timetable, though this one is expanded to almost one week and the body count is higher. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the third installment Crimson Eve.

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