Dark Justice

Dark Justice

by Brandilyn Collins
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Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins

"If I'd had any idea what those words would mean to me, to my mother and daughter, I'd have fled California without looking back."
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While driving a rural road, Hannah Shire and her aging mother, who suffers from dementia, stop to help a man at the scene of a car accident. The man whispers mysterious words in Hannah's ear. Soon people want to kill Hannah and her mother for what they "know." Even law enforcement may be involved.

The two women must flee for their lives. But how does Hannah hide her confused mother? Carol just wants to listen to her pop music, wear her favorite purple hat, and go home. And if they turn to Hannah's twentyseven- year-old daughter, Emily, for help, will she fall into danger as well?

Pressed on all sides, Hannah must keep all three generations of women in her family alive. Only then does she learn the threat is not just to her loved ones, but the entire country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410464613
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 502
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®--fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. She also writes insightful contemporary novels, often laced with humor. Brandilyn's awards for her novels include the ACFW Carol Award (three times), Inspirational Readers' Choice, the Inspy, Christian Retailer's Best Award (twice), and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice.

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Dark Justice: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
When Hannah Shire takes an unexpected detour as a means of taking the road less traveled on her way home with her mother who is suffering from dementia, they are about to get more than either one of them bargained for. As they come upon a car accident, Hannah stops to lend assistance to an elderly man named Morton who appears to have been thrown from the vehicle. While she waits for help to arrive the man utters intangible words that don't make sense to Hannah. Believing he is trying to tell her who she can contact for help with his last affects, the paramedics arrive and whisk Morton to the local hospital. The sheriff at the scene begins to question Hannah and her mother as to what has transpired with Morton before help arrived but Hannah holds back the information about the ramblings Morton provided thinking it doesn't mean anything relevant to helping Morton. Not only that but her mother believes that they are destined to find Morton's family in order to help him and has promised she won't tell anyone. She pleads with Hannah not to disclose this information as a binding promise to Morton. Hannah believes she isn't hurting anyone and wants to ensure her mother won't go through one of her outbursts in front of the sheriff. However when Hannah and her mother arrive home, two men arrive at her front door identifying themselves as FBI agents and inquire as to what happened to Morton when he had his apparent accident. They inform her that he didn't make it when the paramedics arrived at the hospital due to a stab wound they believe Hannah inflicted on Morton prior to anyone arriving at the scene. Hannah learns that Morton has managed to slip a flash drive into her pocket moments before anyone arrived to help and it's what is on that drive that will soon lead to a manhunt that will put Hannah and her mother at risk while she tries to learn just who is the good guys and who are the real bad guys. In the latest novel from author Brandilyn Collins, Dark Justice takes readers into a high speed pursuit to try and solve an apparent mystery while avoiding both the local and federal authorities. The chapters toggle back and forth between the actual story and an investigation between Homeland Security and one of the local detectives working on the case. The story would have worked better for me without this addition of the investigation interrupting the actual storyline because it provided too many clues before you got to the actual part of that story. You learn that while the characters lives appear to be in danger, the investigation and subsequent trial that each chapter toggles back and forth through shows you that the characters in the story apparently have saved the day before you even get half way through the book. For me, this just didn't work out well. It's like watching a movie only to have someone tell you how it's going to wind up before you get there. I received Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and B and H Publishing Group for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. This novel falls into the Seatbelt Suspense series and though the premise behind the story is excellent, taken directly from a recent threat into the electrical grid security and instability, I was disappointed by the interruption of the chapters involving the investigation which gave too much of the story away. My recommendation would be to read the main story first and then go back and read the investigation chapters afterward. They are easily identified by the change in font style but also written like you're reading a trial transcript. I think it would make the story work better for the reader to enjoy without knowing the ending ahead of time. I rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars and think readers who love a great suspense story with a lot of action would really enjoy this with my recommendations on how to read it without losing the intent of the storyline in the process.
24you More than 1 year ago
Great read as usual. Suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat. Love Brandilyn Collins books and this is no exception. Could hardly put it down.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
What a good read! The plot moves at a brisk pace, the characters are well-written and flawed enough to be quite believable. I especially liked the character of Carol, the eighty-two-year-old mother of Hannah Shire, who suffers from dementia. She can be pushed only so far. When she gets frustrated and begins her high-pitched scream, I can almost hear her! The story is told by Hannah in a first-person account. This keeps the reader informed and flipping those pages as quickly as they're read. Interspersed throughout the novel is the transcript of an investigation of the terrorist activity. Therefore, the reader understands what the good guys are doing while Hannah struggles with her newly complicated life. Third-person point of view is used for the bad guys, allowing the reader to "be a fly on the wall" during those scenes. All of these writing techniques add up to create one terrific, fast-paced novel. The big question is: "who are the Bad Guys?" and "who can Hannah trust if anyone?" The author holds this information until the very dramatic and surprising end. I give this one a five-star rating. Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and BH Publishing for my copy.
Jackie117 More than 1 year ago
Dark Justice grabbed my attention from the first page. I predict that this is a story that will stick with you long after you read the last page. My heart raced as I moved through the story with Hannah Shire, her mother and her daughter. Hannah and her mother stop to help a man who has been in a car accident and he whispers a secret to Hannah. He also slips her a jump drive and she doesn't realize it until she gets home. The drive contains information that threatens our national security. Hannah must run from terrorists and protect her mother who suffers from dementia. The twists and turns of this story will keep you turning page after page. You'll grow to love these characters and cheer for them. You won't be disappointed if you choose to read Dark Justice.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Have you ever made a snap decision that wound up changing everything? That is exactly what happens to Hannah Shire. The series of unfolding events began when she decided to take the scenic route home. She and her mother came upon a car accident and stopped to help just like anyone else would. Little did they know that their world, along with everyone else's, was about to be turned upside down.  This book completely stressed me out! Of course when you are talking about a suspense book, being stressed out is a very good thing. The tension kept mounting with each page that was turned. With each new incident you begin to wonder just who you can trust. If you are like me you will begin to think about what you would do in the situation. Where would you go? Who are the good guys? How would you prepare for the impending doom?  In the preface of the story Ms. Collins gives you the background on the idea for the story. What if terrorists decided to sabotage our power grid? What would happen? The ensuing story was riveting. The details and facts felt very real and plausible. The amount of thorough research that must have gone into this book shines through. If you are looking for a novel that will leave you anxiously pondering what if . . . pick up a copy of Dark Justice! I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
Dark Justice is another suspenseful book by Brandilyn Collins that keeps you wondering who the bad guys really are! This thriller makes you think about what could happen when terrorists take down a major power grid in America! You will feel Hannah's fear when both her aged mother and her daughter are in danger. I recommend Dark Justice to anyone who likes fast-paced action! I received this e-book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
DonnaSchlachter More than 1 year ago
If you like suspense-filled stories where just when it seems it can't get any worse, it does--this one is for you. Brandilyn Collins creates an unlikely heroine to combat a terrorist threat on the US--an ordinary woman trying to care for her aging mother and young daughter. The new Super Woman. I stayed up late several nights because I couldn't put this book down.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Brandilyn Collins in her new book, “Dark Justice” published by B&H Publishing Group brings us into the life of Hannah Shire. From the back cover:  If I’d had any idea what those words would mean to me, to my mother and daughter, I’d have fled California without looking back. While driving a rural road, Hannah Shire and her aging mother, who suffers from dementia, stop to help a man at the scene of a car accident. The man whispers mysterious words in Hannah’s ear. Soon people want to kill Hannah and her mother for what they “know.” Even law enforcement may be involved. The two women must flee for their lives. But how does Hannah hide her confused mother? Carol just wants to listen to her pop music, wear her favorite purple hat, and go home. And if they turn to Hannah’s twenty seven- year-old daughter, Emily, for help, will she fall into danger as well? Pressed on all sides, Hannah must keep all three generations of women in her family alive. Only then does she learn the threat is not just to her loved ones, but the entire country . . . If the great director Alfred Hitchcock were still alive then he would seriously want to direct this as a movie. Ms. Collins has given us a story that ranks with the greats like, “North By Northwest” and “The Man Who Knew Too Much”. All Hannah did was stop to help when she saw a car accident. Now there are people who want to kill her for what the dying man told her for they feel she knows too much, even though she has no idea of what they are talking about. Bodies are beginning to pile up as Hannah is doing her best to keep herself, her mother and her daughter alive. On top of that if she doesn’t figure everything out fast she will not be able to stop a terrorist attack against the U.S. that will plunge the country into darkness. Get ready for a page turner thriller that is just loaded with suspense.  Ms. Collins grabs a hold of your nerves and squeezes until you think you can’t be squeezed anymore and then she squeezes those nerves some more.  What more can we ask for?  “Dark Justice” gives us much, much more.  This is a top-notch thriller and, I think, this is Ms. Collins best work yet and that is saying some.  Ms. Collins takes us on a ride that leaves us breathless but extremely satisfied.  Sort of like the way you feel after a roller coaster ride.  I liked this book and recommend it highly! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Publishing Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Minnesota_ReaderAN More than 1 year ago
This book gets your attention from the first page and moves at breakneck speed, keeping it there until the last page. Generally I do not enjoy (and avoid) reading books written in the first person but this author accomplishes something that is rare for me, it still held my attention.
MarB1 More than 1 year ago
Hannah Shire, together with her elderly mother suffering from dementia, drives home from a weekend stay at a hotel. On their way back home they see a car on its side and a man lying on the ground next to it. As a doctor’s assistant, Hannah rushes to his side. With his dying breath, the man is trying to tell her something and fumbles with her coat pocket. Back home she finds a flash stick in her pocket. When she is checking to see what’s on it, there’s a video that shows some sort of machine. It doesn’t seem to make sense. Shortly thereafter two FBI agents knock on Hannah’s door and demand to know what the dying man has told her. Soon she learns that the FBI agents were fake, and when one of them returns at night, Hannah knows she must run for her life. Taking her mother with her, they drive for hours—not knowing where to go. Hannah’s daughter gets involved too and also has to run for her life. Every time they seem to understand a bit more of what’s going on, but also they don’t understand anything at all. Who are the Bad Guys chasing them? Who can be trusted? Where to go? Can three women save America from disaster? As usual Brandilyn Collins penned a high suspenseful tale that kept me on the edge of my seat! *Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy through NetGalley.*