Fasten your seatbelt as the queen of Seatbelt Suspense, Brandilyn Collins, takes you into the perilous final story of the Kanner Lake Series, Amber Morn. Ted Dawson has landed a contract with a big publisher for two science fiction novels. The other Scenes ‘N Beans Bloggers join him at Java Joint in celebration. Suddenly a father, desperate to free his youngest son from prison, along with his two older sons, terrorize the coffee house and take the group hostage.
Once the attack occurs, Police Chief Vince Edwards tests newly learned negotiating skills with the explosive Wicksells while bargaining for the lives of several of his closest friends. The bloggers can barely contain their terror with the unpredictable trio. As the minute hand ticks forward, tempers shorten. Fear escalates. Hope decays.
With her trademark Seatbelt Suspense, Brandilyn Collins takes the reader on a wild ride. Fast paced, absorbing, and tense, this page turner is hard to put down. Because of the pace of events and number of characters, the reader doesn’t get to know several of the protagonists well. The bloggers’ friends and family sustain them with prayer and try to understand why God allows this to happen. These scenes are lightly touched upon, but one of the prayer support team reminds a hostage family member that God stores our tears in a bottle. (Psalm 56:8) However, the suspense is center-stage rather than character or theme.
Collins throws a nice, little twist in at the end.
If you enjoy a fast-paced, suspenseful read, you’ll enjoy Amber Morn. Just don’t start it at bedtime or if you have to be somewhere else shortly, because you won’t want to put it down. -- Debbie W. Wilson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
In book four of the Kanner Lake Series, a Saturday morning celebration at Java Joint coffee shop for the “Scenes and Beans” bloggers turns into terror when three gunmen burst into the coffee shop, shoot one person, and hold the rest hostage. Their demand: the world’s attention. The stakes: the lives of over a dozen Kanner Lake citizens.