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Sixteen-year-old Shaley O'Connor is on tour with her rock-star mother when she discovers the corpse of her mother's hairstylist backstage. Determined to solve the mystery, Shaley becomes an amateur sleuth. Coauthored by best-selling suspense novelist Brandilyn Collins (Dark Pursuit), three-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Award, and her daughter Amberly, this solid teen mystery, the initial entry in a new series, will appeal to young girls and adults who enjoy a good yarn. The mother-daughter sleuthing team is appealing, making this a solid choice for mother-daughter book clubs. Recommended for public libraries.
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“This solid teen mystery, the initial entry in a new series, will appeal to young girls and adults who enjoy a good yarn.” (Library Journal)
“… a fast paced whodunit set against the intriguing backdrop of rock star celebrity. [Brandilyn’s] adult fans will find much to rave about, while new teen readers will love the youthful voice and perspective that Amberly Collins brings to the table ... Mother and daughter have stormed onto the YA scene in exhilarating style.” (The Christian Manifesto)
“Shaley and Rayne are not believers. However, Shaley has a clear sense that she is missing something valuable in her life. Carly Sanders, one of the band's back-up singers, is a Christian. She is a solid lifeline in the midst of the tragedy, offering prayer and comfort when Shaley is on the brink of despair. Carly speaks openly with Shaley about her Father in heaven and assures Shaley that she is not alone in her grief. Shaley asks why bad things happen, and Carly admits that she doesn't know everything. Instead, she shares her own story of redemption and encourages Shaley to rely on God for strength. Although Shaley does not immediately accept God's salvation, Carly's gentle and persistent faith stirs her to contemplate the truth behind the claims of Christianity.” (Focus on the Family)
“With a satisfying ending, Always Watching leaves enough of a cliffhanger to make you want to finish the tour!” (The Suspense Zone.com)
“…this book turns into a suspenseful read for teens, complete with a cliffhanger ending.” (Living with Teenagers Magazine, September 2009)
“It is incredibly refreshing to read fiction for young women that does not have a vampire or a morose, moody, teenage girl as the hero… This is a great one to hand off to your book-obsessed junior-high girls.” (Youth Worker Journal)
Brandilyn Collins' books have always been ride! Somehow, this one just didn't have that extra "Umph" to it to keep the pages turning. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Annie Wojcicki
There were some good surprises. Liked that a lot.
Too much time was spent on how "fragile" Shaley is. I wanted to scream, "Okay, I get it! Read more
This book kept me turning the pages and I hated for it to end. Can't wait to read the next one.Published 15 months ago by Ola K. Norman
Very suspenseful would recommend it, very east to read with a great thriller. Not who I thought was the suspectPublished 16 months ago by julia scovel
The harsh, main, negative review given on here is one I truly disagree with. This co-authored novel was very packed with their hard-working, vivid, imaginative skills. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jaylene Shrader
The book was very good. Suspense, romance, action. Everything I was looking for. A very easy read. Good story line.Published 22 months ago by rcannon
Teenager Shaley's O'Conner's mother, Rayne is a major rock star and Shaley accompanies her single mother on tours. Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer
For whatever reason, my review on audible was cut off, and there is no way to edit it. So here's the full rant, because I feel like readers should be fully warned about the... Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by Laura Kreitzer