Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review: Over the Edge

Brandilyn Collins is back with another suspense that is ripped from the headlines. This time the setting is the battle over Lyme Disease.  Over the Edge tells the story of a woman who is targeted by a man determined to show her husband is intentionally lying. She's targeted because her husband is a leading researcher on Lyme. And when she comes down with symptoms, his research moves into his home.

The pacing is typical Brandilyn Collins: tight and spiraling. The book spans about a week as Janessa tries to determine what's happening to her body. Questions multiply faster than her symptom riddled mind can comprehend. And as I expect with a Brandilyn Collins book, the spiritual thread is intricately intertwined. You can't separate it from the rest of the story. A great read for when you can stay up all night.

Synopsis: Torn from the front lines of medical debate and the author's own experience with Lyme Disease, Over the Edge is riveting fiction, full of twists and turns—and powerful truths about today's medical field.

Janessa McNeil’s husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, a researcher and professor at Stanford University's Department of Medicine, specializes in tick-borne diseases—especially Lyme. For years he has insisted that Chronic Lyme Disease doesn't exist. Even as patients across the country are getting sicker, the committee Brock chairs is about to announce its latest findings—which will further seal the door shut for Lyme treatment.

One embittered man sets out to prove Dr. McNeil wrong by giving him a close-up view of the very disease he denies. The man infects Janessa with Lyme, then states his demand: convince her husband to publicly reverse his stand on Lyme—or their young daughter will be next.

But Janessa's marriage is already rocky. She's so sick she can hardly move or think. And her husband denies she has Lyme at all.

Welcome to the Lyme wars, Janessa.
“A taut, heartbreaking thriller. Collins is a fine writer who knows how to both horrify readers and keep them turning pages.” --Publishers Weekly
“A frightening and all-too-real scenario. Very timely and meaningful book.” –RT Reviews
If you would like to read the Prologue of Over the Edge, go HERE

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Brandilyn Collins is an award-winning and best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline "Don't forget to b r e a t h e..."®  Brandilyn's first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). She is now working on her 20th book.

In addition, Brandilyn’s other latest release is Final Touch, third in The Rayne Tour series—young adult suspense co-written with her daughter, Amberly. The Rayne Tour series features Shaley O’Connor, daughter of a rock star, who just may have it all—until murder crashes her world.

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