Saturday, June 25, 2011
Over The Edge
Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is a three-time American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award winner and has also received Inspirational Readers' Choice and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice honors. The Writer magazine named her nonfiction release, Getting into Character, among 2002's best books on writing. Brandilyn and her family have homes in California and Idaho.
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.
Janessa McNeil hasn't been feeling well, she believes it's probably a case of the flu until her symptoms get much worse. She has difficulty talking, thinking, walking.
She starts receiving phone calls saying she has been infected with Lyme disease and the man threatens her daughter with the disease. Collins symptoms come from personal experience which makes for a very realistic and intriguing mystery. Fast paced suspense...just the way I like a book!
Janessa's fight to keep her daughter safe and to save her marriage as well as her own life is some of the best work I've read by Collins. Over the Edge will capture you from the very beginnning. I give it 5 stars.
I received a free kindle copy of this book from B&H Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Over the Edge
SubTitle: A Novel
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Pub Date: 05/01/2011