Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins is a gripping suspense that plunges the reader into the world of a wife and mother who is targeted by a grieving husband whose loss launches him into a campaign against her husbandto destroy him and his research. Only, she becomes the means to that end. Brock McNeils research on Lyme disease and its treatment cost the man his wifes life, and he will use any means, or any person, to bring McNeil down.
Brock McNeil thinks that his wife is faking her illness, much as she did in her childhood to alter her relationship with her father. He believes that she is using this faked illness to draw him back into their relationship. Although he does permit her to have tests to determine whether or not she is truly ill, he really does not believe her. His affair with a beautiful, young coworker has drawn him away from his wife and daughter, and now he sees this as a justifiable reason to leave. He shares her past faking an illness with the doctors who examine her, with friends, and with the detective, investigating the Stalker that she insists has done this to her. Her story is that this man broke into their home to infect her with the disease and that he has made threatening callscalls only she is witness to.
With everyone looking at her with suspicion, she has no other recourse than to be self-reliant and prove everyone wrong. A great book that will keep you riveted till its fast-paced conclusion. I recommend this to those who love an intense suspense plot. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
This is another fantastic book by Ms. Collins. This book is about being infected with Lyme diseasethose parts of the book are factual. Intertwined with the Lyme disease is a very well written suspenseful story. It is a wonderful mystery that is very difficult to put down. Do not plan on getting much sleep after you pick this book up.
This book description was taken from Amazon.comJanessa 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.
As with all Ms. Collins books this is another page turner. It is also interesting to note that Ms. Collins has suffered with Lyme disease herself.
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If you're looking to read a suspense filled novel with medical background and research, jaw dropping surprises, and heart pounding action, this is your book. Jannie is married to Brock, a research doctor studying Lyme disease and its effect on the body. A lunatic breaks into their house one night while Brock is not there and places an infected tick in Jannie's scalp while she sleeps. Then he starts calling her and terrorizing her with threats of what he's going to do to her 9 year old daughter. He wants her husband to recant his research of the disease being acute not chronic. Brock thinks she's making all this up to get back at him.
The author has personally experienced Lyme disease and was able to vividly describe the symptoms Jannie was having. In Jannie's case, a very debilitating sickness. This book was a complete edge of my seat, page turner. Seventy five percent of the way through I was thrown for a loop with what the author brought out and that was only the beginning! Very suspenseful, very entertaining, and very well written. I was able to finish this in a very short time because I couldn't put it down.
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I started reading this book and could not stop! It's fast paced, twists and turns, and emotional roller coaster had me glued to the pages. As a nurse it is always very interesting to see health topics discussed but this is a whole other level. I had no idea what The Lyme Wars were till reading this book. You will feel emotional and overwhelmed about the plight that these individuals with this disease are going through even today.
Janessa McNeil's life is about to become a race for her life. She is married to Dr. Brook McNeil who is a professor at Standford that specializes in tick borne diseases especially Lyme. He is admit that Chronic Lyme Disease is all in people's heads and doesn't exist. Let's just say he doesn't have a fan club waiting for his autograph! He has many people that hate him and has one man that has taken it upon himself to make Dr McNeil pay for not believing. This man sneaks into Dr McNeil's house and while his wife is sleeping places infected ticks on her and gives her Lyme disease. This turns Janessa's world upside down. So not only is his wife sick the crazy man is threatening to infect their daughter. Janessa will need all the help and her faith in God to get through. She has ups and downs but knows in the end God will not leave her. When her husband denies that she has Lyme and says she is faking she will need God more than ever to save her and her daughter.
This book grabs you from the first chapter and doesn't let go. Be ready for the psychological ride of your life.
Another fast moving book from Brandilyn Collins. This book was not a disappointment, get ready for a ride that will hard to put down.
This books is centered around the main character Janessa McNeil who was given lyme disease by a mysterious madman. Janessa is married to a doctor who does research on lyme disease. As the story unfolds Janessa is misdiagnosed and the hunt is on for the man who infected her and tried to infect her daughter.
Through reading this book I not only learned about lyme disease but also learned the Lyme Wars.
I highly recommend this suspense book.
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