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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.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....

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Over the Edge Reviews

  • Stefanie
    2019-05-08 23:09

    Brandilyn Collins is a new author I have discovered recently and she has definitely creeped into my favorite's list. This is the second book I've read of hers and Over the Edge was a fantastic read!I loved the suspense and thrilling storyline. This book was so hard to put down some nights and I lost some sleep, but it was worth it!Jannie, or Janessa, the main character in this book, is a sufferer of Lyme disease. I never knew much about the disease until I read this book and let me tell you... I learned a lot! Brandilyn Collins herself has suffered from Lyme's. This book opened my eyes to this disease and how devastating this disease is and how painful it is for those who have it. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to getting my hands on another novel of hers!

  • Casey
    2019-04-22 22:22

    “Seatbelt Suspense- Don’t Forget to Breathe”—the tagline ain’t a joke folks! I think I lost air several times while reading this book.I have never come into contact with Lyme disease, but I had heard of it prior to reading the novel. From the very beginning, this book gave me the strongest premonition I had contracted the disease. The author lived through this disease, she knows she is talking about—and it shows on the page. Not only was the writing vivid, it was paired with a mystery that left me short of breath on several occasions.I always know what I’m reading a good book: not only can’t I put it down, it keeps me up late without a wink of sleep in sight. There isn’t an overflowing amount of bead bodies or red herrings, but the sense that something BIG is coming is a strong premonition through the entire story. When I got there…there was NO WAY I could have put that book down in any circumstance.The writing grabs the attention, the story, the heart and mind. I loved how deep into the heroine the author dug, it made her pop from the page.Cover to cover—great book, highly recommended to suspense fans and it won’t be my last Brandilyn book. (smile)This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.

  • Melanie
    2019-05-03 18:18

    This book started out with a horrible scenario - imagine while you were sleeping someone comes into your house, walks past your daughter's bedroom and enters your bedroom. He then places Lyme infected ticks in your hair - without you even knowing he had been there - that's what happened to Janessa McNeil.'Over The Edge' opened my eyes to Lyme disease. I knew little to nothing about Lyme disease and what people who have it go through before reading this book. I have read most of Brandilyn Collins books and 'Over The Edge' is now one of my favorite books that she has written.I felt for Janessa and all she was going through, imagining if I was her how I would feel. The story was great, full of mystery and had a major twist ending! I hope there will be a sequel in the future, just so I can know what happens next.I think if you read this book you won't be disappointed because I wasn't! 'Over The Edge' is sure to put you on the edge of your seat in suspense of what's going to happen next!!

  • Eric Rutulante
    2019-05-02 18:14

    As a patient stuck in the Lyme wars I'm so glad a book was written about it from a fictional stand point. Each of us have at one time or another "wished" Lyme on the very people and Drs who refute our sickness. Ms. Collins asked to use my Lyme story on her website "Lyme Over The Edge" and it was an honor to be able to help raise awareness. The sad part is while this book is fiction, everything about it is real. The description of symptoms and the fight for validation finally put into words what I couldn't describe to my own family. A must read for all family and friends of Lyme victims, and those who need to learn about prevention and awareness.

  • Joleen
    2019-05-18 21:24

    Not my typical sort of book, nor subject I generally enjoy, but it was still a good book.This was a suspenseful book about a man who suffered with his wife's Lyme disease until her death, due to the inadequate CDC tests for Lyme disease. They don't include testing for many bands that would conclude a positive result. Thereby, their limited testing can read negative for Lyme, and proper medication isn't offered or accepted by insurances.Since this man made it his mission to bring to light the problems with misdiagnosed symptoms, his plan was to infect the wife of one of the most prominent proponents of the CDC testing, and who was instrumental in the more thorough Lyme testing being thrown out. This was the basis for the book. Jannie was infected by three Lyme carrying ticks which he put on her when he broke into her home months ago. Suddenly her symptoms came on like gang busters and it progressed rapidly, to the point of pain and weakness in every joint, stumbling, confusion, fatigue and halting speech. Now she's getting calls from a stranger explaining what he did, what's going on with her and what she must do to change her husband's stance on Lyme testing. Her husband is concerned until she wants further testing after her negative results. Then he decides she's making it all up, and that her intent is to destroy him.Goodness, there is so much more to this book than this brief synopsis, but more would give it all away. Well done, even for a book that is medically technical, and one clearly with an agenda of educating the public on Lyme disease. The story is fantastic.

  • Kara
    2019-05-17 18:13

    Well, I stayed up way too late reading last night. The culprit: Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins. This soon-to-be-released novel focuses on the plight of Chronic Lyme Disease sufferers.Over the Edge tells the harrowing tale of Janessa McNeil. Janessa's husband is a highly respected doctor and researcher at Stanford. His specialty is tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme. For years, he's insisted that Chronic Lyme Disease doesn't exist. His research and testimony have helped to create a climate in which chronic sufferers of the disease have a difficult time getting their treatment covered by insurance or even finding a doctor willing to treat them. Dr. McNeil is set to release his latest findings, which will further hurt their cause.One deeply troubled man decides to take matters into his own hands. He wants Dr. McNeil to experience the very disease he denies, up close and personal, by infecting someone he loves: his wife. After successfully infecting Janessa, he contacts her and demands that she convince her husband to publicly reverse his position. If she's unsuccessful, her nine year old daughter will be next. Janessa is frantic to protect her daughter, but she's so sick she can barely function. Even worse, her husband doesn't even believe she has fact, he accuses her of faking the whole thing in order to get his attention! The clock is ticking and Janessa doesn't know where to turn.The story repulsed and fascinated me at the same time. I was torn: I had such an intense dislike for Dr. McNeil and his unbelievable treatment of his wife that I didn't want to keep reading, but I also felt a connection with Janessa and her daughter that made me want to for their sake. This emotional tug-of-war, along with the tension of the plot, made for a very tense, suspenseful read. I do have to say I was slightly disappointed that I guessed the identity of the culprit correctly almost from the very start. I felt that it was a little too obvious.Still, Ms. Collins is a skillful writer, keeping the tension and suspense high. Writing from her own personal experience with the disease, her description of Janessa's emotions and physical agony are very realistic and believable. Her bond with her daughter and her emotional pain at her husband's actions are heart stirring. Her daughter Lauren is portrayed well as a typical nine year old girl. Both Dr. McNeil and the unnamed culprit are also well-developed. They both repulsed me! The other characters, including the detective and Janessa's best friend, seemed slightly flat to me.The faith element of the story seemed very peripheral. Janessa turns to God for help by reading the Psalms, and it's mentioned that she has recently become a Christian, a decision which her husband strongly disapproves of.Although I had an idea what Lyme Disease is, I learned a great deal from Janessa's ordeal. I had no idea about the so-called "Lyme wars", in which patients are forced to fight for a correct diagnosis and treatment. Ms. Collins is successful at weaving a lot of true information about the current issues into the story without coming across as "preachy".This is another one of those times when reviewing books has given me an opportunity to read something I would have never picked up on my own. I generally prefer something a little bit more pleasant and less tense when I read a novel. Yet I'm glad I had the opportunity to read Over the Edge. I think this book could serve to help raise awareness of the plight of many in the Lyme community. It's also a well-written story that lovers of suspense novels and medical thrillers will no doubt enjoy.Over the Edge releases on May 1, just in time for Lyme Awareness Month. Thank you to B&H Publishing for the advance copy of the book.I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.Read more: Creative Commons License: Attribution

  • Meredith First
    2019-04-25 23:09

    I review books based solely on my personal entertainment. Nothing more. Like most people, I read to escape, to share in another's story. In the case of Over the Edge, I read it because I have Lyme Disease and I'm now in the middle of the Lyme Wars. It's a crazy world for Lyme sufferers and Ms. Collins captured that perfectly. While I was uncomfortable reading the scenes where the protaganist suffered from her symptoms, I knew it was necessary. This book is enjoyable for both Lyme sufferers and those who know nothing about Lyme Disease. My hat is off to Ms. Colliins. On behalf of every Lyme sufferer, thank you so much for writing this book, sharing your personal Lyme story and reaching out to help others like me. Bravo!

  • TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey
    2019-05-05 20:24

    Collins is just an amazing author! She kept me guessing almost until the very end!

  • Pwrgrl
    2019-05-20 19:31

    There were a few things this suspense had going for it. This was the first time I'd heard much about Lyme Disease and anything at all about the Lyme Wars and I was not surprised to learn that the author has suffered from the disease. She captures the debilitating effects of Lyme Disease and the difficulties patients face extremely well. It's also very apparent that her faith is important to her and though I may not choose to follow the same way, I thought she incorporated it well into the story.What didn't work for me was the overall suspense which Collins is supposed to be known for. I guessed the culprit almost as soon as he/she was introduced and while I could suspend belief enough to follow the reasoning for their actions, I had a harder time believing that person would remain an otherwise highly functioning member of society. Having known a few people with bi-polar disorder who've refused to take medication as prescribed, I've witnessed the disruption this creates in their and their families lives.I also had a hard time being sympathetic toward Jenessa who was too much a victim of her past for my taste. Instead of saving herself, she married a man who she believed saved her from a violent childhood and continued to believe in him even after (view spoiler)[she finds out he's been cheating and abandons her for another woman when it's clear she's very sick. He treats her with contempt and yet she's waiting for him to come back to her.(hide spoiler)] I'm a firm believer in people saving themselves with the help of whatever Higher Power they choose to believe in. (I do believe God gifts us with people to help but it's mostly up to us to do the heavy lifting.) Also, she's obsessed with keeping her daughter safe while actually putting her in danger by not being honest about what's happening and why her daughter needed to be careful. She ends up terrifying her daughter and never explaining the truth despite the promise to never repeat that pattern from her past. Jenessa simply wasn't my kind of character.I listened to the audio version of this book and the performer did an excellent job of portraying Jenessa's halting speech and progressive symptoms. This was my first book by Collins and while I didn't love it, I may still try another of hers in the future.

  • Marian Baay
    2019-04-24 23:10

    Janessa is married to a highly respected research physician named Brock McNeil. He's a Lyme Disease researcher. He doesn't believe in chronic Lyme Disease. He believes that patients should be healed after four weeks of antibiotics.When Janessa is not feeling well for three weeks, she asks Brock if she could be infected with Lyme Disease. He thinks it's nonsense. They haven't been in the woods or anywhere else where ticks can be found.What Janessa and Brock don't know is that a couple of months earlier a man broke into their house and left three ticks in Janessa's hair. Janessa will soon learn what the man did when he calls her on her cell phone. He explains what he did and that now she is infected with Lyme Disease and coinfections too.In a couple of days Janessa must convince Brock to make a statement that chronic Lyme Disease does exist, or else the secret man will infect their 9-year old daughter too.A race against time! Brock does not believe Janessa. She's on her own. Her body is hurting terribly. She is immensly tired. She can not think clear. Can not find the right words. But she must convince Brock. Or is there another way to make a public statement?This book is full of valuable information about Lyme Disease. You get a good idea how Janessa must be feeling. Lyme Disease is the subject of this book, but this wouldn't be a Brandilyn Collins novel if there wasn't suspense and mystery. I literally sat on the edge of my seat a good couple of times.I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what it's like to live with Lyme Disease, or to anyone who knows someone with this disease.

  • Eric Wright
    2019-05-06 18:28

    Janessa is intentionally infected by ticks carrying Lyme disease and codiseases. She is the wife of highly respected Dr. Brock McNeil, teacher and researcher, single-minded in his goal to prove that Lyme disease is easily treatable and does not create a long-term debilitating condtion. The man who snuck into their home to infect Janessa lost his wife to the disease due to the medical community and the insurance companies believing McNeil theories/researches. He is determined to pressure Janessa into persuading her husband to change his course.Janessa succombs and quickly becomes radically debilitated. She can hardly function or care for her daughter. Her husband does not believe her symtoms. The police do not believe her. This story propels you forward at a breakneck speed as one crushing blow after another falls on Janessa. Collins writes an utterly convincing story that we learn is rooted in her own experience with the disease. In the course of the story we learn about lyme disease, the lyme wars between those who suffer and those who claim is it either pscyo-somatic or another ailment. This book is a tour de force, that my wife had to keep reminding me to leave in order to come to bed!

  • Sheila
    2019-04-23 20:17

    A psychological thriller. The young wife of a well known research scientist specializing in Lyme Disease awakens one night when her husband is away. She sees a man wearing night goggles in her room but only vaguely remembers the event in the morning. The man starts phoning her informing her he has infected her with Lyme disease. When she begins having symptoms her husband refuses to believe her. He has been having an affair with a co-worker and believes she is responding to his affair by faking her symptoms. His research focuses on the simple treatment of short term antibiotics and believes chronic Lyme disease does not exist. While his wife continues to deteriorate, she continues to receive phone calls from the mystery man now threatening her daughter. He admits to having a grudge against her husband because of a personal connection. She is frustrated with the negative results that suggest she does not have the disease. According to her husband's research, the CDC has only approved a basic test for Lyme disease, which she discovers has a high incidence of false negatives. There is a Christian thread in the book as the woman frequently refers to the Bible for inspiration and faith as her condition continues to deteriorate.

  • Libby Chester
    2019-05-04 00:19

    Great book. Collins experienced Lyme Disease, so she writes about it from a very realistic POV. Long before the end of the book, I was researching the Lyme Wars, and was able to verify that they do indeed exist, and that many patients are caught in the crux of this. Collins is able to create a great deal of empathy for the protagonist, Jannie McNeil, wife of Dr. Brock McNeil. At the same time that the reader is learning about the very real problems of Lyme Disease sufferers, suspense and plot twists embroil the reader in true escapist fashion. However, the reader never loses sight of the fact that this is a real disease with real suffering. Collins expertly paints a realistic picture of the disability, physical and emotional of the person with Lyme Disease. While I was reading, I got the distinct impression the author knew what she was talking about, so I wasn't surprised to learn of Collin's history of Lyme Disease. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a good read, and for those who think that medical fiction is just not their thing, this book will make them think again!

  • Holly
    2019-05-15 02:26

    When I heard Brandilyn Collins was writing a book about Lyme disease I was thinking, “How is that going to work? It can’t be good.What is she thinking!?!?!” Well, guess what? I was so wrong. Yet again, Brandilyn Collins gives us one wild ride. From the beginning she captures your attention and doesn’t let go until the very end. Janessa McNeil is probably a typical doctor’s wife, she takes care of the home, puts much of her energy into raising their daughter and dealing with the demons from her past. Jannie is not only haunted by her past but she is damaged by it. And Brock McNeil is probably a typical doctor, arrogant and never wrong. He’s overly confident and quite honestly I had strong feelings of DISLIKE toward this man most of the book. If you’re a Brandilyn Collins’ fan this is another winner! If you have never read Brandilyn Collins this is a great one to start with as it is a stand alone book. You will find her writing easy to follow and engaging. I would like to thank B&H Books for the opportunity to review this book, through

  • Liz
    2019-05-11 18:37

    This is such a great book! I could hardly put it down because the action just kept going from chapter to chapter. I flew through the pages. I was sucked into Jannie's story and physical struggle so much that I could feel what she was feeling. I was unaware of the Lyme Wars, so I found it informative and fascinating. It's incredible to know there are people suffering with Lyme who aren't being helped. What an eye-opening story.

  • Karen
    2019-05-02 23:23

    I think this may be her best book. Learned a lot about Lyme disease. Great way to learn facts inserted into a great suspenseful mystery. i did kind of figure out the culprit, but was really thrown from the path a couple times towards the end. Highly recommend this one. there is also a lot of helpful links and material to help with anything concerning this terrible illnesses.

  • Donald Scott
    2019-05-01 18:33

    Well paced and entertaining read. The real kicker with this book is its treatment of Lyme Disease. Read it if you want be entertained. Read it if you want to be informed. Read it an be moved.

  • Dmussack
    2019-05-17 19:19

    Very interesting plot...using ticks and Lyme disease

  • C.J. Darlington
    2019-05-18 22:30

    Brandilyn's on top of her game in this one. Very compelling. An issue novel that doesn't feel like an issue novel and has Brandilyn's seatbelt suspense woven through its pages.

  • Felicity
    2019-05-03 18:27

    AMAZING book!!! It was so...good I loved it. There was mystery and sadness and creepy was it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cathy
    2019-04-26 20:27

    Did not finish. Stereotypical hand wringing victim.

  • Colette Stine
    2019-05-21 22:20

    Wow. This book...just wow.When I was a sophmore in college, I noticed a bulls-eye red spot where I had been bitten by a tick. It constantly itched and bothered me, but I was a full time college student in addition to working two jobs. I had grown up checking for ticks every night and knew the dangers, but I was so busy, so exhausted, that I was oblivious to the signs.I got up at 4:00 every morning to work in the cafeteria before class and went straight to my second job, at a mortgage company, when classes were done for the day. I'd work late, then come back to the dorm to do homework. There were nights I never made it to bed before it was time for work again.I had a terrible time staying awake in class or anytime I sat down, and I started dreading tests because I could not remember anything I had studied.The first doctor I saw said I had a sinus infection. He also said that I had to choose between work and school. My current pace, he said, would kill me within weeks.I quit my jobs, but still wasn't able to take finals in most of my classes.I was sick.One paragraph in this book stood out to me more than any other:"Once again I explained all my symptoms. They sounded so nonsensical I found myself not wanting to name them. A bonafide hypochondriac would be proud of my list of complaints."YES. Exactly.I was weak. I was weary. I was exhausted but couldn't sleep. My head hurt. My eyes ached. I passed out more than once. My brain forgot the most basic words or facts. On and on and on.There were weeks on end when I couldn't leave my room, more weeks when I only had enough strength to get to the couch.I spent weeks in darkness because the light hurt my eyes, unable to watch or listen to anything because my head hurt, unable to read because I didn't have the strength to hold my book. One terrible day I remember very clearly. I desperately needed a drink, and I had a full water bottle sitting just next to my bed. I didn't have the strength to reach over and get it, though, and although I could hear my family moving around just outside my door, I was unable to speak loudly enough for them to hear me. I lay there in helpless defeat with tears running down my face. I rarely share that, because the first time I did, a woman's response was, "Well, I wish I could lay in bed all day."I don't know how many doctors I went to. This family member or that friend wanted me to try yet another certain doctor, both medical and natural. None could help me, although one did diagnose me with rheumatoid arthritis.One female doctor said there was nothing wrong with me.I was twenty years old and barely able to get out of my bed. But there was nothing wrong with me.That was the last medical doctor I went to. By the time I found and was diagnosed by a Lyme literate doctor four years later, so many parts of my body were being attacked by the spirochetes: heart, gut, joints, and brain, for example. A lot of damage had been done.This book was crazy to read because it's like reading about ME in all the physical challenges Jannie deals with. Janessa is intentionally infected with Lyme Disease by a man who hates her doctor husband and his ridiculous yet inflexible stance about the supposed non-existence of chronic Lyme.Her life and the lives of many others - including her own daughter - are in grave danger unless she can convince her intractable husband to change his mind.It's one of those sit down and hang on books that I actually read in one sitting because I was unable to put it down.There is so much knowledge about Lyme throughout. I had no idea that chronic Lyme is officially nonexistent. I had no idea that so many people are not only told they have no physical problems, but even told they may have mental issues. How grossly unfair.If you know someone with Lyme or want to know more about it, you need to read this book. If you just like a thrilling story, you should also read this book!

  • Elusive
    2019-05-13 23:20

    In 'Over The Edge', Dr. Brock McNeil leads a dream life - he's happily married and is a well-known researcher and professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. However, his highly publicized research and symposium speeches on Lyme disease lead to many enemies. One of them is hell-bent on making Brock eat his words by infecting his wife, Janessa with Lyme disease. As Janessa fights to save her life and marriage, the question is whether she'll succeed..The story was incredibly riveting from the beginning as it was fast paced, kicking off with the unsub (nicknamed Stalking Man) quietly breaking into their home and heading straight for the master bedroom. His motive was clear - his wife had died from Lyme disease and he was determined to make Brock and everyone else on that particular committee feel the same pain he had. Although his identity was predictable (view spoiler)[Dane - one of Brock's lab assistants (hide spoiler)], that didn't affect the quality of the book.The best part of the story was undoubtedly the intricate and realistic information on Lyme disease. Reading about Janessa's torturous symptoms and her day-to-day struggles to even function made me feel like I had the same disease! Her progressive deterioration was truly terrifying as she was helpless and unable to protect herself, let alone her own daughter Lauren. To make things worse, Stalking Man kept threatening to infect Lauren while Brock had already left her for his colleague and was planning on getting full custody.Brock was undoubtedly the worst character in the book as he cheated on Janessa and subsequently dumped her though she was clearly not fit to be left on her own. In addition, he actually believed she was faking her illness. Stalking Man was evil but at least he never once pretended to be the good guy. On the other hand, Brock refused to admit his mistakes (in both his professional and personal lives), betrayed Janessa and remained unlikeable to the very end.Brilliant writing and captivating content aside, there were a couple of lowlights. For instance, the repetition regarding Janessa's childhood in which she was abused by her father. She claimed she wasn't going to keep secrets from Lauren yet that was exactly what she did. Half the time Lauren was scared and the other half she was clueless. Janessa could've spared her some of the details but let her know that someone had made her sick and might be targeting Lauren next. Lauren would still be afraid but aware of what was happening.Overall, 'Over The Edge' was an educational read that provided a lot of insight and information on Lyme disease. The information was incorporated seamlessly into the story which packed an emotional punch and ended wonderfully without any contrivances.

  • Carol
    2019-05-14 20:27

    I had never heard of the “Lyme Wars”. I did not know that there were physicians that discounted Chronic Lyme Disease altogether, and that there were 1000’s of Chronic Lyme Disease sufferers who have gone untreated. I did not know that there was a bitter discourse between scientists who claimed that the disease does not exist as a chronic illness and those whose research shows the exact opposite. This book sheds a whole new light on the debate. It reveals a breakdown in the careful diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease that has incapacitated an untold many.Janessa McNeil is the heroine in this story and not only is she suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease, she is suffering from the betrayal of her husband after years of marriage and one beautiful daughter later.Betrayal, in fact, courses throughout the story. There is the personal betrayal of her husband on the one hand, and the larger betrayal of our scientific community in processing data without political or economic gain. Collins brings this to light as she reveals the slant that research can take depending on the coffers lining the academic process.Collins has put together a meticulous mystery. Her characters are thoughtful and complex drawing insights into human behaviors that confound our whole society. The plot is ingenious, engrossing and kept me guessing.This is a Christian novel, yet Collins doesn’t orate or offer up fairy tale solutions. In the midst of consummate depravity that would destroy to gain one’s skewed end, in the midst of life’s complicated and painful blows, we see God at work rendering and working good out of evil. That still doesn’t mean that the residue of things broken doesn’t effect us, but it does mean that we can experience “beauty for ashes” if we lift our gaze.

  • Marcia
    2019-05-03 18:32

    Amazing, totally suspensefulThis book gives you an amazing look at Lyme disease and the toll it takes on its victims. The agonizing pain and effects were expertly depicted, so well that it could have only been given by one who had experienced the symptoms. The ending was a complete surprise and kept the suspense going until the last page. Well done!

  • Amanda
    2019-04-22 18:22

    Disclaimer: I listened to the audiobook.I found the plot and characters fascinating, but the narrator of the audiobook made the main character seem helpless and pitiful and the villain unbelievably dramatic. I think this was largely the narrator's interpretation, but it was annoying. I did enjoy the plot twists and trying to figure out who the culprit was.

  • Cora
    2019-05-05 01:28

    I really enjoyed this book. I typically like learning about diseases and illnesses so that part of the book was interesting to me as well. It isn't much of a mystery but definitely has suspense. I really liked the story and the characters. There are no bad words or sex scenes, some Christian content but I didn't feel it was forced or too overly done. I would recommend this book!

  • Stephanie Regester
    2019-04-23 23:27

    A real page-turner about the subject of Lyme Disease. Good introductory info about the controversial subject of Lyme and its co-infections by an author who has experienced the disease firsthand and all the complications surrounding the diagnosis and treatment. Great book for care givers, friends and family of Lyme victims.

  • DeeAnn Christensen
    2019-04-25 20:21

    An eye-opener for sure.Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thanks for sharing this with all of us who enjoy a fact based story. This was a really good mystery- made me feel a kinship with Jannie and kept me guessing until the end. Thanks Ms Collins.

  • Laura
    2019-05-10 22:39

    Waiting for the next book.