Every once in awhile, I find myself looking for a good suspense novel – but I don’t like them when they are scary or too far-fetched. I’ve come to rely on the words of Brandilyn Collins! Known for her “Seatbelt Suspense”, her books are suspenseful, yet realistic. They keep me on the edge of my seat. And, I can usually whip through one pretty quickly – simply because they are so hard to put down once started.
When I heard that her latest novel – Double Blind – was out, I was excited to read it. Here’s a bit about the book:
Twenty-nine-year-old Lisa Newberry can barely make it through the day. Suddenly widowed and a survivor of a near-fatal attack, she is wracked with grief and despair. Then she hears of a medical trial for a tiny brain chip that emits electrical pulses to heal severe depression. At rope’s end, Lisa offers herself as a candidate.
When she receives her letter of acceptance for the trial, Lisa is at first hopeful. But—brain surgery. Can she really go through with that? What if she receives only the placebo?
What if something far worse goes wrong?
Written in the relentless style for which Brandilyn Collins is known, Double Blind is a psychological thriller with mind-bending twists. Lisa faces choices that drive her to the brink, and one wrong move could cost the lives of many.
Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is a three-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner and has also won the Inspirational Readers’ Choice and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice awards. Brandilyn and her family have homes in California and Idaho.
I really enjoyed this book. In some ways, I could relate to Lisa and her desperate attempt to “fix” her depression problems. I don’t want to share what actually happens to Lisa once she has the surgery, because that would give away the whole plot of the book. You have to read it!
But, I do want to say that I really appreciated the underlying story here, which had to do with Lisa’s healing in many more ways than just her depression – mainly in her relationship with her mom.
Brandilyn is definitely a talented author! If you haven’t picked up any of her books yet, go do so now! You won’t be disappointed.
NOTE: I received a free copy of this book from The DeMoss Group in exchange for my posting about it on my blog. I was not obligated to write a positive review and I only share things that I have personally used/read and enjoyed and feel would be a good fit for my readers.