Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Over the Edge" by Brandilyn Collins Review

A suspense novel based on Lyme disease and the "Lyme Wars"
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.
MY TAKE:  There is a reason they call Brandilyn Collins' books seat-belt suspense. You will be taken on the ride of your life through her words. I give "Over the Edge" five stars!!!  I don't do that often, but this is one books that will live up to a five star rating. It is also interesting in that Brandilyn had Lyme Disease herself. She's been there first hand and knows how it feels to suffer from it. She will describe in detail how it can take over one's life.  This is the first book I've read by Brandilyn, but rest assured it will not be my last. Hop on over to her website at and check out all of her books and learn a little more about Brandilyn.
 Deborah Malone’s first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Category Five writing contest! Deborah was also nominated for 2012 Georgia Author of the Year in First Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine “Georgia Backroads.” She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails,” edited by Olin Jackson. She is a member of the Georgia Writer’s Association. As a current member of the American Christian Fiction Writer she has established a blog where she reviews Christian Fiction.   



  1. I too read this book and it was wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  2. Good review. I haven't read this one, but I've read another of Brandilyn's (Dark Pursuit), which many reviewers said wasn't her best. Yet to me it was the most effective suspense novel I've read.