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  • Author:
    Brandilyn Collins
  • ISBN:
    143367162X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1433671623
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  • Publisher:
    B&H Books (May 1, 2011)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
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    Literature & Fiction
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Praise for Novels by Brandilyn Collins Over the Edge Over the Edge is an excellent mystery. I got involved in the story, and instead of my usual thirty-minute read before bed, I finished the book in four evenings.

Praise for Novels by Brandilyn Collins Over the Edge Over the Edge is an excellent mystery. Over the Edge actively portrays the patient with the myriad symptoms seen in acute or chronic Lyme. This is especially true for those patients not fortunate enough to know about testing or find a Lyme literate physician. Dr. Nick S. Harris, President/CEO of IGeneX, Inc. "Brandilyn Collins has written a 'who dunnit' mystery that is fun to read.

by Brandilyn Collins. 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. For years he has insisted that Chronic Lyme Disease doesn't exist

While the story is based on Ms. Collins' own life experience, she builds a tense and dramatic novel that illustrates how a person can fall into the web of misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). While the story is based on Ms. - New York Journal of Books. A frightening and all-too-real scenario.

Brandilyn Collins knows how to write suspense. I began this novel in the afternoon, and I would have cancelled any appointments if I had had any to cancel. I finished it at 11:00 . It was an absolute emotional rollar coaster ride. I had heard about Lyme disease, with a few details, but now I know a lot more. Ms. Collins has done a service to the people who have suffered from it- AND from the medical establishment's bullheaded ignorance (on the part of too many, not all).

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.

Brandilyn Collins is an award-winning and best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. Her novels are fast-paced, character-driven stories with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. Also, The Writer magazine named her nonfiction release, Getting Into Character, one of the best books on writing published in 2002.

I awoke again and again in a sweat, my body aching as if I'd just endured a triathlon. I thought of Lauren, grateful she wasn't sleeping at our house. She wasn't safe there, none of us were. She wasn't safe there, none of us were e we going to do about that? Could the police post a guard outside our home? What about Brock tonight, in our bedroom by himself? What if that stalking man came back with a tick for him? And what Stalking Man had done-it wasn't really blackmail, as Brock claimed. Blackmail was a threat of harm if you didn't do something.

Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark Seatbelt SuspenseTM, is the bestselling author of Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Eyes of Elisha, and other novels. She and her family live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. com and her blog at ww. orensicsandfaith.

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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 turnsand powerful truths about today''s medical field.

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.

Malak
I found my heart pumping like it would come out of my chest on occasion as this story unveiled. Not having ever heard of this disease and reading the addendum at the back about it I felt for every sufferer who has been misdiagnosed and the absolute hard hardness of a medical profession who is supposed to have a patients well being at heart. Sadly its seems its all about the money which seems to be the norm today. I am so grateful to hear there are those who care enough to dig deeper and was shocked to read some doctors have had their licenses pulled. Its outrageous to be honest.

Once again thankyou for a hard hitting story that opens a readers eyes to a difficult subject. A definite page turner and I could not put it down.

You are really becoming on of my favorite authors.
Fararala
In a riveting suspense story, Janessa McNeil is infected by Lyme disease while married to a doctor who specializes in Lyme disease but doesn't believe she has it! After being tested for everything they know how to test for including Lyme, Jannie is sent home to face a scornful husband who is rarely home and a nine-year-old daughter that Jannie realizes she can't take care of. Alone at home and barely able to get around the house, she receives phone calls from someone who caused her infection on purpose, in order to prove to the medical community her husband belongs to that chronic Lyme disease exists. When the man threatens to cause new infections, Janessa works with a local detective to uncover the culprit.

Left untreated, Lyme disease bacteria invade the tissues and organs, causing too many symptoms for most doctors to fathom. Often misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, arthritis, Parkinson's or even Alzheimer's, a Lyme patient can make their painful way through many doctors before finally getting help, and even then must undergo months of difficult treatment. Ignored by the medical community at large, Lyme disease is a growing plague that needs more attention and this novel provides that, by way of a story you can't let go of until the end.

A victim of chronic Lyme herself, Brandilyn Collins knows what she's writing about. I personally identified with most of the main character's symptoms, and it was comforting to read the detailed descriptions of pain, weakness, and mental distortions that occur, as I realized that someone else understood my own struggle. Told so by their doctors, many victims of Lyme disease have probably even convinced themselves at times that their illness is all in their heads, especially when their brains aren't working as well as they should. This book helped to relieve my mind that chronic Lyme disease is real and gave me hope for my own future.

Thank you, Brandilyn, for writing this book!
Modifyn
Brandilyn Collins knows how to write suspense. I began this novel in the afternoon, and I would have cancelled any appointments if I had had any to cancel. I finished it at 11:00 P.M. that evening. It was an absolute emotional rollar coaster ride.

I had heard about Lyme disease, with a few details, but now I know a lot more. Ms. Collins has done a service to the people who have suffered from it-- AND from the medical establishment's bullheaded ignorance (on the part of too many, not all). She herself was a victim of this terrrible disease, so she writes from her personal experience. Also, she doesn't shrink back from a realistic potrayal of some current, unfortunate medical opinions and practices, like those practicioners who assume that if they don't know about it or believe in it, it doesn't exist.

I am glad, though, that I am not one of Ms. Collins' protagonists because she really puts them through it. You'll begin to wonder if and when help will come and if Janessa will somehow miraculously be able to pull her shattered life back together. And you'll want her to.

I appeciate that the author could have piled on the medical terminology from her extensive and knowledge of the disease, but she didn't do that. She included just enough to add plausibility to her story. In other words, the technical parts are there and true-to-life, but they don't hinder the story.

This is a personal story for the author and a gripping one for her readers. And there are life lessons to learn. She's a Christian author, and her writing is honest, straight forward and real. She tells it like it is. Sometimes even for the committed Christian, God seems far away. Often the answers to prayer don't pop up right when you want them to. The few Bible verses she includes are inspirational. For example, I wanted to shake her hand when she included the oh-so wise lesson that it is a wonderful expression of faith, when in the midst of trouble--and even when it looks like there is no way out of it--that the best thing you can do is the seemingly crazy thing of thanking God and even praising Him for that trouble.

But whether or not you're Christian, if you like thrillers, here's one suspenseful tale not to miss.

Highly recommended.
Gorisar
Brandilyn Collins is has been a favorite of mine for some years, but this one...oh WOW!!! I was glued to the pages. Her personal experience with Lyme disease added so much to the telling of the story. Putting it to a mystery was ingenious. It's also opened my eyes the battles that those with Lyme disease battle, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. Then top that off with Drs and Ins that don't want to believe and help when it lasts longer then 4-6 weeks and not helped by antibiotics. Highly recommend this book, but be warned...you can't help but take sides. The mystery and suspense keep you reading well into the night.