Sunday, October 14, 2012

Double Blind by Brandilyn Collins


Are you ready for suspense? Do you want a novel that will keep you awake at night – not because it is so scary (although it is intense), but because it is such a page turner you don't want to put it down? Pick up this latest book by Collins.

A miracle cure for people suffering from depression is ready for clinical trial. A new chip that, when inserted in the brain, sends out signals destroying the intense thoughts of depression. And Lisa is accepted into the program. Lisa who has suffered miscarriages, who suffered through her husband being killed, who was almost strangled to death by a mugger.
Lisa is a Christian but the struggle in her mind is so great she feels God has left her. The memories and the terror are just too much for her. The chip, the chip will let her have her life back.
And it seems like it is working...until the nightmares begin. Lisa sees visions of a murder. Over and over, the stabbing, the blood, the body, and the hands of the man who did it. She can't get rid of the visions.
Her life turns into a nightmare.

That sets the scene for Collins' latest thriller. And it is a good thriller. I read way too late into the night. The action is tight. The character development is superb. And the plot is the possible science of tomorrow. Researchers are already testing brain implants in patients who suffer from depression. A brain chip like the one Lisa got is not far off.

There are discussion questions at the end of the book. This would make a very good book for reading groups. There are twenty million Americans who suffer from depression so the subject is very timely.

If you are ready for a few late nights of suspenseful reading, grab this book!

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling author known for her suspenseful novels. She is a three-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner and has received Inspirational Reader's Choice and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice honors. Brandilyn and her family have homes in California and Idaho. See more at http://www.brandilyncollins.com/

B & H Publishing Group, 328 pages. Publisher's product page.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from The DeMoss Group for the purpose of this review.
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