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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins

Over the EdgeOver the Edge by Brandilyn Collins begins with tension which is continued throughout the book. 

Don't start reading this novel before you go to bed.

From the cover:
Janessa McNeil's life looks perfect. Her husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, is a renowned researcher and professor at Stanford University's Department of Medicine. . . her husband's highly respected assertion that chronic Lyme disease doesn't exist has ruined lives. One man's life in particular. Now it's time to make Dr. Brock McNeil face the truth . . . and the man has found the perfect tool to exact his revenge. . . Janessa and her daughter.

Not only is Janessa dealing with an illness that no one recognizes, she has to deal with an uncaring and heartless husband. I was anxious for her to get control of her life back - this is definitely a page turner.

Brandilyn Collins had a brush with Lyme Disease herself and does a great job at showing the prevailing war between the doctors who are trying to treat their patients and the CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) who insist that two to four weeks of antibiotics kills all Borrelia in the body, which in turn causes the insurance companies to deny continued antibiotic treatment and the spirochetes burrow deep into body tissue and become difficult to kill. Longer regimens of treatment will then be required.


~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Ann, thank you for featuring OVER THE EDGE. I hope reading it makes a difference in some of your blog readers' lives. I'm amazed at the letters I've received from people who've finally gotten a diagnosis for their unknown illness of many years after reading OTE and realizing they need to be tested for Lyme.


~ Brandilyn

K9friend said...

Sounds like a lot of tension in this one. Wish we could eradicate ticks (not to mention uncaring and heartless husbands!)

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