In true Hitchcockian style, Janessa McNeil, the young, beautiful wife of a famous doctor becomes a victim in her own home. A would be killer is on the loose and our heroine must fight for her life. The stakes are high, as Janessa must also protect her young daughter from this madman. How can she maintain her sanity while her stalker clearly has the upper hand? Who will believe her far fetched story over that of the experts: the medical community, who has ignored Lyme sufferers in lieu of their own agendas? As Janessa's life hangs in the balance, tottering frighteningly close to the Edge, she will have to dig deep into her personal reservoirs of faith and determination if there is to be any hope of victory.
I have been following Brandilyn's blog about Lyme disease called Lyme- Over the Edge, a forum where many sufferers of Lyme disease tell their (heart-breaking) stories. These people are every bit as brave and determined as our heroine- I urge everyone to check it out- I promise, you will never be casual about a tick bite ever again. I wondered how someone could write a suspense thriller about Lyme: really, how sexy is that? Never fear- actually, be very afraid, for Brandilyn will take you on the ride of your life. It's her trademark.
Please read on for more information about Over the Edge; but be warned- you will not be able to pass this one by!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In addition, Brandilyn’s other latest release is Final Touch, third in The Rayne Tour series—young adult suspense co-written with her daughter, Amberly. The Rayne Tour series features Shaley O’Connor, daughter of a rock star, who just may have it all—until murder crashes her world.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
“A taut, heartbreaking thriller. Collins is a fine writer who knows how to both horrify readers and keep them turning pages.”
“Tense and dramatic. Holds its tension while following the protagonist in a withering battle.” –NY Journal of Books
“A frightening and all-too-real scenario. Very timely and meaningful book.” –RT Reviews
“If you know someone who suffers from Lyme, you need to read this compelling novel.” –Lydia Niederwerfer, founder of Lyme-Aware
If you would like to read the Prologue of Over the Edge, go HERE
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