Desperate people make desperate choices. Twenty-nine year-old Lisa Newberry can barely make it through the day. Suddenly widowed and the survivor of a near-fatal attack, she is wracked with grief and despair. Then, she hears of a medical trial for a tiny brain chip that emits electrical pulses to heal severe depression. At rope’s end, Lisa offers herself as a candidate. When she receives her letter of acceptance for the trial, Lisa is at first hopeful. But . . . brain surgery. Can she really go through with that? What if she receives only the placebo? What if something far worse goes wrong? Known for her relentless style, Brandilyn Collins presents Double Blind, a psychological thriller with mind-bending twists. Lisa faces choices that drive her to the brink, and one wrong move could cost the lives of many.
©2012 Brandilyn Collins (P)2012 Oasis Audio
yes, an interesting premise and frightening because it becomes more believable everyday with medical technological advancements. The story, however, was one dimensional and simplistic, not enthralling or particularly suspenseful and it lost me, finally, with it's turning to back God who will fix everything..........Although the premise is interesting, I can't recommend as a great read and it only gets 3 stars because of the premise....the narrator, too, was also a bit lackluster, but I guess, on reflection, she matched the tone of the book.
I have enjoyed this author for several years now, but this is not her best work. The concept is interesting - what power do medical advances have, and how could they be used for good or evil? This is not fully realized, and too many coincidences abound for the writing to be credible. How likely is it that a brain chip recipient to just be able to go home after 48 hours?
I would have fleshed out the premise a bit more... maybe made the recipients have to stay in the hospital more... have control groups? I am not sure what I would have done, but included more well-rounded characters and less melodrama. Also, the writing is very clunky in spots, and an editor could have cleared this up.
Her performance was very good in this book... I think Over the Edge was better... as another reviewer stated, it is flat and emotionless in places. Not sure if this was meant to reflect the character herself.. in the beginning this works, but not continuously.
Very good mystery and suspense out of the ordinary. Great narration. Overall a very good experience.
In this book one womans struggle to find the truth against all odds. So many reasons for people to just think she was having a breakdown. You really get in Lisa's head and see the struggle and the pain. The ending is unpredictable and you really are on edge as scenes unfold. Great writing, fantastic story that could actually happen. I am addicted to this brilliant author. Read this book. if you enjoy it, look up all the other psychological thrillers she had written. You will be throughly entertained. Love Brandilyn Collins.
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