Imagine finding oneself immersed so deeply into the fog of depression and grief that there seems no way out. You've lost your husband and suffered two miscarriages and the world is just one huge black place to live in. Then one day you discover a easy solution (well apart from the brain surgery part) - a simple chip can be embedded in your brain and just like that, no more depression. The empowerment chip will make you life bright all over again . . . . but at what cost?
So Lisa discovers as she awakes from surgery and almost immediately begins to have repeated visions of places and events she hasn't actually witnessed as if she were seeing them through someone else's eyes. Even more distressingly, they soon turn to murder and the dumping of a young woman's body in a suitcase and over the side of a boat.
Lisa begins the search for answers with the aid of her mother and best friend Sherry, to discover just what is on this chip. Is it a memory of someone else or something altogether more sinister.
I found Brandilyn Collin's book both suspenseful and intriguing, with enough plot twists to keep me wanting to read long past respectable hours. Trust me, reading this book at work and having to finish break times at (of course) the worst possible places to stop, there being plenty of those to choose from. In this age of medical trials and science and fiction seeming to be blending together at an alarming pace, Double Blind reminds us just what is at stake when our very memories can't be trusted.