Double Blind~Brandilyn Collins~Book Review & Giveaway

by adustyframe ~ October 11th, 2012

I received an email asking me if I’d like to review Brandilyn’s new book. I emailed back super fast and said YES!

I found Brandilyn’s books several years ago on a blog hop–or something like that. When I was at the library, one of her new books was on the shelf and I recognized her name and picked it up.

I’ve read most of her books and here’s what I say, “OK it’s Christian suspense and it’s really creepy and really good.” Christian suspense may sound cheesy but her books are not!

Actually, Brandilyn’s book on Lyme disease Over the Edge: A Novel  is one of the two Kindle  books I’ve actually spent my own money on.

Double Blind was excellent as usual. As I read, I thought, “How does this woman’s mind work to write books like this?”

I found myself hoping Lisa would be cured from her depression, then my heart sank as the story unfolded. I worried for her safety during part of the book. I was reading it saying, “No, no get out of there!” haha!

The story draws you in and leaves you breathlessly racing from page to page to find out what happens. It ends quite a bit differently than I imagined it would.

I enjoyed thinking about the medical aspect of this story also. Would I do something like this if I was desperate? Is it even a good idea? I wondered how I would deal with the challenges Lisa faced.

In my opinion, a book that makes me think and draws me in to the point that I’m warning the character to leave the dangerous area is a good book!

If you’d like to try a little different reading than you usually do, give Brandilyn’s books a chance. Double Blind is a great place to start.


About the book:

Desperate people make desperate choices.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lisa Newberry can barely make it through the day.

Suddenly widowed and a 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?

Written in the relentless style for which Brandilyn Collins is known, Double Blind is 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.

Read an excerpt here.

Learn more about Brandilyn Collins at her site. 

Now the giveaway~

You KNOW you want to read this book right? So enter for a chance to win your own copy.

To enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post  letting me know if you’ve ever read any of Brandilyn’s books.

2. Leave another comment telling me which books of hers you’d like to read.

3. Tweet or share this giveaway and then leave a comment here telling me you did so. (Limit 1 tweet or Facebook status per day)

Giveaway ends October 17th at midnight Pacific. 

Disclaimer~I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. 


11 Thoughts Shared to Double Blind~Brandilyn Collins~Book Review & Giveaway

  1. Sara @ Embracing Destiny

    I read a Brandilyn Collins book for the first time about 12 years ago. I’ve read her entire “Color the Sidewalk” series and a few of her suspense novels. You’re right — her books are creepy! LOL That’s why I liked the “Sidewalk” series because it was not suspense. If I won this book, I would give it to my friend for Christmas because she really likes this kind.

  2. Sara @ Embracing Destiny

    I would like to read her novel about Lyme Disease that you mentioned. I remember when I was on a writer’s group with Brandilyn and she spoke about her own experience with Lyme Disease.

  3. Carolyn

    I’ve read Amber Morn several years ago and have not been able to find any more of her books locally.

  4. Carolyn

    I would love to read all of her books. I’ll have to try my Inter Library Loan and see if I can get some.

  5. Leslie

    I have never read her books but they look good! I like Terri Blackstock…is she like her or more suspenseful?

    I don’t think I have read any Blackstock…

  6. Leslie

    Oh those do look good! I’ll have to look them up at the library too. Eyes of Elisha caught my eye, but I like any books like this that are Christian and a series (so I can have more when I finish one – lol).

  7. Wendy Clark

    I have never read this book or any of her books, but my sister loves Christian suspense-type books. I bet she would love this and I would love to give it to her!

  8. Wendy Clark

    Wow, she has written quite a few, hasn’t she? I might like to try the Kanner Lake series.

  9. Janet

    I’ve never read any of her books.

  10. Karyn

    Never read any of her books, but your description sound great!

  11. Laura Lane

    I’ve never read her books.