December 9, 2012

Review: Double Blind: A Novel by Brandilyn Collins

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.

My Thoughts: 
Double Blind is a unique suspense read. The premise is a technology that I truly believe is plausible in the near future and the suspense was perfectly spaced. The only reason why I didn't rate the book 5 stars is because the ending was a little bit of a let down. The motive behind everything was weak for such a strong plot line. 

I also liked the way the Christian elements are worked into the book. It's not too over the top or pushy so that if you're not a Christian the book is still enjoyable. 

My Recommendation: 
I recommend this one for anyone who loves suspense.