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Authors: Brandilyn Collins

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Over the Edge

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Praise for Novels by Brandilyn Collins

Over the Edge

"
Over the Edge
is an excellent mystery. I got involved in the story, and instead of my usual thirty-minute read before bed, I finished the book in four evenings.
Over the Edge
actively portrays the patient with the myriad symptoms seen in acute or chronic Lyme. This is especially true for those patients not fortunate enough to know about testing or find a Lyme literate physician."

—Dr. Nick S. Harris, President/CEO of IGeneX, Inc.

"Brandilyn Collins has written a 'who dunnit' mystery that is fun to read. More importantly she has exposed some of the clinical picture and revealed the evidence in the medical literature that at least some patients suffering with chronic Lyme have persistent active infection that responds to antibiotic therapy. Collins also reveals lateralization of 'sides' in those who treat Lyme: both sides read the same medical literature, but one group of scientists chooses to look at articles stating there is active infection that requires antibiotic to eradicate, and another group points to literature that reveals the spirochete of Lyme might cause an autoimmune process in some patients, causing persistent disease."

—Dr. Christine Green

"Meticulously researched and captivating,
Over the Edge
shows the plight of those who suffer from Lyme, and the intensely emotional "Lyme wars" between patients and the medical community. If you know someone who suffers from Lyme, you need to read this compelling novel."

—Lydia Niederwerfer, founder of Lyme-Aware, http://lyme-aware.org

"This book stayed with me long after I put it down. Not only was it a page-turner, but the storyline about Lyme disease was fascinating and eye-opening.
Over the Edge
will raise awareness about this horrible disease and validate those who suffer with it."

—Terri Blackstock, author of
Predator
and
Intervention

"
Over the Edge
will draw you in early and keep you glued until the end with an unexpected twist. Humans can only be pushed so far, then they react. This is an excellent fictional portrayal of that frustration felt by so many right now in North America as medical professionals and researchers become pitchmen for corporations who do not have your good health at heart."

—Jim Wilson, President, Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, www.canlyme.com

Deceit

" . . . good storytelling and notable mystery . . . an enticing read [that poses] tough questions about truth and lies, power and control, faith and forgiveness."

—
Publishers Weekly

"Solidly constructed . . . a strong and immediately likable protagonist. One of the Top Ten Inspirational Novels of 2010."

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Booklist

"Filled with excitement and intrigue, Collins' latest will keep the reader quickly turning pages . . . This tightly plotted mystery, filled with quirky characters, will appeal to suspense lovers everywhere."

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RT Book Reviews

". . . pulse-accelerating, winding, twisting storyline [that will] keep your attention riveted to the action until the very end."

—
Christian Retailing

Exposure

". . . a hefty dose of action and suspense with a superb conclusion."

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RT Bookreviews

"Brandilyn Collins, the queen of Seatbelt Suspense®, certainly lives up to her well-deserved reputation.
Exposure
has more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster . . . Intertwining storylines collide in this action-packed drama of suspense and intrigue. Highly recommended."

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CBA Retailers + Resources

"Captivating . . . the alternating plot lines and compelling characters in
Exposure
will capture the reader's attention, but the twist of events at the end is most rewarding."

—
Christian Retailing

"Mesmerizing mystery . . . a fast-paced, twisting tale of desperate choices."

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TitleTrakk.com

"[Collins is] a master of her craft . . . intensity, tension, high-caliber suspense, and engaging mystery."

—
The Christian Manifesto

Dark Pursuit

"Lean style and absorbing plot . . . Brandilyn Collins is a master of suspense."

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CBA Retailers + Resources

"Intense . . . engaging . . . whiplash-inducing plot twists . . . the concepts of forgiveness, restoration, selflessness, and sacrifice made this book not only enjoyable, but a worthwhile read."

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Thrill Writer

"Moves from fast to fierce."

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TitleTrakk.com

"Thrilling . . . characters practically leap off the page with their quirks and inclinations."

—
Tennessee Christian Reader

Amber Morn

". . . a harrowing hostage drama . . . essential reading."

—
Library Journal

"The queen of seatbelt suspense delivers as promised. Her short sentences and strong word choices create a 'here and now' reading experience like no other."

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TitleTrakk.com

"Heart-pounding . . . the satisfying and meaningful ending comes as a relief after the breakneck pace of the story."

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RT Bookreviews

"High octane suspense . . . a powerful ensemble performance."

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BookshelfReview.com

Crimson Eve

"One of the Best Books of 2007 . . . Top Christian suspense of the year."

—
Library Journal, starred review

"The excitement starts on page one and doesn't stop until the shocking end . . . [
Crimson Eve
] is fast-paced and thrilling."

—
Romantic Times

"The action starts with a bang . . . and the pace doesn't let up until this fabulous racehorse of a story crosses the finish line.

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Christian Retailing

"An unparalleled cat and mouse game wrought with mystery and surprise."

—
TitleTrakk.com

Coral Moon

"A chilling mystery. Not one to be read alone at night."

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RT BOOKclub

"Thrilling . . . one of those rare books you hurry through, almost breathlessly, to find out what happens."

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Spokane Living

". . . a fascinating tale laced with supernatural chills and gut-wrenching suspense.

—
Christian Library Journal

Violet Dawn

". . . fast-paced . . . interesting details of police procedure and crime scene investigation . . . beautifully developed [characters] . . ."

—Publishers Weekly

"A sympathetic heroine...effective flashbacks . . . Collins knows how to weave faith into a rich tale."

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Library Journal

"Collins expertly melds flashbacks with present-day events to provide a smooth yet deliciously intense flow . . . quirky townsfolk will help drive the next books in the series."

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RT BOOKclub

"Skillfully written . . . Imaginative style and exquisite suspense."

—
1340mag.com

Web of Lies

"A master storyteller . . . Collins deftly finesses the accelerator on this knuckle-chomping ride."

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RT BOOKclub

"fast-paced . . . mentally challenging and genuinely entertaining."

—
Christian Book Previews

Dead of Night

"Collins' polished plotting sparkles . . . unique word twists on the psychotic serial killer mentality. Lock your doors, pull your shades—and read this book at noon."

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RT BOOKclub, Top Pick

". . . this one is up there in the stratosphere . . . Collins has it in her to give an author like Patricia Cornwell a run for her money."

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Faithfulreader.com

". . . spine-tingling, hair-raising, edge-of-the-seat suspense."

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Wordsmith Review

"A page-turner I couldn't put down, except to check the locks on my doors."

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Authors Choice Reviews

Stain of Guilt

"Collins keeps the reader gasping and guessing . . . artistic prose paints vivid pictures . . . High marks for original plotting and superb pacing."

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RT BOOKClub

". . . a sinister, tense story with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat."

—
Wordsmith Shoppe

Brink of Death

". . . an abundance of real-life faith as well as real-life fear, betrayal and evil. This one kept me gripped from beginning to end."

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Contemporary Christian Music

"Collins' deft hand for suspense brings on the shivers."

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RT BOOKclub

"Gripping . . . thrills from page one."

—
christianbookpreviews.com

Dread Champion

"Compelling . . . plenty of intrigue and false trails."

—
Publisher's Weekly

"Finely-crafted . . . vivid . . . another masterpiece that keeps the reader utterly engrossed."

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RT BOOKclub

". . . riveting mystery and courtroom drama."

—
Library Journal

Eyes of Elisha

"Chilling . . . a confusing, twisting trail that keeps pages turning."

—
Publisher's Weekly

"A thriller that keeps the reader guessing until the end."

—
Library Journal

"Unique and intriguing . . . filled with more turns than a winding mountain highway."

—
RT BOOKclub

"One of the top ten Christian novels of 2001."

—
christianbook.com

Other Novels by Brandilyn Collins

Deceit

Exposure

Dark Pursuit

Rayne Tour Series

(cowritten with Amberly Collins)

Always Watching

Last Breath

Final Touch

Kanner Lake Series

Violet Dawn

Coral Moon

Crimson Eve

Coral Moon

Hidden Faces Series

Brink of Death

Stain of Guilt

Dead of Night

Web of Lies

Chelsea Adams Series

Eyes of Elisha

Dread Champion

Bradleyville Series

Cast a Road Before Me

Color the Sidewalk for Me

Capture the Wind for Me

Copyright © 2011 by Brandilyn Collins

All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America

978-1-4336-7162-3

Published by B&H Publishing Group

Nashville, Tennessee

Dewey Decimal Classification: F

Subject Heading: MEDICAL NOVELS \ LYME DISEASE—FICTION \ MYSTERY FICTION

Author represented by the literary agency of Alive Communications, Inc., 7680 Goddard Street, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, www.alivecommunications.com.

Scripture quotations are taken from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. (www.Lockman.org) Also used Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.

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For Lyme sufferers and their families,

And the doctors who treat them.

CONTENTS

Prologue

Thursday

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Friday

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Saturday

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Sunday

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Monday

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