Skip to main content

Double Blind

Title:  Double Blind
Author:  Brandilyn Collins                                                                                                              
Pages:  328
Year:  2012
Publisher:   B&H Publishing Group                                                          
                Lisa Newberry thinks she is going insane.  She has suffered several traumatic events over the last two years including three miscarriages, being attacked and almost strangled to death, and the death of her beloved husband.  All this has happened and she is only 29 years old.  She has been suffering from severe depression.  She has no family nearby and only one close friend.  God has surely abandoned her, right?  Then, she gets The Letter.
                Cognoscenti is a company that has created an Empowerment Chip.  They hope to help those who suffer from severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s, and other brain disorders through the use of this chip.  The chip is implanted in the brain and prevents the impulses of depression, panic, fear, etc… so that the people implanted with the chip can live normal lives.  The chip is now at the human trial level before being available to the mass market.  They need volunteer subjects for this trial, who agree to undergo brain surgery for chip implantation.  There are many applications; they notify the applicants of their acceptance by letter.
                Lisa has been accepted to the trial.  She has a meeting with those in charge of the trial and they tell her that neither she nor they will know if she has received a placebo chip or the Empowerment Chip so the results will be accurate and not influenced by anyone…a double blind trial.  She undergoes the surgery and has the chip implanted.  While in the recovery room, she has a vision of a man committing murder.  She chalks it up to the drugs and anesthesia, but the next day she has another vision.  As the week progresses, so do the visions with more and more detail.  All the visions are viewed through the eyes of the murderer.  Lisa decides she wants this chip out.  She keeps seeing this vision over and over of some woman being murdered.  She can’t sleep one night because as soon as she closes her eyes, the vision begins and plays over and over.  The company won’t listen to her story, won’t remove the chip, and tells her she has had a placebo chip implanted.  Lisa knows this just can’t be true, right?  She is not going crazy or is she?  There is something wrong with this chip and she must find out before it is available to the general public.  It is not safe.  Lisa, with the help of her mother, who comes to stay with her after receiving a threatening phone call about Lisa, begins to investigate who the victim might be.  Guess what?  They find the victim alive and well.  What is going on?  Obviously, this murder never happened, but it seemed so real.
                Brandilyn Collins has written a fantastic, suspense-filled thriller that I couldn’t put down.  I have not read any of her other books yet, but I’m going to now!  You’ll see that God hasn’t abandoned Lisa, and he will never abandon you either.  Get this one and put it on your keeper shelf after reading it.  It will keep you riveted and on the edge of your seat.
                My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…


Title:  Fugitive Trackdown (Love Inspired Suspense)
Author:  Sandra Robbins
Pages:  224
Year:  Feb 2015
Publisher:  Love Inspired
My rating is 5 stars.
Claire Walker begins tracking down a fugitive after her father’s passing and learning the amount of debt owed by the business by bail jumpers.  Claire is very much living unprepared in her new though temporary life as her education as a librarian gives her little real life experience.  Claire’s best friend, Jessica, is a former police officer with her family’s fugitive recovery company a wonderful fit, but Claire just can’t ask her friend to help for reasons readers will discover.
The tracking down of a fugitive leads to a lost romance memory when she is aided unwillingly by Adam, Jessica’s brother.  Adam, a former soldier, has the training and knowledge he uses for the family business, but where has Adam’s faith gone since he last spoke to Claire?  When Claire and Adam are facing a life threatening experience their hearts, hurts and spirit…