Mini Review: Double Blind by Brandilyn Collins

February 1, 2013 2.5 stars, Book Review 1 ★★½

Pabkin’s One Liner: Left me feeling apathetic rather than sympathetic


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.

Double Blind was an interesting story but it wasn’t quite for me. I didn’t come to sympathize with Lisa instead I found myself mildly annoyed by her and wasn’t sucked in by any of the plot. I expected a bit more thrill and suspense then what I got.

Now, I understand that Brandilyn Collins is a Christian author but I felt the amount of emphasis on religion in each chapter was a bit too much. Mostly because of the fact that she says pretty much the same thing to and about God every chapter. It was too repetitive.

I didn’t see the twist at the end coming but felt it was anticlimactic instead of interesting. Granted it was a quick easy read and I didn’t mind it, but I want impressed enough to seek out more of this author’s work.

Tabitha the Pabkins

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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