Bestselling author Collins, known for her Seatbelt Suspense, has a new publisher and a new mission—education—this time out. She taps into her personal battle with Lyme disease to create a taut, heartbreaking thriller. Janessa McNeil is the target for a deranged stalker intent on getting to her husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, a researcher who insists that chronic Lyme disease doesn't exist. His stance puts Lyme sufferers at the mercy of insurance companies who won't pay for long-term treatment and doctors who refuse to treat Lyme patients. Janessa, infected with Lyme, must battle the stalker's demands, her husband's denial that she's sick, his infidelity, and her enervating symptoms, while she struggles to protect her daughter, who may be the stalker's next victim. Collins is a fine writer who knows how to both horrify readers and keep them turning pages. She'll gain new readers with this one, all of whom will begin searching for the ticks that cause Lyme as soon as they put the book down. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/28/2011 Release date: 05/01/2011 Genre: Fiction
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