( 5 stars out of 5 )
Ten years after a tragic clinical trial in memory suppression, the research volunteers realize the experiment is still underway. 99 cents for a limited time.
LIQUID FEAR: A Mystery Thriller
When Roland Doyle wakes up with a dead woman in his motel room, the only clue is a mysterious vial of pills bearing the label “Take one every 4 hrs or else.”
Ten years before, six people were involved in a secret pharmaceutical trial that left one of them dead and five unable to remember what happened. Now the experiment is continuing, as Dr. Sebastian Briggs concludes his research into fear response and post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s backed by a major drug company and an ambitious U.S. Senator, but he also has a personal stake in the outcome.
Only by taking the mysterious pills can the survivors stave off the creeping phobias, sexual impulses, and inflicted madness that threaten to consume them. But the pills have an unexpected side effect—the survivors start remembering the terrible acts they perpetrated a decade ago. They are lured back to the Monkey House, the remote facility where the original trials took place, and Briggs has prepared it for their return.
Now they are trapped, they each have only one pill left, and cracks are forming in their civilized veneer.
After the pills are gone, there’s only one option. “Or else.”
I planned to read for a couple of hours, but I continued until 2 a.m. I have discovered that reading Nicholson can be hazardous to your sleep.The book speeds along at a fast pace pausing with a philosophical question like should I call 9-1-1?
There are some pretty dark things hiding in the corners of Nicholson’s mind. “He didn’t know how many bullets the gun held, but he figured there were plenty enough for all.” Good stuff …
BTW Nicholson did the cover art — talented guy isn’t he.
I give it a solid 5 stars out of 5.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author Scott Nicholson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”