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The Peeling: Patient Zero
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on 4 July 2013
Iain Rob Wright brings his Peeling Series crashing to a magnificent close with this prequel. This book is set in an underground facility and reveals the truth about the peeling. I won't go into it too far because I don't want to spoil the book.

Iain Rob Wright has done his research for this book and it shows, in my review of book two I mentioned something called "Necrotizing Faciitis", an uncommon but life threatening infection. It can affect all soft tissues; dermis, subcutaneous tissue, fascia or muscle. Terms like this come up in the book and it really makes a difference to see that research has gone into it. Especially when you're setting your book around doctors in an underground facility.

I am very glad that Iain added this to his collection, as we know it was a trilogy but this prequel really works to bring the series to its revelation and if you've read the first three, you have to read this one!

So to sum up the series;

Iain is a very talented author with a fantastic imagination. He is also the kind of author that I love to support, he has so much time for his readers. And lets face it; without authors we wouldn't have half of the inspiration we do and we'd be lacking in something to love, and similarly without readers, authors wouldn't have purpose meaning they wouldn't have anybody to buy their books or spread the word about their work. It's an intricate relationship and it's great to have that reader/author relationship.

Iain invites you to visit him on Facebook and Twitter and also has his own website; [...] all details for social media can be found on the site.

I won't lie, there are spelling and grammar issues throughout the single books, I'm unsure as to whether they exist in the Trilogy as I haven't looked at that yet but it doesn't detract from the story. The story can stand up, errors or no errors, and even though usually they irritate me when I'm reading, they aren't the kind of errors where you have to read anything twice, you just might notice them whilst you're reading. Although, some of the errors are just the way that people here talk, so it's possible that it's written in dialect.

No matter what kind of books you normally read, this series is a must read. A new angle on the zombie apocalypse theme, it's a refreshing take on the genre and it portrays the behaviour and reactions which would be most likely to happen in a mass epidemic like The Peeling.

9/10 for the whole series.
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on 23 May 2013
I'm currently trying to read more fiction to develop different writing skill as I'm more used to poetry having published a couple of collections and well I must say...
I'm happy I started with this book, brilliant story, well written and leaves you wanting more which in my eyes is what makes a great read.
Loved the similarities to lecter...picked it up quite fast and then the name was dropped and I was like "aha...it was purposely done" it helped suck you in to the character even more.

Got to go read the rest of The Peeling stories now...bye!
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So Mr IRW takes us to the heart of hell and the possible start of the virus, or is it?
The journey into this new pit is coldly scary and unnerving in its possibilities.... how do a group of intelligent people keep a hostage for so many years?
The creeping terror sensation you get with this book is very, very dark.
Classically done! Faultless in its editing, as usual, and amazing writing!
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on 29 May 2013
The peeling novellas are the most original stories I've read in a long time...Iain Rob Wright has an incredible imagination to come up with something so gross! Delighted to see the story continuing with an explanation of its origins...more please Mr Rob Wright and if any studios read these please please please make these into a film, the make up sfx would be awesome!!! READ THESE BOOKS!!!!
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on 4 June 2013
I had bought this book several weeks earlier, I say bought, it was free. Decided to start reading it while my daughter was swimming and actually got quite engrossed in it within 10 minutes. Unfortunately, after about 20 minutes I glanced down and saw that I was 75% in to the story! I actually thought it was a full novel, it certainly started with the potential to be one. This is a very easy read, and also very interesting, I am definitely going to be ordering another book by Mr Wright, and this time I will pay.
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on 3 August 2013
This is my last entry as quite coincidentally the only remaining skin I have are the pads of my thumbs,which is lucky seeing as I'm using my phone to type this. Warning to anyone who contracts this virus,in your last few hours if you get weird urges for one last orgasm before you die be careful,I literally pulled myself off! These books are contagious!!!
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on 18 June 2013
Okay. Such a good story but as soon as it felt like I was really starting to get into the story it finished. Beware it is VERY short. It's definitely a bargain though as it's free for those with Kindles. Mr Wright you really had the potential to keep this story going! I wanted more!
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on 9 June 2013
ive just got my kindle so downloaded a couple of free books just to try it out....
but after reading this i immediatly downloaded the full trilogy!! gripping exciting and really gets you thinking...

a fantastic start to whats going to be a roller coaster of a story!!
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on 12 June 2013
I know it is described as a novella, but the story isn't even given a chance to get going. More of an introduction than a story. It was OK but I have read similar recently that are better... try The Eden Project: Humanity's Last Chance.
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on 19 May 2015
This would make a fantastic series. From the moment I began reading, I honestly thought I'd be up all night! I was extremely disappointed to find it was a short story, although brilliant none the less!
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