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- File Size: 1030 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009E8A4S2
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,119,973 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Trial #1322 (a medical/psychological thriller) Kindle Edition
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Initially I could not see the purpose of the prologue but at the end it all made sense and a nice touch. At first this was slow going and although set against the background of a trial for a new drug was more about character development than anything else and it allowed me to get a real feel for the characters. None of the characters came over as particularly sympathetic as all of them seemed to be in it just for the money. However about half way through things changed and it needed a careful read as I tried to distinguish if it was really happening or a hallucination due to the effects of the drugs being taken. Actually I never found out which but it did not really matter. Not comfortable reading as it included adult themes and considerable violence which was necessary for the plot but I did enjoy it and it made me think. The frightening thing is that it all seemed so real, enough to put anyone off volunteering for a medical trial.
A compulsive and exciting if, at times, confusing read. The rather claustrophobic atmosphere of the hospital is well portrayed and the three main characters, though not particularly likeable, are believable. Overall a pacey well written psychological thriller and a promising debut novel.
This is a very unusual and interesting novel. From the very beginning, the author makes his three central characters unsympathetic and then begins to change our perceptions of, not only them, but everyone else. Is the nurse Anna just abrupt, or is she something more sinister? Why is the ward on the next floor empty? Should the group be concerned about the locked doors? This is a gripping and thrilling medical thriller, which I was unable to put down. Overall, a really good and exciting read and I look forward to anything else by this author, who shows immense promise with this debut novel.
Ok first off let me state I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. This is not a normal read for me and it took me right out of my comfort zone as I don't really read much of this particular genre. There were times when I couldn't put the book down. I really got into it and at certain times I was reading and thinking is this really happening or is this particular character hallucinating! The book does begin quite slowly but I do urge you to be patient and keep reading as once the action really gets going it is a fast paced book!
The characters were not very likable people but as the book went on you could begin to sympathise with them.
It is quite a violent book and at times, I personally found some of the violence and trauma within the story a bit much but that is probably because I'm not a regular reader of this genre. It was believable, written well and it fitted with the story well too.
I was given the book by the author to review. Would I have picked this up if I'd been browsing in a book store or on amazon? Probably not, however I'm really glad that I gave this book a shot. It was a very good debut from this author and I'm glad I read it. I would definitely buy this authors work again!
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