Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Review: Liquid Fear by Scott Nicholson

Liquid Fear is the latest thriller from Scott Nicholson.

Book Description
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.”

Liquid Fear is the end result of a clinical trial gone wrong. Ten years after the trials are "over", the participants find themselves in adrenaline packed situations with no answers and mysterious bottles of pills that say "Take every 4 hours. Or else."

Scott Nicholson creates a gripping and fast paced thriller by pulling back the curtain on the raw human instincts of sex, fear, and rage. I found myself unable to look away. This is a great new read for fans of suspense and mystery thrillers.

Do you have any phobias? The trials in Liquid Fear experimented with fear response. That is not a trial I would sign up for!

Review copy provided by author


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